Archive for 2010

Moscow Urban Block selected

Friday, December 17th, 2010



MUTOPIA’s competition proposal URBAN CROWN has been selected as a high-density urban block solution to be applied in the A101 masterplan, a project for a new city of 150.000 people and 13 million m2 of housing near Moscow and the largest development of the Masstab Company.


The Urban Block competition is based on the Block City concept, developed by Bart Goldhoorn and Alexander Sverdlov in the context of the International Biennale in Rotterdam in 2009. The Block City concept aims at combining the advantages of standard design with the qualities embedded in site-specific design by defining a standard for the plot size of the urban block, leading to interchangeable projects of the same size which can be re-used in new standard-sized plots in order to achieve better and cheaper housing.


The 154ha masterplan is designed in competition by MVRDV, Netherlands; KCAP/Next Architects, Netherlands;  Hilmer Sattler Albrecht, Germany and EDDAE, Spain.


Sports Village

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

MUTOPIA has been commissioned to develop a masterplan for the 1ha large Eastern part of the 3.5ha large Remiseparken, one of the most visited parks in Copenhagen.


Conceived as a strategy for the revitalization of the entire surrounding urban area with 5.000 residents, the project aims to respond to the needs of a growing group of users of various age for identity, sense of community and healthy lifestyle.

CITYPARK in a+t

Monday, November 22nd, 2010


a+t, the Spanish architecture editorial company which publishes books and magazines in thematic series, launches its latest Strategy Public issue featuring 22 built works of urban landscaping worldwide, including MUTOPIA’s CityPark project .


The CityPark project is presented as an exemplary effort to solve retroactively the shortcomings of the Ørestad urban plan in Copenhagen, lacking quality public spaces. User involvement, environmental/territorial operations and low-cost customized design contribute to substituting isolation with interaction, and creating an intense, rich and plural collective space.


The Strategy Public issue [spring-autumn 2010 nr. 35-36] inaugurates a new field of editorial research at a+t dedicated to the study of STRATEGY as ‘device-action’, and can be ordered at http://aplust.net/index.php?idioma=en

Carved Towers in Danish Media

Sunday, November 21st, 2010


MUTOPIA’s Inner Mongolian project ’Carved Towers’ receives coverage in Danish Media as an example of engagement in sustainable global development by young Danish practices.

Danish Centre for Architecture (DAC) also features, along with the ‘Carved Towers’, an interview with Serban Cornea, partner-in-charge of MUTOPIA’s Chinese operations, on China and MUTOPIA’s engagement in Danish Resources, a collaborative Danish project on sustainable architecture by DAC and Realdania.


http://www.dac.dk/visNyhed.asp?artikelID=6764

http://www.dac.dk/visArtikel.asp?artikelID=6729

http://www.byggeeksport.dk/


BSC Catalogue out

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The catalogue of the travelling exhibition Building Sustainable Communities  ’A Closer Look at Sustainable Visions and projects of Danish Architects and Engineers’, featuring MUTOPIA’s innovative sustainable high-rise Vertical Hutong, can now be ordered at the bookstore of Danish Architecture Centre at http://www.dac-bookshop.dk/Shop.aspx?ID=48&ProductID=B4738@@SHOP1.


Building Sustainable Communities, an exhibition showcasing Danish architectural and engineering companies engaged in the development of sustainable communities and the creation of towns, cities and buildings that provide optimum performance as regards welfare, modern lifestyle and climate-stabilizing solutions, has been travelling worldwide at venues including Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Stockholm, Warsaw, Moscow, Riga, as well as Shanghai Expo 2010.