Archive for the ‘Lecture’ Category

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/

Kristina Adsersen to speak at Byens Ejendom Conference

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Kristina Adsersen is to speak at Byens Ejendom Conference on the 31st of March. Byens Ejendom (The City’s Property) is the largest provider of information on urban development in Denmark.


Kristina Adsersen will discuss MUTOPIA’s design and subsequent impact of the proposal for the transformation of CPH’s Train Station into a drive-in Bike Station, as well as designing for the growing population of Denmark’s capital city, as part of the overall DKR 8 billion investment in the urban development of central Copenhagen.


MUTOPIA’s proposal for the transformation of the Central Station into a multi-modal train&bike hub creates a new symbiosis between bike and train aimed at encouraging bike commuting as an efficient and appealing solution to the massive traffic increase in Copenhagen.


Other speakers include Jesper Damgård, CEO Capital Investment, Ole Bach, Director Kvæsthusselskabet, Michael Bruhn, Director Pfa Ejendomme as well as Lars Liebst, CEO Tivoli.


http://byensejendom.dk/conference/city-investerer-8-milliarder-i-byudvikling-753


Kristina Adsersen lecture on mobility megatrends

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Today, Kristina Adsersen will deliver a lecture on mobility megatrends for Metroselskabet and Hovedstadens Letbane.


Metroselskabet, a partnership owned jointly by the City of Copenhagen, the Danish Government and the City of Frederiksberg, and The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail, owned by the Danish State, the Capital Region and 11 municipalities, are the two companies tasked with building and operating a fast, easy and eco-friendly coherent public transportation system across Greater Copenhagen.


The lecture is based on DK2050, a scenario project for the green transition of Denmark towards becoming a carbon-free society headed and co-curated by MUTOPIA in collaboration with Danish Architecture Centre DAC for Realdania, 5 Danish government ministries and 10 municipalities.


DK2050 project descriptions:

http://mutopia.dk/projects/urban/dk2050/

http://www.dac.dk/da/dac-cities/dk2050/faelles-fundament/

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 keynote speaker at FYNs FREMTID urban region development conference

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Today, Serban Cornea will be keynote speaker at FYNs FREMTID 6, a conference about the development of Fyn/Funen, the third-largest island of Denmark. The conference is organized by Byregion Fyn, a collaboration on strategic development between 9 municipalities on Fyn.


The conference, focused on the strategic development of Fyn, will target issues related to energy (Energiplan Fyn) and infrastructure (Strategisk infrastruktur) within the broader perspective of DK2050, a scenario project about the green transition of Denmark headed and co-curated by MUTOPIA in collaboration with Danish Architecture Centre DAC for Realdania, 5 Danish government ministries and 10 municipalities.


Serban Cornea will reflect upon the opportunities for improving live conditions on Fyn offered by the green transition, and discuss possibilities for creating a sustainable future in panel discussions with Odense Mayor Anker Boye, Assens Mayor Søren Steen Andersen, Kerteminde Mayor Hans Luunbjerg, bicycle expert at Atkins Erik Kjærgaard and Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Lars Christian Lilleholt.


Photo credits: Asger Ladefoged, BT.