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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017


We proudly present comments from people who use The SPIRAL every day.

Watch Vice Chairman of Kalundborg Fencing Club Jan Sølyst Jensen describe the synergism between the many different user groups of our SPIRAL.

The open design provides amazing opportunities for flexible and intensive use and exchange between a.o. karate, muai thai, boxing and fencing, while the double infrastructure helix, consisting of a central core and a peripheral ‘mountain path’, adds a touch of playfulness to the multiuse quality of the whole.

Video credit: Lokale og Anlægsfonden, photographer Rune Johansen

Serban Cornea debates on balancing countryside and city growth at People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

How will the future of the Danish cities unfold over the next 35 years? Which are the development tendencies with major impact on the transformation of the Danish cities? And how will the urban development impact upon the future map of Denmark?

As part of this year’s People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’, Serban Cornea participated in a debate on the green transformation of Denmark, and the implications of a ‘green’ development for the balance between cities and countryside.

Based on 4 scenarios for development, Serban Cornea argued that 4 different urbanization models can be imagined. For each of these models, the different dynamics of urbanization will have a major impact on the development of city regions, ultimately leading to 4 different geographies which outline four different ‘Denmarks’.

The growing importance of the city-regions as growth engines requires a careful re-consideration of the role of the increasingly depopulated countryside in achieving a fossil-free society, no longer as a rural realm in opposition to the urbanized areas, but as a part of a larger, and more intelligent, ‘whole’.

‘Green transformation’ is inseparable from growth and balance between future urbanization and countryside development, which in turn will have a considerable influence on the possibilities of creating a CO2-neutral vital society.

‘The Future Denmark – Balance between city and countryside?’, was organized by The Danish Architecture Centre DAC. Panel debate participants were Ellen Højgaard, director of The Danish Town Planning Institute, Claus Bjørn Billehøj, director for The Capital Region of Denmark and Søren Møller Christensen, partner, carlberg/christensen.

The 4 maps for the 4 different Denmarks have been developed by MUTOPIA based on Damvad&Kairos Future’s scenario report ‘Fire veje til grøn vækst’ (Four roads towards green growth) in collaboration with Rambøll Engineers as part of DK2050, a national scenario project on the transformation of Denmark towards becoming a carbon-free society in 2050 headed by MUTOPIA.

TV interview: Kristina Jordt Adsersen talks about the City of Odense in 2050

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Kristina Jordt Adsersen discussed the strategic importance of scenarios for the urban development of cities, based on the recently launched national scenario project DK2050, during a 7:30 pm TV interview at TV2 Fyn last night.

Along with the overall framework for the DK2050 project, Kristina also presented MUTOPIA’s proposals for the future development of the City of Odense as part of the ‘GREEN NETWORKS’ scenario.

DK2050 is an ambitious scenario project about Denmark’s transition towards a low carbon society in 2050, curated and organized by the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), and headed by MUTOPIA.

Serban Cornea debates on Danish architectural policy at ‘Folkemødet’

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Serban Cornea will take part in a debate on architectural policies and the future of Denmark together with The Danish Ministry of Culture Marianne Jelved, The President of The Danish Architects’ Association Natalie Mossin, The Mayor of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality Iver Enevoldsen and Copenhagen City Architect Tina Saaby at The People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’, Denmark’s open air political festival on society’s opportunities and challenges.

The debate will consider the role of the architecture policies in shaping a better society as part of DK2050, an ambitious national project on urban development towards a carbon-free Denmark in 2050 headed by MUTOPIA and organized by the Danish Architecture Centre DAC.

How can architecture policies support long-term strategies that go beyond short-term political election promises? Can we achieve a better society in 2050 by strengthening citizen’s engagement into co-creation processes? And how can local governments strengthen their agendas for green transformation towards achieving a carbon-free society?

The event will take place the 13th of June, 13:00 – 14:00, at Kampeløkken Havn, “Dansk Arkitektur Center, H1″, Allinge, Bornholm.

Serban Cornea debates at Venice Biennale opening

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Serban Cornea will participate in a debate on Cities and urban regions in 2050’ as a part of the opening event of The Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

The pavilion, curated by Danish landscape architect Stig L. Andersson in collaboration with DAC, Danish Architecture Center, reintroduces the forgotten power of aesthetics as the complementary to the rational in response to ‘Fundamentals’, the overall theme of the Venice Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas.

The Danish pavilion is part of DK2050, an ambitious project headed by MUTOPIA, aimed at defining national and regional urban strategies that support the green transformation towards achieving a carbon-free society. DK2050 acknowledges that rationality and aesthetics together form the foundation for our decision making as crucial powers when shaping a sustainable future.

Participants at the debate include The Danish Ministry of Culture Marianne Jelved, CEO of the Danish Architecture Centre and Commissioner of The Danish Pavilion Kent Martinussen, curator professor and landscape architect Stig Lennart Andersson, a number of Danish Mayors, Danish and international experts, Copenhagen City Architect Tina Saaby, partner Mathias Sauerbruch, along with representatives from Realdania, a Danish philanthropic organization that supports change in the built environment.

The event will take place the 6th of June at 11:00 am in front of The Danish Pavilion at Giardini.