Last night, Krøyers Plads won the prestigious MIPIM Award at the Awards Prize-giving Ceremony in Cannes, France. Krøyers Plads won in the category Best Residential Development for its sustainable profile combined with world class architecture. Krøyers Plads is the first residential building in Denmark to obtain the Nordic ecolabel ‘Svanemærket’.

Created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards is an internationally-renowned real estate competition. The MIPIM Awards honour the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed or yet to be built, around the world.

See the other MIPIM award winners here.

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Yesterday, Dan Stubbergaard recieved the Dreyer Foundation’s Honorary Award. The Honorary Award is granted to an architect who has made a particularly valuable contribution within his or her field, and was this year granted to COBE for “the studio’s brilliant ability to embrace the city's daily life in unpretentious and animating frames.”

 

Read more about the Dreyer Foundation Honorary Award here.

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Stockholm is one of Europe’s fastest growing city regions. Over the next 30 years it is expected to grow by 140.000 inhabitants. To handle this growth the City of Stockholm has defined 9 strategic growth centres around Stockholm. The first one to be developed is Farsta. 

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Design Museum London has nominated Forfatterhuset as one of the 75 projects competing for the award: Designs of the Year 2015. Forfatterhuset will be part of the exhibition in London, running from 25 March to 23 August 2015. The Design Museum’s annual awards and exhibition, Designs of the Year, showcases design from six disciplines: architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport, chosen by international design experts including practitioners, curators, journalists and academics.

 

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Forfatterhuset is among the final 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. In total, 420 works were nominated for the award. The Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in international architecture, will be presented on May 2015.

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Today, we celebrated the topping-out ceremony of ROCKmagneten. Check out COBE's facebook page for more amazing construction site pictures.

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Both Køge North Station and Krøyers Plads are finalists for MIPIM Awards 2015. Køge North Station is shortlisted in the category ‘Best Futura Project’ and Krøyers Plads in ‘Best Residential Development’. Both categories holding three other finalists. See all the other MIPIM finalists here. The winners will be announced at the prestigious MIPIM Award Ceremony, which will take place March 12, 2015 in Cannes, France. From February 9 it is possible to vote on projects for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ on MIPIM's website.

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Freja Ejendomme selects COBE, together with Tredje Natur, for the future development of a former Royal Danish Air Force air base located in the Copenhagen suburb of Værløse. The air base holds both F16 shelters, historic hangars and abandoned sheds, and will in the future be accompanied by housing and offices.

 

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Yesterday, the first of three building units at Krøyers Plads was inaugurated. As Denmark's first apartment building marked with The Nordic Eco-label, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Rasmus Helvig Petersen, presented our team with the certificate.

 

The construction of the next two apartment blocks continues and will be completed at the end of 2015.

 

Check out COBE's facebook page for more amazing site pictures.

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On Monday 12 January, five Australian students of architecture, engineering and design started their exchange stay in Copenhagen as part of the exchange programme MADE by the Opera House. The students will spend the next six weeks at COBE, working on an interdisciplinary project in Nordhavnen.

 

As well as providing multi-disciplinary and cultural experience for Australian and Danish students, the program will foster cultural links between the two countries. The programme will run over 10 years, ending on the date of the 50th anniversary of Sydney Opera House. Each year, 10 students will enrol in the exchange programme: five Danish and five Australian students. 

 

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