Archive for the ‘Competition’ Category

X-House tops out

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

X-House has reached its highest point, which was celebrated in a top-out ceremony last Friday.


MUTOPIA’s winning proposal for the adaptive reuse of a Danish shutdown school aims at creating a new focal area for the X-shaped building mass of the school complex by providing a generous multi-space which will create synergy between the different activities of each ‘arm’ of the X.


The X-House is a response to the desire for social innovation, and the requirement to strengthen the local community. It will provide a ‘public living room’ – a dynamic central meeting point featuring a floating orangery which will secure transparency and visual connections between the different functional areas, as well as a new identity for the shutdown school as a ‘social greenhouse’.


The project receives financial support from Lokale og Anlægsfonden (The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities), Realdania and Ken Fonden, The Municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn, along with contributions from local citizens and companies.


http://mutopia.dk/projects/building/x-house/

X-House cleared and ready to welcome the new transparent ‘public living-room’ addition

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The clearing of the centre of the X-House has been completed, and is now ready to welcome the new addition: a transparent ‘public living-room’.


The new multi-space with a generous 10m room height will become the focal area of the complex, providing synergy between the different activities of each ‘arm’ of the X.


MUTOPIA’s winning proposal for the adaptive reuse of a Danish shutdown school into a community centre is a strategic intervention at the very middle of the X-shaped building mass, aimed at providing the X-House with a dynamic central meeting point, and a new identity as a ‘social greenhouse’.


pics courtesy X-Huset

http://mutopia.dk/projects/building/x-house/


MUTOPIA proposes People’s Church with multi-arched façade and a Noah’s Ark rooftop garden

Monday, November 14th, 2016

MUTOPIA, in collaboration with Regnestuen Engineers and Danish sculptor Morten Stræde, have created the ‘Southern Harbour Church’ proposal with the aim of supporting the transformation of the former industrial area of the Island of Teglholmen situated in the inner-harbour area of Copenhagen into a new urban district by providing a hot-spot for culture, contemplation and community life.


MUTOPIA’s answer to the international competition brief was to envision a new identity for the church as a mix of interacting programs, in response to the latest usage tendencies of Danish churches as places for lectures and concerts, community dining, children’s church, open house for homeless and many other activities.


A ‘family of arches’ provides an open and welcoming façade reflecting the multitude of different programs which frame the church space as a hollow stepped pyramid easily accessible directly from street level, and gradually narrowing upwards. The four stepped corner ‘legs’, containing infrastructure, church and culture related program, are interconnected with bridges, creating multiple interaction possibilities between church and everyday activities, thereby contributing to creating a true ‘People’s Church’ as a combined space for worship and everyday life. The legs support the roof level, which contains the main culture program including three large flexible ‘black box’ theatres, along with several service functions.


Situated at the intersection of the two promenades of the island, the church tower contains a public staircase as a continuation of the public realm leading to a rooftop garden fully accessible to the public also outside the church opening hours, and featuring a combination of community gardens, seating areas, glasshouses and beehives, along with several animal sculptures – outdoor pavilions ivy-clad to enhance the garden experience as a green Noah’s ark and a destination with great harbour views for local residents, children and visitors.


MUTOPIA’s proposal inscribes the church volume into the surrounding context of urban blocks as a fully accessible, highly sustainable and spatially innovative social mixer. By defining the sacred space as a negative of profane space, the seemingly opposite functions are interconnected and integrated, just like yin and yang, into a new, dynamic and vital whole.


MUTOPIA selected for Midtfyn Multipark

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The Municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn has appointed MUTOPIA to embark on the design of Midtfyn Multipark, a project for a new multifunctional street sports- and activity area nearby Ringe Stadium.


The aim of the project is to provide a natural meeting place for sports and leisure activities for the entire city of Ringe, and the future users have a high level of ambition for the creation of a Mecca of sports and activities for all ages – with respect for the individual activities and specific needs of the different interest groups.


Based on the growing popularity of street sports, the project aims at combining skating, parkour, climbing and street basket with the existing football and athletics activities of the stadium to create interaction between individual users and sports associations as part of a unifying and inspiring sports and leisure environment.


The project will retrofit existing areas and facilities, while adding a number of new elements, including a new clubhouse which will provide a natural transition between indoor and outdoor facilities, while enabling several activities to take place independently or jointly based on a 2+2=7 synergistic effect.


http://www.rundtomringe.dk/nyheder/og-vinderen-er-mutopia.aspx


Springcenter Nærheden tops out

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Yesterday, Springcenter Nærheden in Høje Taastrup topped out, marking an important milestone in the development of Nærheden, an upcoming residential area in the greater metropolitan area of Copenhagen. The Jumping Center kick-starts the transformation of a former industrial site into a new urban district, and it will act as a catalyst for public life in the 65ha large urban area.


The project for the Jumping Center and the surrounding recreational areas is developed by a team comprising CUBO Arkitekter and MUTOPIA, together with C.C. Contractors, and Midtconsult Engineers.