Cobe shares design proposal for New Stadium in Aarhus
Cobe is proud to share our design proposal - as one of three finalists in the international competition - for a new Stadium and home ground for the AGF football club in Aarhus, Denmark. The design is inspired by the existing historical entrance hall and the surrounding forest Kongelunden, and has an ambitious sustainability strategy by upcycling and reusing building components from the existing stadium, which is only 20 years old. Respecting the cultural heritage, our proposal scales down the large stadium volume and adapts the red-tone colors of the existing buildings on the facade - and the white colour of AGF inside. The facade is inspired by cones found in the clearing of the forest and with facade plates as leaves of trees - filtering light and creating an atmosphere.
The project is done in collaboration with AFL Architects, Buro Happold, and Turner and Townsend.
Cobe to design Turku Science Park in Finland
Cobe wins the design of a 17 ha mixed-use area, Turku Science Park, in Turku, Finland. The area will bring together a 25,000 m² education campus, Taito Campus, for Turku Vocational Institute with residential and office buildings offering new types of workplaces. Centered around a mobility hub with a new tram line and bus lines, the district will strengthen the connection between Turku and Helsinki. The district will become a lively neighborhood for the residents, students, and workers.
The project is done in collaboration with the architects, Lundén and Arkkitehdit von Boehm – Renell, the engineers, WSP and AFRY, and the developer, YIT. In the coming years, we will develop the masterplan, and build the education campus, the mobility hub, and one of the mixed-use buildings - set to complete in 2027.
Read more here.
Cobe wins the competition to design a new School of Culture and Music
Cobe is excited to share the news that we have won the competition to design a new School of Culture and Music in Copenhagen, Denmark. The school is inspired by the historical context and neighboring listed Radio House building - a cornerstone in Danish modernism designed by architect Vilhelm Lauritzen in the 1940s as the headquarters for Danish broadcaster DR and now home to the Royal Danish Academy of Music. The project will create a campus for filmmaking, dance, art and music, and the surrounding urban spaces will offer students and visitors a new green oasis in a dense city – meeting the site's full potential.
The project is designed in collaboration with acoustician Anders Christian Gade and Norconsult for the City of Frederiksberg and Musikhøjskolen.
Cobe is proud to share three sketch proposals for the future Palads in Copenhagen
We are proud to share three sketch proposals for the transformation of the iconic Palads in central Copenhagen, developed in close collaboration with Nordisk Film and with ideas from the citizens of Copenhagen.
Cobe founder, Dan Stubbergaard, elaborates: "Nordisk Film has been extremely ambitious exploring several different options for the future Palads and a world-class cinema. We propose three directions for the development of Palads, a classical direction, a modern direction and a green direction. All three proposals have been developed with respect for the site and point to an architecture that is more open, welcoming and inviting to the people of Copenhagen and the surrounding city."
Read more about the project here.
The university building, AAU INNOVATE Science & Innovation Hub, opens to the public
AAU INNOVATE Science & Innovation Hub is now open to students, researchers and future users. The 8,500 sqm building at Aalborg University (AAU) will provide an ambitious and innovative environment dedicated to interdisciplinary research and innovation. It is an open and inviting building that provides spaces for both lively research and focused concentration. The building includes laboratories, digital workshops and facilities for collaboration between students, entrepreneurs and businesses.
The project is designed for Aalborg University, the Danish Building and Property Agency, and A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation in collaboration with STED, OJ Rådgivende Ingeniør and MT Højgaard.
Cobe is part of the team selected for the revitalization of Collingwood Grain Terminals
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 the revitalization of the Collingwood Grain Terminals in Collingwood, Canada.
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.
Read more here.
Cobe wins the 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. The new city 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 235,000 m² 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.
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.
The masterplan is designed together with Urban Creators, 103 Rådgivende Ingeniører and MOE.
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.
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.
Read more here.