Cobe wins competition for Mühlendamm Bridge in Berlin
In collaboration with Arup, Cobe has won the competition for the Mühlendamm Bridge in Berlin - one of the main east-west arteries in the city's historic Mitte district. The project transforms a heavy infrastructural node into a generous public space for people, offering bicycle lanes, pedestrian zones, a new tram line, and stands for the public to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of Berlin's iconic Cathedral and TV Tower.
Denmark's first urban, ultra-fast charging station is open to the public
Located next to Frederiksberg City Hall in central Copenhagen, Denmark's first urban, ultra-fast charging station supports a cleaner and greener transportation in Denmark. The station is able to charge 4 electric vehicles at the same time, and provides drivers a pleasant, natural environment for relaxing while waiting for their car to charge up. Composed of two timber canopies, designed for disassembly, reuse and upcycling, the station is part of Clever and Cobe’s modular system of ultra-fast charging stations currently being rolled out across Europe.
Karen Blixens Plads wins AZ Awards 2021
Karen Blixens Plads is the people's choice winner in AZ Awards 2021 - selected from more than +1,200 entries from 57 countries.
Azure Magazine elaborates on the award: "Boasting a resplendent topography, Karen Blixens Plads in Copenhagen is both a 20,000-squaremetre public space and a parking lot large enough for 2,000 bicycles. Architect Dan Stubbergaard of local firm Cobe achieved this feat by stacking one program element on top of the other. On the surface, the square is an undulating landscape, half hardscrabble, half green, and perfect for bike rides or summertime strolls. But in key locations, the space is punctuated with whimsical circles to reveal semi-submerged parking lots beneath the artificial mounds. Karen Blixens Plads is a climate park, too: During heavy storms, when nobody’s biking anyway, the storage will become a massive rainwater collector."
Two Cobe projects announced as winners of the Danish Concrete Award 2021
Every second year, the Danish concrete association, Dansk Beton, recognizes the most excellent and sustainable concrete projects in Denmark. For the 2021 prize-giving, Orientkaj Station has been announced as winner of the Sustainable Concrete Award 2021, and Karen Blixens Plads the winner of the In-Situ Award 2021.
Cobe completes second project at adidas headquarters
Cobe has completed its second project for adidas. Located at adidas World of Sports headquarters in Germany, HOMEGROUND is an ultimate hub for team-building and creativity that brings people together and enables success. Designed as a hidden village in the woods and constructed of cross-laminated timber, it will host the German National football team during the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament, before opening up to adidas staff and future visiting sports teams.
Cobe wins competition for Gothenburg University Library
Cobe has won the competition for a new university library in the heart of Sweden's second-largest city, Gothenburg. The new 16,000-m² university library will be located in the heart of Gothenburg in the university area of Näckrosen, near many of the city's cultural institutions and to the Faculties of Humanities and The Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
Cobe's winning project uses the book as the source of inspiration and point of departure for the design. Both the lightness and the gravity of a book is reflected in the subtle curvature of the building's volume and the vertical lines of its facade - much like the pages of a book, just being opened. The volume rests on an open and transperant ground floor with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. The ambition is to allow the building to blend in with the surrounding park, to invite both new and current users inside, and to stand out as a beacon of knowledge at the top of the university area of Näckrosen.
Gothenburg University Library is set for completion in 2028.
Karen Blixens Plads wins Rethinking The Future Awards 2021
Karen Blixens Plads is an awardee of Rethinking The Future Awards 2021 - this year celebrating its 9th year by highlighting projects that are one step ahead towards a more sustainable future. This year, 1,400+ registrations were received from more than 50 countries.
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 have selected Cobe as winner of the masterplan competition to design Jernbanebyen (english: railway city) - 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 car free neighborhoods 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.
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.
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.