Cobe is a laboratory for architecture on every scale – from our first iterations of design models outlining solutions for tomorrow’s challenges to buildings, landscapes and cities in a scale of 1:1. Since 2018, our studio has been located in the new bustling city district of Nordhavn, ten years after winning the master plan competition for the area. It has brought with it many spin-off projects, including The Silo, The Tip of Redmolen, Kronløb Island and many others.
We believe in co-creation and have developed a workplace culture, where it seems much more natural to say “we” rather than “I”. All extraordinary ideas and designs that come out of our laboratory for architecture are the result of a collaborative process and dialogue among team members, clients, users and stakeholders.
Our studio is located in the old industrial harbour of Nordhavn that Cobe has been transforming into a new Copenhagen neighbourhood since winning the master plan competition in 2008. Pakhus 54 was built for the East Asian Company in 1953 and contains a special part of the history of Nordhavn. When transforming the old warehouse, we have tried to retain as much of the old harbour heritage atmosphere as possible.
Our studio is located in a transformed warehouse with raw concrete
walls. The space has been opened up with floor-to-ceiling windows
overlooking the water. In between the large columns, the office is designed as a village with small houses and plazas that allows for both formal and informal meetings.
Since models are an integral part of our design and communication toolkit, we have a large model workshop equipped with state-of-the-art machines, materials and dedicated staff.
We recognize that we have a big responsibility towards our clients, the planet and the future users of our projects. We take this responsibility seriously, and we commit to reducing our carbon footprint to less than it is today. To get as close as possible to CO₂ neutrality, we offset all our carbon emissions.
We have always aimed to invite people into our world of architecture. Our café is a natural extension of our studio in Nordhavn. On display in the café are all smaller versions of our buildings and projects, so the café offers a unique opportunity to come inside and see where the surrounding architecture was conceived. The café is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
As architecture influences people’s everyday lives, we believe that it should always be up for discussion as something that is involved in defining our life, our society and our basis for creating a more sustainable future. Therefore, we have created a platform for discussion: Cobe Sessions, which is a recurring event held at our studio in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district. Future Cobe Sessions will be posted on our news.
In connection with the Cobe Sessions platform we also publish edited versions of the live events as podcasts that you can listen to whenever and wherever you like.