Three Cobe projects longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020

adidas HALFTIME, Karen Blixens Plads and Køge Nord Station are longlisted for this year's Dezeen Awards. From over 4,300 entries, 302 projects have been selected for the longlist of the prestigious architecture prize in 12 different categories. A panel of prominent jurors will reveal the shortlisted projects in the beginning of September before announcing the winners in late-October.

Check out the full longlist for Dezeen Awards 2020 here.

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The Silo is part of exhibition on sustainable architecture in Prague

The Silo is featured in the exhibition The Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture that opened today at Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera in Prague. The international exhibition presents the main directions of contemporary sustainable architecture, focusing on the aesthetic tendencies especially in urban structures around the world, and runs until September 22 2020.

Read more about the exhibition here.

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Cobe to design Visitor Center at Germany’s third largest monument

Cobe has won the international competition to design a new Visitor Center at the Kyffhäuser Monument - Germany’s third largest monument and a historic 10th Century castle ruin. Set for completion in 2022, the Visitor Center is conceived as a simple ‘cut’ in the sandstone cliffs – merging architecture and landscape through a large green roof that rests softly on the surrounding cliffs. Constructed in locally sourced timber, the visitor center provides a warm and natural material counterpoint to the raw expression of the cliffs. A funicular lift connects the Visitor Center to the monument 80 meters above, providing the necessary infrastructure for the thousands of tourists who visit the site annually.

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Cobe and Arup's new metro stations celebrate Copenhagen’s redeveloped docklands

Part of the Nordhavn metro line extension connecting the docklands to Copenhagen’s city center, Cobe and Arup have worked together to design two new metro stations, Orientkaj and Nordhavn, under the Nordhavn metro line extension. The recently opened public transport link unlocks the potential for the redevelopment of Copenhagen’s northern docklands, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in northern Europe.


Cobe to transform the House of Denmark in Paris

Cobe, in collaboration with Moe, is selected to transform Maison du Danemark, the House of Denmark, located on the famed Parisian boulevard Avenue des Champs-Élysées, including an overall plan for the future transformation of the building and a massive reduction of the building’s CO₂ footprint, as well as a reconstruction of the exhibition hall that burned down in 2019.

"We are honoured and excited to be working with the House of Denmark to create the framework for a new sustainable institution, promoting Danish culture, values and savoir-faire for the 300,000 pedestrians that daily pass by the building," Dan Stubbergaard, Founder of Cobe.

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Dan Stubbergaard appointed juror of Kasper Salin Prize

Founder of Cobe Dan Stubbergaard will be the first Danish juror of the Kasper Salin Prize. Established in 1962, the Kasper Salin Prize is regarded as the most prestigious architecture prize in Sweden, and is annually awarded by the Swedish Association of Architects to a significant building in Sweden of unique architectural quality.

This year's jury also include Karin Milles (City Architect of Norrkoping), Joakim Lyth (Wingårdhs) and Torun Hammar (The National Property Board Sweden).

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Cobe to create new design center for global automaker Geely in Sweden

Cobe is to create a new 14,000-m² design center for the multinational organisation Geely Design, which develops and executes new world-class designs for the Chinese global automaker Geely. The new building is going to form the setting for Geely Design’s development of, among others, the new electric car brand Lynk & Co. Located in a unique campus named ”Uni3 by Geely” on Gothenburg’s harbour front, Geely Design Center is set for completion in 2022.

Dan Stubbergaard, architect and founder of Cobe, comments on the project:

“We are very excited to work with Geely Group on their new design center in the heart of Gothenburg’s buzzing and beautiful harbour front. Electric vehicles are the way of the future and Geely Group’s innovative strategy and new ideas within this field fit perfectly with our mindset. Lynk & Co’s coming subscription service for electric cars, among others, is a potential gamechanger in the transition from fossil fuels to a more green, energy-efficient and CO₂-neutral transportation. Hopefully the new design center can help to promote this urgent transition even further”.

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Dear Lord Mayor of Copenhagen

As a part of the annual Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Cobe's Founder Dan Stubbergaard has written a personal letter to Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen with the message to fight monotonous architecture, demand sustainable buildings and retain and cultivate diversity, so Copenhagen also in the future can be a city for everyone.

Read the full letter in Politiken in Danish or here in English.


Open for business

Dear clients, collaborators and friends,

Cobe is closed for Corona, but open for business. Following the Danish Government’s guidelines to limit the spread of Covid-19, we have taken necessary actions to keep our colleagues, clients, collaborators and community safe.

This means for Cobe:

- As many employees as possible are working from home.

- Travel activities are replaced by virtual meetings.

- The number of physical meetings are reduced and replaced by virtual ones.

- Our café in Nordhavn is temporarily closed.

This situation has been met with an extraordinary level of energy from everybody at Cobe. Our commitment to meet each project’s obligations and to maintain each team’s productivity remain our highest priorities. We are collaborating and cooperating closer than ever, while working from our home offices across Copenhagen. When the situation stabilizes, we are looking forward to seeing you all again. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on any of our platforms for questions or business.

Best Regards,

Dan Stubbergaard and the Cobe team

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The Bella City district secures midterm DGNB Gold certification

The Bella City district in Copenhagen is the first urban area in Denmark to be midterm certified with a DGNB Gold certification, demonstrating an outstanding commitment to meeting sustainability objectives. Created in a collaboration between Solstra Development, Cobe and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Bella City has received the mid-term gold certification after 25% of the area has been completed.