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The Ultra-Fast Charging Stations win ArchDaily Building of the Year 2020 Awards

ArchDaily has announced Cobe's Ultra-Fast Charging Stations as winner of Building of the Year 2020 Awards. The award is the world's largest architecture prize centered around people’s opinion. Altogether, 15 projects from around the globe have won the prestigious award, out of almost 4,000 nominated projects and with more than 95,000 votes. The stations for electric cars won the award in the 'Commercial Architecture' category.

See more info about the winners of ArchDaily Building of the Year 2020 Awards here.

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Cobe to design new neighbourhood in Dortmund

Cobe has won the competition to design Dortmund’s new harbor neigbourhood, 'Hafenquartier Speicherstrasse', the transformation of the biggest channel harbor in Europe. The winning project focuses on creating a city where creativity, technology and sustainability goes hand in hand, giving new life to the abandoned industrial buildings at the harbor front. This includes the re-use of a silo and an enormous industrial 13,000 m² hall, transforming it into a new technology campus with auditoriums, workshops, exhibition spaces and foodhalls for the city’s booming tech-industry and creative start-up companies.

Make sure to visit the exhibition about the project at Studieninstitut Ruhr, Königswall 25-27, 44137 Dortmund, opening today at 6:00 pm in connection with the award ceremony.

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Køge Nord Station is finalist for MIPIM Awards 2020

Køge Nord Station is finalist for MIPIM Awards 2020, selected among 228 entries from 45 countries around the world. Fingers crossed for the MIPIM Awards Ceremony on 12 March when the winner will be announced.

Visit MIPIM Awards for more information.

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Our Urban Living Room officially opens to the public at Aedes Architecture Forum

On January 17, Cobe and Aedes Architecture Forum celebrated the official exhibition opening of Our Urban Living Room in Berlin, Germany. An exhibition that tells a story about the architectural and urban development of Copenhagen, while exploring the progression of the Danish capital – from an industrial city into an urban living room – known as one of the world’s most livable places.

We thank our clients, collaborators, friends and sponsors, including Dreyers Fond, Tømmerhandel Johannes Fogs Fond, Knud Højgaards Fond and, for making the exhibition possible.

The exhibition continues until April 30 2020. Admission is free.

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Our Urban Living Room opens in Berlin

On 17 January 2020, Cobe and Aedes Architecture Forum open the doors to the exhibition ‘Our Urban Living Room’ in Berlin. The exhibition invites visitors to experience the city from a new perspective – as an extended living room in which the boundaries between the private and public space are erased. The exhibition presents a selection of realized Cobe projects. Using models, images, texts, drawings and films, an expansive wooden installation also tells a story about Copenhagen's architectural development and how these changes affect the everyday lives of people and their social interactions.

This is Cobe's third ‘Our Urban Living Room’ exhibition, following its first at the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen in 2016, and later at Laituri in Helsinki in 2018. The revised edition is developed by Cobe in collaboration with Aedes, and generously supported by Dreyers Fond, Tømmerhandel Johannes Fogs Fond and Knud Højgaards Fond. 'Our Urban Living Room' runs from 17 January to 30 April 2020 at Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin, Germany. See more info here.

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All of adidas under one roof

In 2019, the iconic sports brand adidas had its 70th anniversary. And in 2018, the world-famous company with the three iconic stripes opened the HALFTIME building - a huge and striking new building that forms part of its corporate headquarters, ‘World of Sports’, in Germany.

In addition to a canteen for all HQ employees, the building contains meeting rooms, a conference center and a showroom where the company’s high-profile brand ambassadors can stop by to see the latest designs, collections and ideas. To accommodate the many internal and public functions that HALFTIME includes, the building is versatile and multi-purpose, bringing together as many of the company’s activities and functions as possible together under one roof. The huge rhomboid roof covers the entire building like a carpet, bringing staff, visitors and brand ambassadors together and thus enabling more and wider contacts.

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Karen Blixens Plads is finalist for Årets Arne Award 2020

Karen Blixens Plads is finalist for the prestigious Årets Arne Award 2020 from the Danish Association of Architects, selected among 32 shortlisted projects.

Each year, the Danish Association of Architects honours completed projects and innovative ideas that have inspired debate or made a difference to architecture in the Danish capital. The other finalists include the City Circle Line (Cityringen) metro, Holbergskolens Næste Skur, Skt. Kjelds Plads Klimakvarter, Havebyen Mozart 74 and Venligbolig Plus.

Following a celebratory event held on January 22 to honour the six finalists, the winner will be announced on January 31.

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Cobe Sessions Podcast, episode 2, is online

The second episode of Cobe Sessions Podcast is out now, recapitulating 'Cobe Sessions - From C40 to 2025'. Meet Cobe's Founder Dan Stubbergaard, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen and CEO of Realdania, Jesper Nygård, discussing Copenhagen's sustainable future. The debate is moderated by Journalist, Mikkel Frey Damgaard.

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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West Don Lands wins 2019 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

Cobe and Architects Alliance's affordable housing project in Toronto, West Don Lands, has been awarded the 2019 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence.

The project stacks the architectural components from the three surrounding neigbourhoods: townhouses, warehouses and silos, creating a complex that both adapts to its surroundings and contributes by adding new distinctive, robust architecture. Consisting of three buildings, two of which Cobe has designed, the project contains 761 market rental apartment units including 30 percent affordable rental units.

Quote from jury member Joe Lobko:

"This project reminds us of the basic rules of great urbanism: buildings that help define streets and public spaces, with a vibrant ground plane and appropriately scaled and shaped built form that artfully interprets its historic context, while accommodating a wide range of use and population. It works on so many levels. The approach to affordable housing for this privileged site is timely, ambitious and appropriate for provincial land such as this".

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Roskilde Festival Folk High School wins German Design Award 2020

Cobe and MVRDV have won the distinguished German Design Award 2020 for Roskilde Festival Folk High School. The project is part of the Musicon district in the city of Roskilde, where a former industrial area has been transformed into a bustling new neigbourhood consisting of a school, student housing, and a rock museum, among others.

The jury of the German Design Council has given the following statement on awarding the folk high school:

"The colorful cubes, integrated into the existing architecture of the old concrete factory through a distinctive box-in-box concept, act as classrooms reminiscent of the modern interior style of a start-up company. A refreshingly-different choice of architecture for a school, which underlines the informal teaching style beautifully."

The German Design Award identifies and presents unique design trends and is given to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. See more info here.