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Archdaily features Village-in-the-schoolyard as a ‘cool example of Architecture for kids’

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Archdaily features MUTOPIA’s Village-in-the-Schoolyard as one of ’18 cool spaces designed especially for children – environments which may perhaps inspire the Fosters, Hadids and Le Corbusiers of tomorrow.’


The urban renewal project, aimed at improving the health profile of Halsnæs School, has increased the attractiveness of the school premises, while in the same time creating a social meeting point across age and interest for the entire local community of Torup, a renowned Danish eco-village situated in Halsnæs, a part of the Capital Region of Denmark.


http://www.archdaily.com/869081/18-cool-examples-of-architecture-for-kids/

MUTOPIA’s MeatPacking District Masterplan featured in ‘The Flexible City’

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

MUTOPIA’s masterplan for The Meatpacking District in Copenhagen is featured in ‘The Flexible City- Sustainable Solutions for a Europe in transition’ as an example of successful revitalization based on a future-oriented, dynamic flexible planning.


MUTOPIA’s K-plan has driven, since its release in 2007, 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.


‘The Flexible City’ by authors Tom Bergevoet and Maarten van Tuijl is a publication on the future of the European cities and the necessity for the sustainable transformation of the existing urban fabric.


The book launch ‘the Flexible City’ will take place on the 21st of January in the Amsterdam based Pakhuis de Zwijger. Serban Cornea will give an interview at the launch event on how to establish a programmatic mix combined with densification strategies of a listed area as the key to balancing traditional trades and creative newcomers.


launch:

https://dezwijger.nl/programma/sustainable-solutions-for-a-europe-in-transition


project:

http://mutopia.dk/projects/urban/the-white-meat-city/

http://mutopia.dk/projects/urban/kodbyen2025/


foto credits:

Jens Larsen arkitekt MAA, imarken arkitekturfotografi

http://www.imarken.dk/

MUTOPIA’s CityPark case study for ACTAR PUBLISHERS

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

MUTOPIA’s CityPark project is featured as case study of co-creative strategies in ‘Public Space Acupuncture’, a recently released book by ACTAR which analyses innovative urban strategies on catalytic interventions aimed at activating, balancing and revitalizing urban life.


In a time of economic crisis and rapid urbanization, public spaces have become crucial regulators of co-habitation requiring innovative strategies for their creation, design and management in order to secure flexible and adaptable solutions to any urban and social context.


MUTOPIA’s 7ha large CityPark, completed in 2008 and further densified in the latest years, consists of a matrix of round activity ‘islands’ allowing the production of public space ‘à la carte’. The CityPark has been developed through a creative process of collaboration to secure an effective response to users’ needs, and support the emergence of a collective feeling and belonging to one of the newest neighbourhoods in Copenhagen.


ACTAR PUBLISHERS is a leading Barcelona and New York based publisher of groundbreaking books in architecture, graphic design, and contemporary art, focused on works and individuals at the forefront of contemporary praxis and theory who affect the character of current research and practice and its relationship to the larger societal context.


http://mutopia.dk/projects/urban/city-park/

http://www.actar-d.com/

MUTOPIA’s proposal for synergetic development of Ringkøbing-Skjern wins appraisal

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Ringkøbing-Skjern mayor Iver Enevoldsen praises MUTOPIA’s proposal for the development of Ringkøbing-Skjern as an energy-producing multifunctional region, developed as part of DK2050, a national scenario project on the transformation of Denmark towards becoming a carbon-free society in 2050 headed by MUTOPIA.


The proposal for the development of Ringkøbing-Skjern, Denmark’s largest municipality, is based upon a synergy between nature, tourism and production of green energy.

By combining the most important asset of the region – its nature – with a development based on the ‘production of experiences’, Ringkøbing-Skjern can achieve a 160% production of green energy, thereby consolidating its position on the renewable energy market.


Mayor Iver Enevoldsen is enthusiastic about ‘the exciting and promising perspectives for a not so distant future’, where sea farms provide breeding areas for seaweed as a source for biogas, while in the same time offering unique opportunities for living in scenic surroundings.


The proposal for the synergetic development of Ringkøbing-Skjern based upon a double usage of nature as cultural and energy- producing asset is exemplary for a sustainable development which eschews large scale urbanization as a source of growth.


http://www.rksk.dk/nyheder-om-kommunen-8360.aspx?M=News&PID=71333&NewsID=13987

MUTOPIA’s scenarios create added value for culture buildings

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Danish Agency for Culture’s latest ‘Culture Buildings’ publication features MUTOPIA’s Jersie School project as an untraditional creative example of added value through scenario work.


Jersie School, a 6.600m2 large school situated in the Municipality of Solrød, South of Copenhagen, has to close due to pupil shortage. The remaining pupils will be moved to Uglegårdsskolen, and the empty school buildings are ready for new uses.


In spite of the good accessibility, finding a new tenant is challenging in a time where there is no shortage of unused space on the real estate market.


What kind of futures can be imagined?


As an effective method to visualize future development possibilities and provide basis for new initiatives and partnerships to support the school transformation, MUTOPIA has developed a number of scenarios for the adaptive re-use of the shutdown school, in collaboration with real estate firm Colliers International.


The ‘Culture Buildings’ catalogue aims at uncovering means of optimizing the usage of existing Danish culture buildings, including reduction of maintenance costs, space optimization as well as new business models and partnerships to secure increased revenues.


The ‘Culture Buildings’ catalogue has been developed through a collaboration between the Danish Agency for Culture (Kulturstyrelsen), The Danish Association of Construction Clients DACC (Bygherreforeningen) and MUTOPIA.


Jersie School scenarios:

http://mutopia.dk/projects/building/jersie-school-scenarios/