Today is the groundbreaking for the 77,000 m2 Europahafenkopf on the harbour front in the German city of Bremen. The project is a milestone in the transformation of Bremen’s industrial port to a new city quarter. With its prominent position at the end of the harbour and its characteristic saddle roof skyline the project is going to connect the historical city core with Bremen’s new urban neighbourhood.

 

The Europahafenkopf project consists of four buildings, all containing a series of halls on the ground floor that invite passers-by in with a wide range of public functions, including cafés, shops, galleries and a sprawling street food market. Housing and offices will be placed on top of the halls which encircle green and intimate courtyards. 

 

The project is financed and built by the local Gustav Zech Foundation and scheduled to be completed in 2021.

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Danish Architecture Center has opened the doors to their new exhibition; 'Communities Between the Walls'. The exhibition focuses on art and urban development and has contributions from artists and architects who work with or in low-income ares across Denmark, including Tingbjerg Library and Culture House.

 

'Communities Between the Walls'' runs from 15 February until 1 June 2019.

 

Read more about the exhibition here.

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Frederiksberg Allé 41 has reached an important construction milestone: the topping-out ceremony. Located on top of the entrance to one of the new stations on Copenhagen's coming metro city ring, Frederiksberg Allé 41 will be a natural meeting place and focal point for urban life on one of the most significant historic avenues in the Danish capital. The building will include a food and culture house as well as 30 housing units surrounding an intimate, green courtyard.

 

The opening of the food market is planned for mid-2019, in connection with the opening of the metro, while all apartments will be ready for occupancy end of 2019. 

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The city of Esbjerg has a new pedestrian bridge and promenade, connecting Esbjerg harbour - Denmark's biggest harbour as regards area - with the city center of Esbjerg. Landgangen takes shape as a branch gradually connecting and growing between the harbor and the city. Each turn offers new vantage points, plateaus, stairs and connecting pathways, with unique views to Esbjerg, the historic surrounding landscape and the waterfront. Originally built for infrastructure, the bridge has become a new meeting point in the city.

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Why open a café in an architecture studio? Monocle 24 Radio interviewed Dan Stubbergaard, founder of COBE, to find out how COBE and Depanneur are embracing the city by opening up the architects' studio to the public through an in-house café.

 

Listen to the interview in Chapter 3 here.

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COBE will be participating in the BAU 2019 Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems in Munich, Germany, with a key note lecture by Dan Stubbergaard about Our Urban Living Room on Monday 14 January 2019. The BAU München is one of the world's leading fair trades for the construction industry.

 

Read more about the trade fair here

 

Time:

Monday 14 January 2019 at 12.45 pm

 

Location:

Messe München GmbH - Entrance West, Hall C2/309

Messegelände

81823 München

Germany

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The Silo has been selected as winner of Civic Trust Awards 2019.

 

From 240 applications world wide, The Silo is recognisesd as an outstanding architectural project that improves the built environment and offers a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to its local community.

 

See more info here.

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The Danish Association of Architects nominates Tingbjerg Library and Culture House for Store Arne Award 2019. 

 

The prize is awarded to initiatives, completed projects, and innovative ideas that have inspired debate or made a difference to architecture the past year, and will be awarded in January 2019 at the association's New Year's reception. 

 

Read more here.

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As the first Danish architectural office, COBE invites the people into their world, as the café is part of and located at COBE's studio in Nordhavn. 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.

 

Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm, Friday 8:00am-7:00pm

 

Where:

COBE

Pakhus 54, Orientkaj 4, st.

DK-2150 Nordhavn

Denmark

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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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