Archive for the ‘Copenhagen’ Category

MUTOPIA wishes Happy Holidays and a New Co-Creative 2018!

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

2017 has been a year of fulfilment and growth at MUTOPIA, with the X-House and the SPIRAL completed, and ground breaking on major sports, school, and housing projects including Frederiksborgcentret, Lindbjergskolen and Kongeskrænten.


Earlier this year we celebrated the opening of THE SPIRAL, welcoming HM The Queen of Denmark to share in the celebration of this significant milestone of co-creative collaboration.


We look forward to a new year of co-creative collaborations, productive debates and inspiring exchange of ideas for better cities and better life.


Best Wishes from the MUTOPIA team!

FrederiksborgCentret breaks ground

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The construction of the multipurpose sports venue FrederiksborgCenter is underway, with Hillerød Mayor Dorte Meldgaard and Chairman of the FrederiksborgCenter Board of Directors Torben Nyegaard Olesen attending a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday the 30th of August.


The shovel typically used during the groundbreaking ceremony was symbolically replaced by a large excavator, to underline the importance of the 115 M. Kr. large investment, which will benefit both the city of Hillerød, as well as North Zealand – the area north of Copenhagen.


The 8.800m2 large addition to the renowned cultural venue of North Zealand, shaped as a Golden Cube featuring a dark top and a golden volume on a concrete base, will accommodate and facilitate a wide range of activities, including large concerts and sports competitions with up to 4.000 spectators, a VIP lounge, cloudboxes for VIP guests, conference rooms, a gym and a sports youth hostel.


The project is a winner of a turnkey competition, with the winning team comprising MUTOPIA together with Aarstiderne Arkitekter, C.C. Contractor and Midtconsult Engineers.


FrederiksborgCentret is expected to open in spring 2019.


read more here:

http://hilleroed.lokalavisen.dk/saa-kom-skovlen-i-jorden-byggeriet-af-multihal-er-i-gang-paa-milnersvej-/20170905/artikler/709059565


MUTOPIA win the competition for FrederiksborgCenter multipurpose sports hall

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that a team consisting of MUTOPIA together with Aarstiderne Arkitekter, C/C Contractors and Midtconsult Engineers has been selected winners of the turnkey competition for a new multipurpose sports hall.


The project is an extension of Frederiksborgcentret in Hillerød, a renowned cultural venue of North Zealand showcasing a variety of events, including sports, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions and conferences, and with a level activity which has been steadily increasing over the past ten years.


The 8.800m2 large addition, shaped as a Golden Cube featuring a dark top and a golden volume on a concrete base, will accommodate and facilitate a wide range of activities, including large scale concerts and sports competitions with up to 4.000 spectators.


The gold-plated metal façades create a strong and unifying identity for the entire complex, providing references to both the existing FrederiksborgCenter with its golden tile facades, as well as to the facades of the upcoming HealthCenter, parts of which will also be golden.


To counterbalance the large volume of the main hall, the rest of the program, including foyer, skyboxes, administration, fitness and hostel, is ‘wrapped’ around it in an L-shaped wing, thereby creating a smaller scale transition to the neighbouring buildings and the arrival plaza: a ‘functional activity landscape’ combining the characteristic tarmac and nature qualities of the surroundings.


Read more:
http://frederiksborgcentret.dk/multihal/


Archdaily features Village-in-the-schoolyard as a ‘cool example of Architecture for kids’

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Archdaily features MUTOPIA’s Village-in-the-Schoolyard as one of ’18 cool spaces designed especially for children – environments which may perhaps inspire the Fosters, Hadids and Le Corbusiers of tomorrow.’


The urban renewal project, aimed at improving the health profile of Halsnæs School, has increased the attractiveness of the school premises, while in the same time creating a social meeting point across age and interest for the entire local community of Torup, a renowned Danish eco-village situated in Halsnæs, a part of the Capital Region of Denmark.


http://www.archdaily.com/869081/18-cool-examples-of-architecture-for-kids/

Henrik Ulsfort speaks on temporary architecture at Byens Ejendom Nordhavn Conference

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Last Friday, MUTOPIA’s Henrik Ulsfort gave a talk on new means of supporting bottom up urban development at Byens Ejendom Conference on the development of Nordhavnen. The current industrial Nordhavnen harbour of Copenhagen is in the process of being transformed into a new neighbourhood 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.


MUTOPIA has developed a concept for kick-starting the development of unused sites by means of temporary activities aimed at providing exciting opportunities for urban life based on the unfolding of existing qualities of the urban context such as accessibility, history, location and existing activities.

A temporary hotel of customizable prefab modular 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.


The first units have been constructed, and will soon be assembled on-site.


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


http://www.docken.dk/

https://byensejendom.dk/