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Maple House opens in Toronto

We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of Maple House, our first completed building in Canada, situated right in the vibrant heart of Toronto. The project brings affordable rental apartments to the city, while providing residents with generous apartments, flooded with light through floor-to-ceiling windows and access to attractive amenity spaces. The project stacks architectural components from the three surrounding neighbourhoods: Townhouses, warehouses and silos, creating a building complex that both responds to its surroundings and contributes by adding new distinctive, robust and diverse architecture.

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The Opera Park wins ArchDaily Building of the Year Award 2024

We are thrilled to announce that The Opera Park has won the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award 2024. Out of 75 finalists, the park has secured the prize in the 'Public & Landscape Architecture' category. This achievement holds immense significance for us, particularly because it's a crowd-sourced award. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported us and cast their votes.

The Opera Park stands as a new green oasis in the heart of Copenhagen, featuring six gardens and a greenhouse. Nestled between The Royal Danish Opera and Cobe’s soon-to-be completed Paper Island, The Opera Park offers a tranquil escape from the bustling life of the city.

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Dan Stubbergaard lectures at Harvard University

On April 9, Cobe founder and Professor in Practice of Urban Design, Dan Stubbergaard, will be delivering a keynote lecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, as part of the Harvard GSD Spring 2024 Public Program. Titled, 'City as a Resource - Cobe's Current Works on the City', the lecture will be open to the public and will also be streamed live on the GSD’s website.

Learn more here.

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Cobe Founder Dan Stubbergaard kicks off Spring 2024 studio at Harvard University

Cobe Founder and Professor in Practice of Urban Design, Dan Stubbergaard, has kicked off his Spring 2024 studio, 'City as Resource', at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. The studio will focus on urban adaptive reuse in the ‘already built-up city’ in the context of climate change and resource scarcity, with Berlin serving as a test site.

The studio seeks to explore new paths for urban development within the boundaries of our planet and the boundaries of the already built environment. This involves investigations on how urban development needs can be accommodated through cultures of reuse, reparation, retrofit, and sensible densification of the existing rather than prevailing practices of obsoletion, replacement, extraction, and expansion.

Learn more here.

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Happy New Year

Wishing all our clients, collaborators, friends, and followers a Happy New Year! We thank you all for our collaboration in 2023 and wish you the very best for 2024. We look forward to continuing our shared commitment to urban transformation, pursuing future-proof architecture, and creating extraordinary everyday spaces.

Happy New Year from the entire Cobe team.

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Cobe and Yellon win residential tower competition at Stockholm’s historic gasworks

Cobe and Yellon have been announced as winners in the international competition to design 'Stadsljus', a new residential tower rising 110 meters above sea level situated on the site of Stockholm's former historic gasworks.

Announced today by OBOS, one of the largest housing developers in Scandinavia, together with the city of Stockholm, the project is set to redefine the flat city fabric of Stockholm while paying homage to the historical significance of the site. The tower will house approx. 300 apartments of different sizes, alongside a ground-floor restaurant and preschool. Its distinctive circular shape draws inspiration from the historical gasholders of the site.

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Kyffhäuser Visitor Center breaking ground

Construction is officially underway for our Visitor Center at the Kyffhäuser Monument. Nestled in the Kyffhäuser Mountains in Eastern Germany, the site welcomes more than 200,000 visitors annually. Set for completion in 2025, our visitor center will reward its visitors with remarkable views and a direct access to the historic landscape and the Kyffhäuser monument, while offering a building easily adaptable for its many functional needs due to its modular timber construction.

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Construction commences for Place Schuman

The construction of Place Schuman, situated in the heart of Brussels, has started. This marks a significant milestone as the 34,000 m² urban plaza is set to breathe new life into the European Quarter. The vision is clear: to shift the European Quarter from a primarily car space into a generous people-centric public space.

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The Opera Park opens in Copenhagen, providing a green oasis amidst a bustling urban development

In a time of intense construction activity throughout Copenhagen, green recreational spaces have become more and more scarce. Yet, in the heart of the dense and historic city center, one of the inner harbor’s prime locations has not been developed, but transformed into a lush, green park island, featuring six gardens and a greenhouse. Situated between The Royal Danish Opera and Cobe’s soon-to-be completed Paper Island, The Opera Park offers a green escape from the bustling life of the city.

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Hyllie Terrass inagurated with triple certification

Yesterday marked the grand inauguration of Hyllie Terrass, Skanska's new regional office in Malmö, Sweden. Designed by Cobe, this 14,000 m² office building serves as a pilot project for the Sweden Green Building Council’s newly established ZeroCO₂ certification system. What's more, the building has also achieved LEED Platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council and WELL Gold from the International WELL Building Institute. The certifications have been achieved through a range of measures, from using climate-improved concrete and recycled reinforcements to producing up-cycled furniture from the building's own construction waste, among other things.

To learn more about the project, visit this link.