The Opera Park is a generous public park, centrally located in Copenhagen’s inner harbor and next door to the Royal Opera House. The purpose is to create a lush green space at the water’s edge where the hustle and bustle of everyday city life is put on hold and where nature and calmness take over.

 

The park is a contemporary translation of classical English romantic gardens and features more than 80 different species of trees, plants and flowers - injecting an island of biodiversity into the city’s heart. The park’s centerpiece is a greenhouse, nestled into the trees, with a café and a vertical connection to the underground parking facility for 300 cars. The surrounding area is rapidly being developed to meet the demands of Copenhagen’s increasing population, while the Opera Park will stand as an open and public space filled only with its diverse plant life as well as the lives of Copenhageners and those who will visit its newest green space.

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Red Cross Volunteer House has been shortlisted in the civic building category for Dezeen Awards 2019! Built for Denmark's 34,000 Red Cross volunteers, it has also been designed as a public space and an urban living room for the city. 

 

The Dezeen awards programme celebrates the world's best new architecture, interiors and design, and the volunteer house was selected among 4,500 entries from 87 different countries, judged by an international panel comprised of 75 leading figures from the architecture and design world. Organised by Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design website, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence. The winner of each category will be announced in October 2019.

 

See the shortlisted projects for Dezeen Awards 2019 here.

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COBE has been selected as the winner of the architecture contest to design FLSmidth's new headquarters. The winning proposal honours the preservation-worthy buildings, while also creating new, green and modern spaces for workspace collaboration.

 

FLSmidth delivers sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries and has more than 11,000 employees represented in 60 countries. Since 1956 the home of the company's global business has been in Valby, Copenhagen where the buildings are iconic in the area. However, they do not meet modern standards for collaboration for a global company like FLSmidth.

 

COBE's winning proposal strikes the balance between respecting the original architecture while also incorporating the companys values and need for a collaborative working environment that nurtures innovation. While a few of the existing buildings will be torn down, the biggest buildings remain and will be joined by a new underground carpark and two new buildings. Local residents will also benefit from the reconstruction as the surrounding park will be opened to the public. 

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After being opened to the public last month Karen Blixens Plads is officially inaugurated.

 

During the inauguration, COBE's founder Dan Stubbergaard gave a speech followed by Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla from the A.P. Møller Foundation, and Rector Henrik Wegener from the University of Copenhagen. The afternoon also included performances from the student choir Lille Muko.

 

Located at Copenhagen University's South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads is set to be a new outdoor public space and cultural meeting point for students and passers-by. The campus site became a reality thanks to a generous donation from the A.P. Møller Foundation.

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COBE takes part in the legendary International Bauforum 2019, taking place this week in Hamburg. For the 7th time, experts from Hamburg and around the world meet to generate new sustainable ideas for solving the urban challenges of the future of Hamburg. This year’s theme: Rethink Hamburg’s Magistralen, or arterial corridors, as urban spaces.

 

The International Bauforum has a long history in Hamburg – whether HafenCity or the International Baustellung (IBA), these urban development projects have one thing in common: they started with a Bauforum. The Bauforum is open to the public with a comprehensive program of keynotes, presentations, talks, art installations and concerts.

 

Explore the International Bauforum 2019 program here.

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COBE's Tingbjerg Library and Culture House is selected as Jury Winner in Architizer A+ Awards 2019! With entries from over 100 countries, the reputable judges of 400+ industry leaders have selected the Copenhagen, wedge-shaped library as winner in the Institutional-Libraries category.

 

The Architizer A+Awards is the world's largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture.

 

See all the Architizer A+ Awards winners here.

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As a new feature, COBE is publishing our Cobe Sessions as podcast.

 

The first edition is out now, where you meet Karsten Ifversen, Architecture Editor at Politiken, Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, CEO at The Danish Architectural Press and Marc-Christoph Wagner, Editor at Louisiana Channel. where they discuss how architecture is reflected through the lense of non-architects. The debate is moderated by Founder of COBE, Dan Stubbergaard.

 

Take a listen and subscribe at your preferred podcast service or follow this link to listen to the podcast.

 

This podcast is in Danish.

 

COBE Sessions is a recurrent event held at our studio in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn where COBE invites different players in the architecture and design business to share and discuss their work.

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Red Cross Volunteer House is longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019 in the Civic building category. The Dezeen awards programme celebrates the world's best new architecture, interiors and design, and the volunteer house was selected among 4,500 entries from 87 different countries. The winner of each category, which will be announced in October, will go on to compete for the title of architecture project of the year.

 

See more info about the longlisted projects for Dezeen Awards 2019 here

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COBE has won an international competition for a new science museum in the Swedish university city of Lund. The museum will be constructed in wood, is fully CO2-neutral and has the potential to become a future icon of sustainability. The plans for the new museum were announced yesterday at a major event as part of Almedalen Week on the island of Gotland in Sweden. 

 

The science museum is to promote general interest in natural science and research in an engaging and playful way, thus also helping to cement Lund’s international position as a science city and serve as an inviting and cultural landmark for the local area and the region at large.

 

The two-story building has a total floor space of 6,000 square meters and will contain exhibition halls, a gallery, a reception area, workshops, a museum shop, a restaurant, offices and an auditorium, scheduled to open in 2024.

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COBE is part of the new exhibition 'Space Crazy' at Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

 

The Utzon Center has invited six architects and designers to create spatial installations in a joint exhibition and play centre. Children, adults – anyone – are able to gaze through a space telescope, decorate a model town, create rooms using light and smoke, take a nap above the clouds, or explore the notion of scale in an architectural installation designed by COBE. 

 

The exhibition runs until 23 February 2020.

 

See more info about the Space Crazy exhibition here.

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