Wadden Sea Centre by Dorte Mandrup – mostly a photo post
Far from Copenhagen (I know), Copenhagen based (there you have it) architect, Dorte Mandrup, recently finished a visitor centre of the Wadden Sea. The Wadden Sea is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The buildings bears resemblance to the local building tradition and shows a profound sensitivity to the unique landscape, building typology, materials and light.
Locals and tourists in Copenhagen
It’s a cliché, but all architects love maps! They have an ability to reveal truths and lead to deeper understandings of physical places that can be endlessly fascinating. Another cliché is that everyone loves having our prejudices confirmed. This one is both and funny too.
This brilliant map shows pictures taken by locals with blue dots, tourist with red dots and yellow dots could be both.
Urban Rigger by BIG architects
Everyone in Copenhagen has an easy opportunity right now to take a look at one of the new projects by the world’s darling architect no. 1, Bjarke Ingels / BIG architects.
The project consist of six reused shipping containers refurbished to provide housing for students.
The rigger features a central outdoor space and roof terrace – and jumping in the clean water of the Copenhagen Harbour directly from the living space.
It’s located right now at Havnegade in central harbour.
Arken Museum of Modern Art
Arken (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.
Arne Jacobsen’s private house
A 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.
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.