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MUTOPIA’s proposal for a drive-in Bike Station featured in MAGASINET KBH

Friday, October 16th, 2015

What if you could access Copenhagen’s Train Station with your bike on a raised bike platform?

MUTOPIA’s proposal for the transformation of CPH’s Train Station into a drive-in Bike Station is featured in MAGASINET KBH, an independent media with an eye to the city’s architecture and the rapid urban development with impact on the everyday life of the Copenhageners.

The unused roof areas of the existing Shopping Centre, in combination with the generous interior height of the Central Station, provide a unique opportunity for establishing an independent concourse level for bike commuters inside the very station hall.

The new bike concourse level provides efficient access combined with weather protection and 4.000 bike parking places close to the train platforms. In the same time, it adds to the existing 2.200m2 shopping facilities 3.250m2 expanded services, retail and well located facilities aimed at providing a high quality passenger experience for bike commuters.

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.

MUTOPIA makes headlines in Bornholm’s press

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

MUTOPIA’s ongoing work with ‘The Scalable City’, a masterplan for ‘Folkemødet’, Denmark’s political festival and Allinge, the hosting city on the island of Bornholm, makes headlines in the local press.

MUTOPIA presented ‘The Scalable City’ at this year’s People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’ during a number of workshop sessions aimed at discussing the synergistic potentials between festival and city with representatives of the local community and other project stakeholders including experts, members of the parallel assignment jury, as well as representatives of The Regional Municipality of Bornholm, including Mayor Winni Grosbøll.

Earlier this year, MUTOPIA has been shortlisted as one of three teams to masterplan Allinge City and ‘Folkemødet’. The team consists of MUTOPIA together with Erik Brandt Dam Arkitekter, Center for Regional- og Turismeforskning (Centre for Regional & Tourism Research) and Lars Rasmussen, Danmarks Sportsfiskeriforbund (Denmark’s Sport Fishing Association).

The project is due to completion fall 2015.

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.

Transformation: Serban Cornea lectures at Ramboll

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Serban Cornea gave a lecture on transformation as source of architectural innovation Friday the 6th of November 2014 at Ramboll Denmark, and shared a number of ongoing projects including DK2050, a national scenario project on the transformation of Denmark towards becoming a carbon-free society in 2050 and X-House, MUTOPIA’s winning proposal for the transformation of a shutdown school into a community center.

In recent years, MUTOPIA has put forward a number of innovative proposals for the transformation of existing buildings and urban structures by successfully combining contemporary sustainable architectural and urban issues with co-creation, MUTOPIA’s User Focused Design trademark.

The lecture, recorded in its full length, is now available on Youtube.

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.