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Dan Stubbergaard lectures online at the University of Washington

As part of his Visiting Professorship this year for the University of Washington, Department of Architecture, Founder of Cobe Dan Stubbergaard will present recent works of Cobe in an online lecture on November 24 at noon PST. Register for the lecture (for free) by submitting you name and email and you will recieve a link the day before.

See more info about the lecture and how to register here.

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Cobe to design Culture School

Cobe, Norconsult and Gade&Mortensen Acustics win the competition to design a new culture school in the Danish city of Hjørring, and part of the city’s cultural axis.

An industrial and flexible truss supported structure will contain a learning landscape of wooden boxes stacked around a central common area functioning as the school’s communal heart and center stage. Each of the boxes will host a variety of functions - music studios, art studios, dance halls, classrooms and offices. Positioned to receive DGNB Gold certification, the one-of-kind culture school will be a informal, robust and flexible frame, set for completion in 2022.

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New ultra-fast charging station opening in Aarhus

Electric car drivers can now get their EV charged while enjoying a spectacular view of the bay and harbor in Aarhus city, Denmark. A single wooden canopy, constructed for future disassembly, offers ultra-fast charging with 300 kWh - not only minimizing the usual charging time but also creating a meaningful break for the driver and passenger.

The new station opening today is part of an upcoming network of 10,000 new charging points in Denmark, provided by Clever by 2025.

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Karen Blixens Plads nominated for DETAIL Readers' Prize 2020

As 1 of 13 projects, Karen Blixens Plads is nominated for DETAIL Readers’ Prize 2020 – the international award for innovative architecture, outstanding interior design and constructive highlights.

Awarded on the basis of public voting, vote for Karen Blixens Plads before October 30 2020 and help us win the DETAIL Readers' Prize.

Place your vote here.

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Cobe wins masterplan competition to transform Bremerhaven harbour into resilient, mixed-use city district

Cobe has been announced as winner of the competition to transform the former industrial harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany, into a 140 ha robust and resilient city district. Appreciating both new and existing structures, the masterplan is based on three equally important strategies for the blue, the green and the build. The project gives the water back to the city with a planned bio pool and a 6 km long harbor promenade, among others. The city district is planned with a focus on small neigbourhoods with their own social and cultural catalysts. The catalysts are reused historical buildings that preserve the former harbour’s inherent DNA, while helping to set the masterplan in motion.

Created in collaboration with Transsolar and SHP Ingenieure, the project consists of mixed-use developments integrated into the industrial heritage architecture preserved on-site, providing homes for approx. 7,000 inhabitants and workspaces for another 4,000.

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Dan Stubbergaard recieves the C. F. Hansen Medal

The Danish Academy Council has bestowed Founder of Cobe Dan Stubbergard with the C. F. Hansen Medal – the highest honors from the academy – for his distinguished work and contribution to the arts.

See more info here.

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Karen Blixens Plads wins the Climate Prize in Building Awards 2020

Karen Blixens Plads has been announced as winner of the Climate Prize in this year's Building Awards. The award is given on the basis of creating innovative solutions in relation to future climate challenges. The jury elaborates on the award:

“A plane, dull and wind-swept site has been transformed into an open and inviting urban space that considers and promotes green transportation, climate proofing and biodiversity. A powerful example of how climate proofing not necessarily needs to be boring and “unsexy".

The project has succeeded in creating an urban space, that takes part in providing Denmark against incipient and future climate changes. Moreover, the university square connects a large campus area with aesthetic and practical solutions that not only include handling of rainwater and wind but also merges the plaza with the neighbouring greenery and smoothly encourages the most climate neutral kind of transportation: The bicycle.”

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Cobe selected for architecture competition for the Millennium site in Frankfurt

In corporation with the City of Frankfurt, CA Immo has invited Cobe to compete for the Millennium-Areal in the heart of Frankfurt’s Europaviertel in Germany. The goal is to develop a 185,000-square-metre mixed-use building complex. With two towers respectively 260-metre and 150-metre tall and a low-rise development, the project will include Germany’s tallest tower when completed.

Cobe is invited as one of eight architecture firms, including David Chipperfield (UK/DE), Herzog & de Meuron (CH), OMA (NL), Ferdinand Heide Architekt (DE), Ingenhoved Architects (D), Schneider+Schumacher (DE) and 3xN (DK).

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AAU Science & Innovation Hub breaking ground in Aalborg

AAU Science & Innovation Hub breaks ground at Aalborg University in the Danish city of Aalborg.

The 8,500 m² campus extension will provide spaces for both lively research and focused concentration where students will be able to inhabit a new type of un-programmed workshop spaces named Garages. The garages alongside the atrium street will be the innovative basis for informal learning, acting as a supplement to the formal education and research offered at Aalborg University.

AAU Science & Innvation Hub is set for completion in 2022.

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Dan Stubbergaard in online public debate on the future of cities, co-hosted by New York Institute of Technology and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York

Founder of Cobe, Dan Stubbergaard, will participate in "The Future of Cities: Urban Regeneration in a Time of Crisis" virtual debate taking place September 15 2020, 3:00 PM (CEST).

Co-hosted by New York Institute of Technology and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, the public virtual event aims to discuss the critical role that urban regeneration and resilience will play to address the global climate crisis.

Besides Stubbergaard the panel also includes: Matthias Altwicker (Principal, Studio A+H and Associate Professor of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology), Ehsan Kamel (Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director of Energy and Green Technologies Laboratory, New York Institute of Technology), Suzanne Musho (Vice President for Capital Panning and Facilities Management, New York Institute of Technology), and Mirella A. Vitale (Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communication and Public Affairs, ROCKWOOL Group).

Mark Chambers (Chief Sustainability Officer, City of New York) will open the panel discussion before involving the panel in the debate moderated by Maria R. Perbellini (Dean, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology). Ambassador of the Consul General of Denmark In New York, Berit Basse, will be giving the closing remarks.

Read more about the event and sign up here.