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Cobe wins masterplan competition to design Copenhagen’s new green city district – Jernbanebyen – at the city’s former railroad yard

Landowners Freja Ejendomme and DSB has selected Cobe as winner of the competition to design Jernbanebyen - one of the last undeveloped industrial sites of downtown Copenhagen.

Designed in collaboration with Arcgency, Urban Creators, EKJ, 103, Metropolitan Metaculture, Mark Vacher and Sandra Lori Petersen, the project introduces a car free neighborhood where traditional streets are replaced with green urban spaces for cyclists and pedestrians. As a continuation of the site’s former function as an industrial production facility for the Danish national rail company DSB, the project aims to be a city of production. Products will be developed, produced and sold locally, and the unique, listed workshop buildings will be transformed into workshops for creative businesses and startups. Filled with contrasts and creativity, the transformed historical industrial buildings and train tracks will be located side by side with green urban spaces, housing, institutions, shops, eateries, communal facilities and cultural offerings, creating the framework for a better and more sustainable everyday life.

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Cobe exhibits at DAC - Danish Architecture Center

Tingbjerg Library and the Ultra-fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles are part of the recently opened 'Backstage' exhibition at DAC - Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen, DK. The exhibition gives visitors a unique look at what happens backstage when architects and urban planners create the projects that shape our everyday lives.

The exhibition is open to the public from 21 April to 3 October 2021. Learn more here.

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Cobe to design Global Business Gate in Gothenburg

Cobe has won the competition to design a 100 m high-rise for Global Business Gate, delevoped by Elof Hansson Properties and Alecta, in central Gothenburg, Sweden. Completed in 2025, the 30,000 sqm mixed-use building will offer 3,000 workplaces, offices, co-working spaces and public facilities and will be part of the new Masthuggskajen development at the city's central harbour front.

Global Business Gate will be an open and inviting workplace and meeting place for international trade, community and culture. The terracing and concave volume gives it a characteristic profile in the Gothenburg skyline, inspired by the waterfront location and the harbour's scale and existing buildings.

Learn more here.

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Paper Island under construction in Copenhagen

Paper Island has officially started construction. Set for completion in 2024, the former industrial paper storage site will undergo a transformation into a place for people, with 45,000 m² condos, social housing and hotel as well as a host of diverse and multifaceted cultural activities.

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Cobe selected for masterplan competition for the Porta Romana railroad yard in Milan

COIMA, Covivio and Prada Holding have invited Cobe for the masterplan competiton for the Porta Romana railroad yard in Milan. The development will include a 100,000 sqm park, residences, offices, social housing, student housing and the Olympic Village for the Olympic Vinter Games in 2026, interconnected to the entire metropolitan area of Milan.

Cobe, in collaboration with SD Partners, TRM Engineering, AKT II, Hilson Moran and Urban Foresight, are invited as one of six teams competing, including BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, John McAslan + Partners, OUTCOMIST (Diller Scofidio + Renfro, PLP Architecture, Carlo Ratti Associati), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Studio Paola Vigana.

See more info here.

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Four Cobe projects nominated for EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2022

Cobe has four projects in the running for the world's most prestigious architecture prize - the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2022. The nominees are: Orientkaj and Nordhavn Metro Stations, Karen Blixens Plads, Køge Nord Station and the Ultra-Fast Charging Stations for Electric Cars.

The prize is awarded every two years by the European Commission, recognising and commending excellence in European architecture in both conceptual, social, cultural, technical and constructive terms.

Read about the EU Mies Award here
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Cobe and Kilo contribute with terracotta vase collection to new line of accessories from HAY

The Facade collection is a unique partnership in Danish design between Cobe, product designers Kilo and design brand HAY. Inspired by Cobe's kindergarten Forfatterhuset in Copenhagen, the series shares the same structure, material and design DNA, and is a versatile ceramic container solution for plants, utensils, servings and home decoration. The Facade collection is part of HAY’s Autumn 2020 Accessories Collection, now available at HAY stores globally.

See the collection here.

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Cobe wins competition for Koelnmesse headquarters in Cologne

Cobe wins the competition to design a 25,000 m² headquarters for Koelnmesse – one of the largest convention centers in the world with over 3 million visitors passing through it’s doors annually.

Designed in collaboration with Buro Happold and DEKRA, the project draws cues from the existing architecture of the Messe and its long colonnades and spacious ground floors. It consists of an ensemble of 3 buildings with a unifying public base connected to the trade fair grounds including conference halls, co-working, canteen and fitness, and flexible work spaces on the upper floors with excellent daylight, amenities and a high degree of flexibility for different styles of working. With its unique location in the center of Cologne, the new headquarters will create the best possible framework for meetings among employees and visitors, collaboration, and the exchange of experience, innovation, community and culture, slated for completion by 2025.

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Cobe to design Zech Haus in Dûsseldorf

Cobe, Buro Happold and DEKRA have won the competition to design Zech Haus - a 31,500 m² mixed-use development and high-rise for Gustav Zech Stiftung at Düsseldorf's harbor front, slated for completion in 2022.

See more info here.

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Køge Nord Station wins UNESCO’s Prix Versailles 2020

Køge Nord Station is the world winner of UNESCO's Prix Versailles 2020, awarded with the Special Prize Exterior in the passenger stations category.

Administrated by the United Nations, the award recognises architecture from around the world, encompassing innovation, creativity, reflection of local, natural and cultural heritage, ecological efficiency and the values of social interaction which the United Nations holds in high regard.

See more info here.