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Cobe to create new design center for global automaker Geely in Sweden

Cobe is to create a new 14,000-m² design center for the multinational organisation Geely Design, which develops and executes new world-class designs for the Chinese global automaker Geely. The new building is going to form the setting for Geely Design’s development of, among others, the new electric car brand Lynk & Co. Located in a unique campus named ”Uni3 by Geely” on Gothenburg’s harbour front, Geely Design Center is set for completion in 2022.

Dan Stubbergaard, architect and founder of Cobe, comments on the project:

“We are very excited to work with Geely Group on their new design center in the heart of Gothenburg’s buzzing and beautiful harbour front. Electric vehicles are the way of the future and Geely Group’s innovative strategy and new ideas within this field fit perfectly with our mindset. Lynk & Co’s coming subscription service for electric cars, among others, is a potential gamechanger in the transition from fossil fuels to a more green, energy-efficient and CO₂-neutral transportation. Hopefully the new design center can help to promote this urgent transition even further”.

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Cobe is looking for a BD Student Assistant

Cobe is looking for a talented and committed student assistant for our Business Development team to start in September 2020. The position will mainly consist of assisting with tasks related to new business, but there will also occasionally be a need for assisting in solving tasks within PR and communications. We are hence looking for a person with a broad interest in communication of architecture, who thrives with different working tasks.

You will be part of our BD and communications team and have daily interaction with the whole team, but mainly our two BD Managers. The team’s overall goal is to strengthen and develop Cobe’s profile and brand, and by this means to secure Cobe’s pipeline of future projects.

See job advert below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Dear Lord Mayor of Copenhagen

As a part of the annual Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Cobe's Founder Dan Stubbergaard has written a personal letter to Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen with the message to fight monotonous architecture, demand sustainable buildings and retain and cultivate diversity, so Copenhagen also in the future can be a city for everyone.

Read the full letter in Politiken in Danish or here in English.

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Open for business

Dear clients, collaborators and friends,

Cobe is closed for Corona, but open for business. Following the Danish Government’s guidelines to limit the spread of Covid-19, we have taken necessary actions to keep our colleagues, clients, collaborators and community safe.

This means for Cobe:

- As many employees as possible are working from home.

- Travel activities are replaced by virtual meetings.

- The number of physical meetings are reduced and replaced by virtual ones.

- Our café in Nordhavn is temporarily closed.

This situation has been met with an extraordinary level of energy from everybody at Cobe. Our commitment to meet each project’s obligations and to maintain each team’s productivity remain our highest priorities. We are collaborating and cooperating closer than ever, while working from our home offices across Copenhagen. When the situation stabilizes, we are looking forward to seeing you all again. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on any of our platforms for questions or business.

Best Regards,

Dan Stubbergaard and the Cobe team

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The Bella City district secures midterm DGNB Gold certification

The Bella City district in Copenhagen is the first urban area in Denmark to be midterm certified with a DGNB Gold certification, demonstrating an outstanding commitment to meeting sustainability objectives. Created in a collaboration between Solstra Development, Cobe and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Bella City has received the mid-term gold certification after 25% of the area has been completed.

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Køge Nord Station wins Denmark's Structure Award 2019

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) has awarded Køge Nord Station with Denmark's Structure Award 2019, highlighting the station's advanced engineering and unique architectural design. Built over two important railway lines as well as Denmark’s busiest stretch of motorway with nearly 100,000 cars passing daily, Køge Nord Station enables more efficient and sustainable transport to and from the Danish capital, thereby helping to reduce car congestion throughout Copenhagen's metropolitan area.

See more info about IABSE here.

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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 Konkuruz.com, for making the exhibition possible.

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

Visit www.aedes-arc.de for more information