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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, Denmark. 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.

Mies Award 2022 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 in Copenhagen's inner harbour 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 sqm condos, co-operative 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, Italy. 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 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.

The nominated projects include:

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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.

Shop 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, located in Cologne, Germany, 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 sqm mixed-use development and high-rise for Gustav Zech Stiftung at Düsseldorf's harbor front in Germany, 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.

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Cobe to transform former correctional facility into a green, sustainable city district

Cobe is selected to design a masterplan transforming the iconic star-shaped Vridsløselille correctional facility, located in the city of Albertslund just 15 km from central Copenhagen, into a green, sustainable city district of up to 160,000-square-metre housing and common facilities. Rather than tearing down the former state prison, the well-known prison gate and other essential qualities of the existing landscapes and cultural environments in the area will be preserved, transformed and actively integrated in the new city district.

We have already started up the process for the Vridsløselille masterplan and are excited to continue our work in collaboration with landowner A. Enggaard A/S, Freja Ejendomme and Albertslund Kommune. In a parallel assignment done earlier this year, two schemes, designed by Cobe and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, respectively, were recommended for the next step. Elements from the two projects can be implemented in the work ahead to develop the masterplan.