Archive for the ‘International’ Category

Serban Cornea lectures on Architecture&Communities in Budapest

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

By invitation of the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre and The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Serban Cornea has delivered a lecture on Architecture and Communities at A38, one of Budapest’s most important cultural venues located by the Petofi Bridge on a former Ukranian stone-carrier ship.

The lecture, opened with a speech by Danish Ambassador in Budapest Tom Nørring, was followed by a panel debate where Serban Cornea discussed opportunities for the development of Budapest’s iconic waterfront and industrial sites together with former Budapest Chief Architect Eva Beleznay and Aalborg City Architect Peder Baltzer Nielsen.

Serban Cornea joins Business Development Board of the Danish Association of Architectural Firms

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The Danish Association of Architectural Firms DANSKE ARK, established in 1960, is the Danish association of private firms and consulting architects, with a twofold objective: to represent the commercial interests of practising architects as well as to strengthen the position, quality level and professionalism of its member firms.

DANSKE ARK’s associated member firms account for about 85-90% of the building contract sums in Denmark. DANSKE ARK is member of the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), and represents its members at EU level and worldwide, while in the same time being engaged in extensive co-operation with its sister organisations in the other Nordic countries.

Fast Company praises MUTOPIA’s Masterplan for The Meatpacking District in Copenhagen

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business media brand dedicated to reporting about how innovative and creative ‘fast companies’ are actively inventing the future of business, praises MUTOPIA’s masterplan for The Meatpacking District in Copenhagen for making room for both creative newcomers and traditional trades.

The article ‘Copenhagen Vs. New York City: A Tale Of Two Meatpacking Districts’, considers the difference between the development of The Meatpacking District in Copenhagen, based on strategic long-term planning and active involvement of the city government, citizens and stakeholders, as opposed to the market-driven development in New York, characterized by rapid and unpredictable changes in the urban environment.

MUTOPIA’s K-plan, released in 2007, has driven the burgeoning of the old meat industry area of Copenhagen into an active and open urban district, integrated in the public and recreational network of the city, by successfully balancing the needs of the traditional businesses – which need places to drive and park delivery trucks through the neighbourhood – and new businesses, which are reliant on safe walkways and bicycle routes, as well as areas for outdoor dining, temporary events and city life.

In 2013, MUTOPIA released a second phase of the masterplan, Kødbyen 2025, aimed at supporting the neighborhood’s continued evolution towards becoming a sustainable self-supporting district which unites vegetables-and fruit production with residential, office and retail space, to achieve food waste reduction, renewable energy production and a lively urban environment.

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Serban Cornea at Xingyi rural development meeting

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Serban Cornea will participate in a development project in Xingyi, the province of Guizhou, between the 1st of November and the 3rd of November 2014.

Serban Cornea, architect and MUTOPIA co-founder, will share his vision of how to solve urban problems, based upon how MUTOPIA translates challenges into opportunities for co-creation, development and innovation of urban environments.

The Xingyi project is part of the ‘Architecture and Welfare’ symposium, a Danish-Chinese collaboration focused on developing solutions for the sustainable development of the rural areas in China.

The project seeks solutions which can contribute to the growth and development of the traditions, culture and nature of the rural areas in response to the rapid urbanization of the Chinese cities.

Serban Cornea lecture at CAFA, Beijing

Monday, October 27th, 2014

On Friday the 31st of October, Serban Cornea will give a lecture about MUTOPIA’s work at The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing.

The lecture is part of the ‘Architecture and Welfare’ symposium, the largest Danish-Chinese collaboration initiative to date focused on developing solutions for the sustainable development of the rural areas in China.