Nørreport Station is one of 15 selected projects exhibited at this year's Bicycle Architecture Biennale in Amsterdam.

 

The transformation of Nørreport Station is based on a study of preferred routes that formed the basis for the station’s new design. The new station accommodates parking lots for 2,500 bikes, and in order to create a clear hierarchy between the area for bicycles and the area for city life, all bicycle parking is placed 40 cm below the city floor - as sunken ‘bicycle beds’.

 

The Bicycle Architecture Biennale showcases outstanding built environment projects that transform places through the cycling culture as much more than just infrastructure. The exhibition runs from 17-21 June in Amsterdam before heading for an international tour.

 

The Guardian shares the story. 

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On June 17 2019 Dan Stubbergaard, founder of COBE and Anne-Louise Sommer, director of Designmuseum Denmark, will share their ideas behind the process of turning Designmuseum Denmark “inside out” and talk about how this collaboration has been a lever for the museum’s strategy to reach visitors in a more immediate and aesthetical way and expand the museum experience.

 

The talk is part of the public conference "Communicating The Arts Copenhagen" and will take place at SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark at 2.00 pm. Find more info about the conference here

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On Friday June 14, Founder of COBE Dan Stubbergaard will participate in two debates during this year's People's Democratic Festival (Folkemødet) at the Danish island of Bornholm.

 

12.00-12.45 pm: Debate on green urban development, taking its starting point in the upcoming C40 summit in October with Copenhagen as host city. During this debate, Dan Stubbergaard, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen and CPO of Realdania Nina Kovsted Helk will discuss the future green solutions to urban development in Copenhagen. 

 

2.00-3.00 pm: Debate regarding the dilemmas in the building industry, moderated by Danish journalist Mads Steffensen. 

 

NB: Both debates will be in Danish. 

 

See the program and read more about Folkemødet 2019 here.

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How to create a better everyday life for people in growing urban communities? For the last year, COBE has developed solutions for future living, as part of the Better Living project, for IKEA and Ikano Bostad. The project looks at how to make future living more inclusive, diverse, sustainable and affordable, exploring a whole neighborhood as a home, as well as prototypes of a new type of 1:1 apartment aimed to simplify sharing between families, compact living and furnishing solutions for shared living. Our collaboration continues with IKEA and Ikano Bostad, creating extraordinary everyday life.


Find more info here from IKEA's Democratic Design Days

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COBE​ is currently looking for a Student Assistant to work with communication, PR and SoMe in the Business Development and Communications team. 


Are you a true social media enthusiast and a skilled communicator, and would you like to work in a growing, dynamic architecture firm - read the job advert and send us your application.


We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Deadline for application: 15. June 2019

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Today, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince inaugurated Køge North Station - a 225 meter long pedestrian bridge and train station built above the busiest motorway in Denmark, the Køge Bay Motorway. 

 

Køge North Station will not only be a sustainable traffic hub for the public transport of the entire Copenhagen region connecting high-speed trains, local trains and the Køge Bay Motorway, but also a distinctive landmark in the area. In addition to the pedestrian bridge and train station, the project generously consists of an associated park and ride facility.  

 

The station is expected to serve six local trains and three regional highspeed trains per hour direction, with around 90.000 people passing through the area daily. A significant step on the commute for the expected 8.000 daily users and symbol of Køge and Denmark's strive towards a sustainable, green and CO2 neutral future. 

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In cooperation with Powered by E.ON Drive & Clever, COBE has designed a new type of sustainable charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in Scandinavia. The stations not only promise to recharge a vehicle in just 15 minutes but also offer drivers and passengers a chance to recharge their own mental batteries while the car is being powered up. 

 

The stations are constructed in certified wood and surrounded by trees, grass and shrubs with the aim of enhancing biodiversity around the station. All building components can be disassembled and reused.

 

Located in the Danish city of Fredericia, the first of its kind was inagurated today, and is part of an upcoming network of 48 ultra-fast, sustainable EV charging stations along Scandinavian highways.

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COBE and HAY reveal the design of the Halftime Chair. A chair designed and developed in a joint collaboration between COBE and HAY, launched in connection with 3daysofdesign.

 

With a moulded veneer seat and back riveted directly to the steel-tube frame, Halftime is a resilient, stackable chair with a clear expression that perfectly balances lightness, strength, and functionality. Crafted by the desire to create an extremely strong and durable chair that can last generations and is versatile enough for a wide range of contexts, Halftime is suitable for use in institutions, factories, cafés, and boardrooms

 

“HAY’s designs give the impression that it’s OK to feel comfortable while using their products. Since we mostly design public buildings, cultural facilities and institutional structures, we’re always looking for ways to informalise formal spaces. I think that’s where HAY’s design principles and furniture shine”. — Dan Stubbergaard, Architect and Founder, COBE.

 

See more info about the Halftime Chair here.

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Join us for a prominent debate where architecture is reflected through the lense of non-architects. We have invited Karsten Ifversen, Architecture Editor at Politiken, Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, CEO at The Danish Architectural Press and Marc-Christoph Wagner, Editor at Louisiana Channel to discuss architecture from inside and outside. The debate is moderated by Architect and Founder of COBE, Dan Stubbergaard.

 

The session will be in Danish. FREE admission. NO registration.

 

COBE Sessions is a recurrent event held at our studio in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn. We invite different players in the architecture and design business to share and discuss their work. Our in-studio café run by COBE and Depanneur is open during and after the event, where you are welcome to have a drink and hang out. See more info here 

 

Time and location:

June 20 2019 at 4.30-8.00 pm at COBE's studio, Orientkaj 4, DK-2150 Nordhavn.

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Join us for a prominent debate about urban space as a stage for social interaction and natural dynamics with Martin Rein-Cano, founder of TOPOTEK 1 from Berlin, and Stig L. Andersson, founder of SLA from Copenhagen, moderated by architect and founder of COBE, Dan Stubbergaard. The session will be in English. Free admission. No registration. 

 

COBE Sessions is a recurrent event held at our studio in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn. We invite different players in the architecture and design business to share and discuss their work. Our in-studio café run by COBE and Depanneur is open during and after the event, where you are welcome to have a drink and hang out. See more info here.

 

Time:

May 9 2019 at 4.30-8.00 pm.

 

Location:

COBE

Pakhus 54, Orientkaj 4, st.

DK-2150 Nordhavn

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