Archive for 2018

Serban Cornea to debate Copenhagen Metropolitan development

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Serban Cornea to contribute to the debate over the development of the Capital Region and the government initiative in revisiting The Finger Plan, the urban strategy for the development of Copenhagen Metropolitan Area devised in 1947, by sharing the experiences from DK2050, a scenario project on how to create sustainable urban living in Denmark by 2050.

The objective of DK2050, developed and curated by MUTOPIA in collaboration with Danish Center for Architecture for Realdania, 4 ministries and 10 municipalities, was to develop innovative solutions for the planning of cities and regions based on scenarios for the transition towards a fossil free society in 2050.

The event is hosted the 16th of November between 9am-5pm at E.HUB, Sundkaj 7, Pakhus 47, 2. sal. tv., 2150 Nordhavn by The Danish Town Planning Institute, a private, independent institution that aims to showcase urban and regional planning in Denmark.

Presenting The Pond Apartment

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Based on the client’s fascination with the beauty of nature and the play of light as captured by Monet in the “Jardin d’Eau” and the world renowned Nympheum, MUTOPIA’s proposal for the transformation of a Parisian apartment envisions a liquid and joyous living environment with the vibrant and atmospheric qualities of nature.

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MUTOPIA’s CityPark celebrates 10 years

Monday, August 13th, 2018

This summer, MUTOPIA’s first large scale completed project dedicated to accommodating urban life according to social behavior and changing needs, celebrates round birthday.

The 7ha large CityPark (dubbed ØCity/The City of Islands) has been developed through an effort of co-creation in close dialogue with 2.000 newcomers as a flexible system of programmable circular activity fields, capable of providing customized public space for the growing population of Ørestad, one of the newest urban areas of Copenhagen.

The CityPark officially opened the 20th of June 2008.

Since its inauguration, the system of themed “islands”, each with its own name, function and identity, has been further developed according to the principle of providing public space “à la carte” corresponding to new needs and emerging practices.

all pics courtesy By & Havn/Ole Malling.

Serban Cornea appointed external examiner by The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science has appointed Serban Cornea external examiner for the period 1st of October 2018 to 30th of September 2022 as part of the joint team of external examiners for higher artistic educational programs comprising: The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Schools for Architecture, Design and Conservation, The Kolding School of Design and Aarhus School of Architecture.

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