Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

MUTOPIA to head national scenario project DK2050

Monday, May 5th, 2014

MUTOPIA has been tapped to head the architectural production for DK2050, an ambitious project which brings together ten Danish municipalities, four ministries, three regions, and various foundations and private companies, to promote innovation and design concrete scenarios for life in Danish cities, towns and urban regions in 2050.

DK2050 aims at promoting real innovation in terms of strategic planning of towns and cities, infrastructure, energy, trade and transport, in order to achieve a better fossil-free society.

A number of 4 scenarios, which tackle dilemmas and challenges ahead, will provide valuable insights into the possibilities of taking steps towards a greener Denmark, while acknowledging the unique opportunity provided by the green transformation to create a richer and better society.

DK2050 is being curated and organized by the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) in partnership with Realdania and the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Danish Ministry of Environment, the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth, and the Danish Ministry of Climate and Building.

Ten municipalities are taking part in the project: Aalborg, Aarhus, Ringkøbing-Skjern, Sønderborg, Fredericia, Middelfart, Odense, Kalundborg, Høje-Taastrup and Copenhagen. The widely distributed cities represent all the country’s various regions, and are all front-runners in sustainable urban development and strategic urban planning. In addition to the 10 cities, the Region of Southern Denmark, North Denmark Region and the Capital Region of Denmark are also involved in the project.

Rambøll Engineers and the Landowners’ Investment Fund are contributors to the project, while DAMVAD and Kairos Future are analytical and scenario partners. Along with MUTOPIA, architectural offices Sleth, Tredje Natur and We will be contributing to the project.

DK2050 will be presented at this year’s People’s Meeting in Allinge, Bornholm (12 – 15 June 2014), as well as at the Venice Biennale (7th June – 23rd of November).

Press release

MUTOPIA at World Cities Summit 2012

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

MUTOPIA’s CityPark is presented at The World Cities Summit 2012 as part of COPENHAGEN SOLUTIONS, an exhibition showcasing Copenhagen’s sustainable initiatives on its way to becoming the first carbon neutral capital of the world by 2025.

COPENHAGEN SOLUTIONS represents Copenhagen’s contribution to the World Cities Summit 2012, a global platform for government leaders and industry experts to showcase model cities and innovative urban solutions that enhance economic value whilst addressing environmental challenges under the theme “Liveable and Sustainable Cities – Integrated Urban Solutions“.

Developed by the Danish Architecture Centre for COPENHAGEN SOLUTIONS – a public/private partnership of The City of Copenhagen and Realdania, the exhibition features a wide range of initiatives and projects transforming Copenhagen into a greener and more livable city, ranging from revitalization of old industrial areas to new innovative urban areas and an ambitious climate action plan.

In recognition of Copenhagen’s world class with regard to sustainable urban development and strategies for green growth, the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2012 has awarded the City of Copenhagen a special mention.

World Cities Summit takes place in Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 1st – 4th of July 2012.


Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

MUTOPIA’s Vertical Village proposal for a new space effective and socially sustainable vertical neighborhood in Copenhagen made of stacked family houses is part of the exhibition Vertical Village in Taipei, Taiwan, by Dutch practice MVRDV.

Produced by The Why Factory, MVRDV’s research think tank based at TU Delft University, The Vertical Village analyzes the rapid urban transformation occurring in East Asia, and assesses the qualities of informal settlements as an alternative to the rapid and monotonous block urbanization of Asian cities from Taipei to Tokyo, Beijing to Bangkok.

The exhibition is the result of a three-year long research project, commissioned by the JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture, the cultural branch of the JUT Group, Taiwan’s leading luxury housing developer.


Friday, August 19th, 2011

MUTOPIA’s competition proposal for a high density urban block URBAN CROWN is on display at The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art along with the results of the A101 competition as part of the exhibition LIVING/Frontiers of architecture III-IV.

The A101 Urban Block competition aimed at introducing a Block Size Standard as an Open Source in architecture, in order to enable the development of adaptable and affordable architecture based on worldwide mass-production of readymade projects.

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.


Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Vertical Hutong, MUTOPIA´s innovative sustainable high-rise, is on display at
the Benaki Museum in Athens as part of Building Sustainable Communities, a
travelling exhibition showcasing sustainable projects with a global agenda
by 29 leading Danish design companies.  

The exhibition, on display from the 16th of September to the 30th of
October, is the final stage of the Building Sustainable Communities world
tour, which has included such different venues as Abu Dhabi, Berlin,
Stockholm, Warsaw, Moscow, Riga, as well as Shanghai Expo 2010.

See also the Benaki Museum webpage