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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 architecture award for innovative building construction projects, 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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Køge Nord Station is finalist for UNESCO’s Prix Versailles award

Finalists for the Prix Versailles 2020 have been announced, and Køge Nord Station has received the nomination in the Passenger Station category – as one of six projects from around the world.

The Prix Versailles is awarded by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects (UIA). Each year the prize is awarded the world’s best projects encompassing a variety of qualities, including innovation, creativity, reflection of local, natural and cultural heritage, and energy efficiency, as well as the values of social interaction and participation which the United Nations holds in high regard.

The winner will be announced in November 2020 with the awards ceremony taking place at UNESCO’s Headquaters in December.

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Cobe wins 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 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.

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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 Millennium-Areal 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. 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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Karen Blixens Plads is finalist in Building Awards 2020

Karen Blixens Plads is in the running for the Climate Prize in this year's Building Awards, selected for creating innovative solutions in relation to future climate challenges.

The winner in each of the seven awards categories will be announced weekly, with the Climate Prize being awarded on October 8 2020.

Read all about Building Awards 2020 here.

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AAU Science & Innovation Hub breaking ground

AAU Science & Innovation Hub breaks ground at Aalborg University.

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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Køge Nord Station and Karen Blixens Plads shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020

Køge Nord Station and Karen Blixens Plads are shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020. The two projects are among 64 architecture projects from 23 countries in the running for awards, selected among 302 longlistees.

Dezeen Awards 2020 also introduces a public voting, where everyone can vote for a project in 12 different project categories. Køge Nord Station is shortlisted as ‘Infrastructure project of the year’, and Karen Blixens Plads is shortlisted as ‘Landscape project of the year’. The projects with the most votes in each of the 12 categories will be announced as public vote winners. Voting closes on 12 October 2020.

Vote for Karen Blixens Plads and Køge Nord Station here.

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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.