Copenhagen Architecture

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Category: Architecture

Arken Museum of Modern Art

Arken Museum of Modern Art

Arken Museum of Modern ArtArken (Danish for ‘the Ark’) is arguably the only Danish example of socalled deconstructivist architecture. Surprisingly a young student of architecture, Søren Robert Lund, won the competition of this new museum southwest of Copenhagen in 1988.

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Arne Jacobsens House I | 1929

Arne Jacobsen’s private house

Arne Jacobsens HouseA very early work by the one person who more than anyone else incarnates Danish, modern architecture AND design: Arne Jacobsen.

Born in 1902 he was still a young man when he finished this modern style home for his own family in 1929.

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Copenhagen Architecture – an overview

Copenhagen Architecture

Copenhagen is world famous for its architecture! We have an exceptional reputation that first and foremost has its roots in the ‘classic’ modern era between 1930 and 1970. Not least 1950s Danish furniture design is still today celebrated world wide for its aesthetics and craftsmanship.

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The Harbour Bath at Islands Brygge

The Harbour Bath examplifies what I consider the most successful urban development in Copenhagen ever. Kalvebod Brygge (opposite side) and Islands Brygge was one of the most industrialized areas in Copenhagen. Now it has turned into one of the most attractive public spaces in town. A truly radical turnaround!

Equally the old, worn out working class neighborhood has gone through a renovation and improvement, subsidized by the city, leading to a strong gentrification. Prices has sky rocketed and the residents is replaced by a younger and better off population.

Tietgen Student Housing

Tietgen Student Housing was developed by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter as an example of student housing of the future, and the experiment was fundet by Nordea-fonden, a big bank foundation.

Gemini Residence at Islands Brygge

Gemini Residence is a conversion of silos from a former industrial factory. The two cylindrical concrete silos are in a clever manner rebuild by hanging apartments on the outside of the structure. The inner space is left as the most spectacular staircase in Copenhagen, with an inflated transparent membrane.

8house in Copenhagen by BIG

The 8house is a spectacular and world famous project by Denmark’s even more famous ‘starchitect’, Bjarke Ingels, and his firm BIG (Bjake Ingels Group).

Stardom

The building finished by the end of 2010 and gained stardom especially when it won the prestigious first price for the world’s best residential building at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in 2011.

The complex houses almost 500 big and small apartments as well as retail shops, offices and a kindergarden, a diversity expressed in the conceptual horizontal layering.

Royal Playhouse

The New Playhouse is the one of the three Royal Theater buildings that houses the theater.

After a well prepared competition, Lundgaard & Tranberg architects was appointed winner, and the new building opened its first show in 2008.

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

With M/S BIG has realised the best project I’ve seen from their creation, and that’s something!

By inhabiting the biggest dry dock of a former ship yard the undeniable starchitect has conceived and realised a super atrractive place.

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