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Wadden Sea Centre by Dorte Mandrup

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.

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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.

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).


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.