Archive for 2018

MUTOPIA becomes part of SKALA Architects A / S

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

We are glad to announce that MUTOPIA becomes part of SKALA Architects from the 1st of July 2018. The merger comes as an intensification of a longer productive collaboration between the companies, which includes the winning entry for Brahes Bakke, a 4.5ha mixed tenure development in Horsens, currently under construction.

We are excited to become part of a stronger and professionally broader team, and look forward to a closer cooperation with SKALA Arkitekter A / S. CEO Kurt Ankjær remains in charge of the daily management of SKALA, while Serban Cornea will act as Head of the Urban Planning & Co-Creation Advisory Area.

MUTOPIA brings to the table expertise within the areas of Masterplanning, Urban Landscaping, Motorics & Learning as well as Co-Creation, to supplement SKALA’s focus areas within Housing, Renovation, Culture & Education and Healthcare, thereby delivering new business opportunities and mutual benefit for both companies.

As a result of the merger, we are now capable of offering our clients a stronger advisory team with a deeper and wider professional breadth. We are looking forward to the cooperation.

Link to SKALA Architects

MUTOPIA presents “The Active Village Pond”

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

We are delighted to present ’The Active Village Pond’, a new 33ha large sports, movement and recreation area in Hillerød, North Zealand, with a strong identity based on the story of the traditional village pond as the focal point of the village, both in terms of activities, sociality and community.

In ’The Active Village Pond’, fences and activities contribute to creating an intense, homely village atmosphere that is welcoming, while opening for new forms of use, interaction and exchange among the many different user groups.

see the project here:


Monday, April 30th, 2018

Docken Hotel is a proposal for a temporary hotel in Copenhagen’s Northern Harbour, based on a prefab module system developed by MUTOPIA as a sustainable solution to the current housing shortage, and with a focus on ‘container housing’ as a strategy for generating identity and exciting opportunities for urban life in upcoming urban developments by means of temporary activities.

The proposal reflects MUTOPIA’s interest for the temporary as a permanent urban condition capable of supporting diversity while absorbing changing needs and practices of usages, an agenda pursued from early projects like MIKADO Plaza and ØCITY Citypark, and up to the recently completed SPIRAL and X-HOUSE, projects all dealing with temporality, flexibility, identity and (changing) patterns of usage.

The project, developed in two versions of 18 and 29 units, will provide much needed and highly attractive lodging and service space to support the activities of Culture Docken, a former salt warehouse which has become a popular culture venue since 2006 by providing a spectacular site for conferences, theatre, concerts, exhibitions as well as corporate events.

In the same time, the project will support the development of the industrial harbour of Copenhagen, the biggest ongoing urban development in Copenhagen with a total capacity of 3.5 million square meters mixed residential and commercial programme, which will create space for 40.000 inhabitants and 40.000 work spaces by 2060.

The residential neighbourhood Kongeskrænten tops out

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

A new sustainable residential neighbourhood in Smørum, North Zealand, is rising, which was celebrated in a top-out ceremony earlier today.

The 23ha large site contains 66 housing units for a total of 9.250m2 grouped in 20 house barns with three or four housing units each and positioned at various locations of the sloping site.

The shuffled disposition of the barns creates cross-views which increase interaction with nature and between the mini-communities of each barn, while transforming the typical monotonous suburban row-house area into a modern and family-friendly environment, fully integrated within the beautiful surroundings.

The buildings comply with the Danish Building Regulations 2020. Integrated solar cells and a visible storm water management, along with sustainable materials, further contribute to creating a green and liveable neighbourhood.

Kongeskrænten is a competition winning entry developed by MUTOPIA in collaboration with Årstiderne Arkitekter for Ejendomsgruppen Danmark and KONstruct.

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Serban Cornea to speak at BYENS Ejendom the 6th of March

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

On the 6th of March, Serban Cornea will be speaking at the BYENS Ejendom conference about MUTOPIA’s recent work with prefab module systems as a sustainable solution to the current housing shortage, while focusing on the ‘container housing’ theme as a strategy of generating urban life and identity in upcoming urban developments by means of temporary projects.

Byens Ejendom (The City’s Property) is the largest provider of information on urban development in Denmark.

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