COBE takes part in the legendary International Bauforum 2019, taking place this week in Hamburg. For the 7th time, experts from Hamburg and around the world meet to generate new sustainable ideas for solving the urban challenges of the future of Hamburg. This year’s theme: Rethink Hamburg’s Magistralen, or arterial corridors, as urban spaces.

 

The International Bauforum has a long history in Hamburg – whether HafenCity or the International Baustellung (IBA), these urban development projects have one thing in common: they started with a Bauforum. The Bauforum is open to the public with a comprehensive program of keynotes, presentations, talks, art installations and concerts.

 

Explore the International Bauforum 2019 program here.

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COBE's Tingbjerg Library and Culture House is selected as Jury Winner in Architizer A+ Awards 2019! With entries from over 100 countries, the reputable judges of 400+ industry leaders have selected the Copenhagen, wedge-shaped library as winner in the Institutional-Libraries category.

 

The Architizer A+Awards is the world's largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture.

 

See all the Architizer A+ Awards winners here.

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As a new feature, COBE is publishing our Cobe Sessions as podcast.

 

The first edition is out now, where you meet Karsten Ifversen, Architecture Editor at Politiken, Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, CEO at The Danish Architectural Press and Marc-Christoph Wagner, Editor at Louisiana Channel. where they discuss how architecture is reflected through the lense of non-architects. The debate is moderated by Founder of COBE, Dan Stubbergaard.

 

Take a listen and 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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Red Cross Volunteer House is longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019 in the Civic building category. The Dezeen awards programme celebrates the world's best new architecture, interiors and design, and the volunteer house was selected among 4,500 entries from 87 different countries. The winner of each category, which will be announced in October, will go on to compete for the title of architecture project of the year.

 

See more info about the longlisted projects for Dezeen Awards 2019 here

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COBE has won an international competition for a new science museum in the Swedish university city of Lund. The museum will be constructed in wood, is fully CO2-neutral and has the potential to become a future icon of sustainability. The plans for the new museum were announced yesterday at a major event as part of Almedalen Week on the island of Gotland in Sweden. 

 

The science museum is to promote general interest in natural science and research in an engaging and playful way, thus also helping to cement Lund’s international position as a science city and serve as an inviting and cultural landmark for the local area and the region at large.

 

The two-story building has a total floor space of 6,000 square meters and will contain exhibition halls, a gallery, a reception area, workshops, a museum shop, a restaurant, offices and an auditorium, scheduled to open in 2024.

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COBE is part of the new exhibition 'Space Crazy' at Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

 

The Utzon Center has invited six architects and designers to create spatial installations in a joint exhibition and play centre. Children, adults – anyone – are able to gaze through a space telescope, decorate a model town, create rooms using light and smoke, take a nap above the clouds, or explore the notion of scale in an architectural installation designed by COBE. 

 

The exhibition runs until 23 February 2020.

 

See more info about the Space Crazy exhibition here.

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Tingbjerg Library and Culture House and Red Cross Volunteer House are finalists for Architizer A+ Awards 2019, in the Libraries and Architecture +Community categories, respectively. 

 

The Architizer A+Awards is the world's largest awards program, celebrating the year’s best architecture, and the winner in each category will be decided based on the public's choice. Follow the links below to vote for Tingbjerg Library as your favourite library and Red Cross Volunteer House as best community building.

 

Vote for Tingbjerg Library and Culture House as your favourite library here. 

Vote for Red Cross Volunteer House as best Architecture +Community here.

 

The voting ends 5 July. 

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The Ultra-Fast Charging Stations for electric vehicles are the green and sustainable alternative to the traditional gas stations. The stations are constructed in certified wood, topped by solar panels and surrounded by actual trees, grasses and other plantings selected in cooperation with the Danish Society for Nature Conservation (Danmarks Naturfredningsforening) with the aim of enhancing biodiversity around the station.

 

Moreover, all components of the construction can be broken down into usable and recyclable materials, while the choice of wood as a building material further emphasizes the building’s sustainable design.

 

In the longer term, it is the ambition that the Ultra-Fast Charging Stations will help make it more attractive to invest in EVs and thus promote the transition from fossil fuels to a more green, energy-efficient and CO2-neutral transportation both in Denmark and abroad.

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Nørreport Station is one of 15 selected projects exhibited at this year's Bicycle Architecture Biennale in Amsterdam.

 

The transformation of Nørreport Station is based on a study of preferred routes that formed the basis for the station’s new design. The new station accommodates parking lots for 2,500 bikes, and in order to create a clear hierarchy between the area for bicycles and the area for city life, all bicycle parking is placed 40 cm below the city floor - as sunken ‘bicycle beds’.

 

The Bicycle Architecture Biennale showcases outstanding built environment projects that transform places through the cycling culture as much more than just infrastructure. The exhibition runs from 17-21 June in Amsterdam before heading for an international tour.

 

The Guardian shares the story. 

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On June 17 2019 Dan Stubbergaard, founder of COBE and Anne-Louise Sommer, director of Designmuseum Denmark, will share their ideas behind the process of turning Designmuseum Denmark “inside out” and talk about how this collaboration has been a lever for the museum’s strategy to reach visitors in a more immediate and aesthetical way and expand the museum experience.

 

The talk is part of the public conference "Communicating The Arts Copenhagen" and will take place at SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark at 2.00 pm. Find more info about the conference here

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