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Cobe is part of the team selected for the Revitalization of the Collingwood Grain Terminals in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

The Corporation of the Town of Collingwood has selected Streetcar Developments Inc. & Dream Unlimited Corp together with Cobe, Urban Strategies, DTAH, Purpose, Entuitive, ERA, Crozier, and Two Row Architect as the successful proponent to move forward with Revitalization of the Collingwood Grain Terminals.

The Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization Project includes preservation and adaptive reuse of the Terminals through the creation of a full-service and authentic boutique hotel, restaurants, and events spaces, that highlight the heritage attributes of the building and provide public access to the entire Terminal building. The project will also include a residential component to the east of the terminals, a public realm enhancement, a reimagined park, new trails and walkways, and a renewed focus on recreational and cultural activities for year-round public enjoyment. Collingwood Harbour will be transformed into a marine destination unmatched on Georgian Bay and beyond.

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Cobe wins the international masterplan competition for a new city district - Quartier Am Humboldthain – in central Berlin

Quartier am Humboldthain is inspired by the neighboring Humboldthain Park, one of Berlin’s green lungs and the old AEG Turbine Factory by architect Peter Behrens, which had a significant influence on Berlin’s and Germany’s industrial history, and. The new district transforms an area of 6,5 ha from a closed, monofunctional solitary building to an open and flexible urban plan organized around a new central park. Closing the building block towards the park, the district will offer new addresses along Gustav-Meyer-Allee with significant green views. The park becomes the green lung and central public space, also preventing heat and collecting rainwater after cloudbursts. It forms the organic counterweight to the unique industrial heritage with large industrial halls and the four new built high-rises. The masterplan will include 235.000m² of commercial use with a focus on the science and technology related industries. The synergy of history and future, research and production, nature and culture, openness and enclosure will make the new “Quartier am Humboldthain” a true future-proof district of Berlin.

The project is developed together with SHP Ingenieure, Werner Sobeck, and Hans-Jörg Scherbening, DEKRA for Quartier Am Humboldthain, Büro Dr. Vogel, and Coros.

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Cobe to design a new, green city district - Baneparken - at Viva-grunden in Odense C

Cobe has won the parallel assignment to design a new city district Baneparkn in the center of Odense for the developer A. Enggaard – a new mixed-use district of housing, offices, retail, and cultural facilities on a 50.000 m² site. With a location adjacent to the railway tracks, the site today is experienced as a noisy and empty backside of the city. With Baneparken, we are rethinking the site’s industrial characteristics, creating a vibrant neighborhood that becomes a green, unifying link between the inner city, Nørrebro, Kongens Have and Odense harbor.

Baneparken will become a pedestrian friendly district with a continuous green path as the backbone, making room for the city’s dynamism, strong communities, a new city park and urban spaces for a wide range of activities - a district humming along with the dynamic soundscape of the neighboring train tracks. Baneparken is inspired by Odense’s characteristic courtyard structure and brick façades, creating a natural link to the surrounding areas while becoming an attractive destination for all residents in the city.

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The masterplan is designed together with Urban Creators, 103 Rådgivende Ingeniører and MOE.

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Frederiksberg Allé 41 wins MIPIM Awards 2022 Best Mixed-Use Development

Frederiksberg Allé 41 has been announced as winner of the MIPIM Best Mixed-Use Development Award 2022 - an internationally-renowned real estate competition at MIPIM, the world's leading property event. The project is a completely new typology in Copenhagen: A building placed on top of a metro station, with commercial facilities at grade, a culture house in the mezzanine and a housing community on top.

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Cobe to design the headquarters for pharmaceutical company Dr. Falk Pharma and the Falk Foundation

Cobe has won the competition to design the headquarters for pharmaceutical company Dr. Falk Pharma and the Falk Foundation. The 18,500 m² future-proof innovation campus offering 250 workplaces, offices, co-working spaces and public facilities will be located in Freiburg, Germany, next to the city’s historic locomotive workshop building; Die Freiburger Lokhalle. Cobe’s winning project draws cues from the architecture of the locomotive workshop building, its pitched roofs and rational, industrial design language. Flexible and robust spaces with visual connections and direct access to greenery create a high degree of flexibility for different styles of working, and lets Dr. Falk Pharma adapt the spaces to the company’s needs as they evolve and vary over time.

The campus is planned for completition in 2025 and designed with support from Buro Happold and DEKRA.

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Cobe launches its first Industrial PhD in the field of sustainable architecture and urbanism

In collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy, Aalborg University and ETH Zurich, Cobe is initiating its first industrial PhD in the field of sustainable architecture and urbanism, conducted by architect Simon Sjökvist and supervised by Cobe’s Founder Dan Stubbergaard, Head of Resiliency Jacob Blak, and Managing Director Mari Randsborg. The PhD will investigate how we can transform and reuse the existing building stock more broadly and on a larger urban scale than today, what the environmental benefits of doing so could be and how such an upscaling could be implemented in current practices and systems.

Existing research indicates that the potential of reusing the existing building stock is currently not fully exploited and that the focus is often on the recycling of individual building components or materials. Taking a broader look, this PhD will explore the potential of the city as a resource in future urban development (including buildings, infrastructure or urban districts), to develop knowledge that can influence current policy and practice, and tools to navigate urban transformation processes.

The project is financed by the Innovation Fund Denmark. Learn more here.

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Meet Dan Stubbergaard in a talk about Copenhagen's quality of life

On the occasion of the book, 'København - Urban Architecture and Public Spaces', published by DETAIL earlier this year, featuring several projects by Cobe, Founder of Cobe Dan Stubbergaard and Editor in Chief of DETAIL Sandra Hofmeister will meet in a digital book talk to discuss Copenhagen's celebrated quality of life and how you can succeed in activating the public with architecture.

The online talk will take place on Dec 14 at 5:00 pm CET. Join via this link.

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Cobe's new addition to one of Copenhagen's most significant historic boulevards fits in and stands out

Completing a vacant corner site along one of the most historic boulevards in central Copenhagen, established in the 1700’s as the King’s road leading from the city center to Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg Alle 41 adapts to its immediate listed surroundings and enhances the unique cultural heritage of the area. The building on one hand fits in, and on the other hand, it stands out.

In addition to becoming a new infrastructural node for public transport, built on top of a metro station, Frederiksberg Allé 41 is also a social and cultural focal point in the neighborhood- with its food and cultural functions. It is a new gateway to the neighborhood and its nearby theaters, museums, and parks, and also a generator of urban life, reinforcing the area’s position as an vibrant and important destination within the Danish capital.

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Dan Stubbergaard is part of the jury for PHI Contemporary

Dan Stubbergaard is part of the jury for the international architectural competition for PHI Contemporary - a cultural institution in Old Montreal, Canada, dedicated to exploring the contemporary through public engagement with art and culture. The future museum will house exhibition spaces, a network of new media galleries, mediation, research and studio spaces, and an expansive public domain. He will be joining respected colleagues from the international artistic and architectural scene, including Amale Andraos (WORKac), Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) and Ippolito Pestellini (OMA/AMO and 2050+), among others.

Learn more here.

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Cobe wins competition for Mühlendamm Bridge in Berlin

In collaboration with Arup, Cobe has won the competition for the Mühlendamm Bridge in Berlin - one of the main east-west arteries in the city's historic Mitte district. The project transforms a heavy infrastructural node into a generous public space for people, offering bicycle lanes, pedestrian zones, a new tram line, and stands for the public to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of Berlin's iconic Cathedral and TV Tower.

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