As the first Danish architectural office, COBE invites the people into their world at Pakhus 54, as the café is part of and located at COBE's studio in Nordhavnen. COBE and Depanneur will work as the intermezzo between street and studio, and the idea is to create a cozy lobby vibe, where both COBE’s guests and employees, neighbors and passers-bys can have a coffee, read a magazine, have an informal meeting, buy a book or take a look at the latest architecture models straight from the studio. The models in the café are all smaller versions of COBE’s buildings and projects, thus the café hosts the unique opportunity to come inside and see where the surrounding architecture is born, and then go for a walk in Nordhavnen and the rest of Copenhagen and experience the architecture in 1:1 scale.

 

Read more about Depanneur on Depanneur.dk.

 

Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-7pm

 

Where:

Pakhus 54, Orientkaj 4,

2150 Nordhavnen, Copenhagen

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COBE unveils the completed design of Red Cross Volunteer House. The building is designed by COBE in cooperation with the red cross volunteers as a celebration of volunteer work and commitment and as a meeting place for the volunteers, the city and anyone wishing to contribute to the work the Red Cross does for marginalized citizens. Designed to fit within a wider context as a focal point for the 34,000 volunteers of Danish Red Cross, Red Cross Volunteer house expresses generosity as well as modesty.

 

The Red Cross Volunteer House is an extension of the national headquarters of Red Cross in Denmark in Copenhagen. Shaped as a triangle with a publicly accessible roof surface, the Volunteer House is designed with the ambition of being inviting and encouraging passers-by to enter and explore it. This is a building for the Red Cross volunteers, but it is also a public space for the city. 

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Next week is your last chance to see COBE's Our Urban Living Room exhibtion in Helsinki, closing on 30 November 2018.

 

The exhibition and accompanied book is based on COBE's last 10 years of practice in Copenhagen, grounded in social livability and urban democracy with the aim to create buildings and spaces that invite Copenhageners to use and define them; as an extended living room, where the boundaries between private and public space become fluid.

 

See more images of the exhibition on our Facebook and Instagram and buy a copy of the Our Urban Living Room book through the online shop of Arvinius+Orfeus Publishing.

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Project Director Caroline Nagel is participating in the round table discussion and lecture 'The Sooner Now' in Cologne, presenting COBE's Deutzer Hafen and discussing innovative urban development and future living concepts. 

 

The Sooner Now is a joint initiative by Freunde von Freunden and MINI fostering collective imaginations of urban futures. See more info here.

 

When: 

November 20, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 8 PM

 

Where: 

25 Hours Hotel

Im Klapperhof 22-24

50670 Cologne

Germany

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COBE’s Ultra-Fast Charging Stations is named winner of the Infrastructure Prize at Building Awards 2018. The jury found, among other things, that the ultra-fast charging stations are a step in the right direction if Denmark is to be free of petrol and diesel cars.

 

While it takes approx. five minutes to fill up your car with petrol, charging an electric vehicle today is a more time-consuming exercise. COBE’s design for the ultra-fast charging station is based on a green rethink of the conventional petrol station. The charging station should not only minimize the charging time, but also create a meaningful break for the driver. The station takes the form of a series of structural ‘trees’, with ‘crowns’ that filter light and shade. The modular approach means that the design is scalable, and that one ‘tree’ can easily be multiplied to become a ‘forest’ depending on the required capacity. 

 

The future is being built in Fredericia these days, with the first ultra-fast charging station under construction, set for completion in 2019. 

 

Read the press release

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We are celebrating the Stockholm book launch of Our Urban Living Room next week. Please join us for two events:

 

A conversation with COBE and Veronica Hejdelind from Arwidssonstiftelsen.

When: November 14 2018, 5.30 pm to 7 pm

Where: Konst-Ig, Åsögatan 124, 116 24 Stockholm, Sweden

See more info here

 

A lecture based on COBE's ten years of practice, grounded in social liveability and urban democracy

When: November 15 2018. The lecture begins at 6 pm. Mingle with drinks, snacks and book sales from 5.30 pm
Where: Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

See more info here

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Out of 383 projects from 38 countries, The Silo is nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019.

 

Biannually, the prize is granted by The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the European Commission to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe. In this way, the Award draws attention to the major contribution by European professionals to the development of new ideas and technologies. At the same time, it offers both individuals and public institutions an opportunity to reach a clearer understanding of the cultural role of architecture in the construction of our cities. The Mies van der Rohe Award is the official architecture prize of the European Union.

 

40 shortlisted projects will be announced in January and the final winner in mid-April 2019.

 

Read more about the prize here.

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Desigmmuseum Danmark celebrates their new plaza, entrance, café, ticket office and museum shop with a public grand opening event on Friday November 2 2018. Please join us at 3.30-5.00 pm and celebrate the museum's new entrance where you will have the opportunity to experience and explore design - even before entering the museum.

 

When:

2 November 2018, 3.30-5.00 pm

 

Where: 

Designmuseum Danmark

Bredgade 6

DK-1260 Copenhagen

Denmark

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1 October 2018 Tingbjerg Library and Culture House officially opened to the public. The opening was marked by a huge celebration where the public and future users of the building experienced their new community house.

 

With the opening, Tingbjerg Library and Culture House is a new landmark building that will be a new gathering point for people of all ages and backgrounds. The new library and culture house has been designed with input from the residents of the multicultural Tingbjerg community in western Copenhagen to create a new destination at the heart of their neighbourhood. COBE’s aim is for the project to serve as an urban catalyst and an architectural framework for social and cultural activities, thereby contributing to a positive development of the local community on the fringe of Copenhagen.

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On 12 October 2018, COBE and adidas celebrated the official opening of Halftime – a 14,000 m2 event center with integrated employee restaurant, designed by COBE, in adidas’s headquarters, 'World of Sports' in Germany. The design is guided by adidas' three company behaviors; creativity, collaboration and confidence.

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