Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category

MUTOPIA’s CityPark celebrates 10 years

Monday, August 13th, 2018

This summer, MUTOPIA’s first large scale completed project dedicated to accommodating urban life according to social behavior and changing needs, celebrates round birthday.


The 7ha large CityPark (dubbed ØCity/The City of Islands) has been developed through an effort of co-creation in close dialogue with 2.000 newcomers as a flexible system of programmable circular activity fields, capable of providing customized public space for the growing population of Ørestad, one of the newest urban areas of Copenhagen.


The CityPark officially opened the 20th of June 2008.

Since its inauguration, the system of themed “islands”, each with its own name, function and identity, has been further developed according to the principle of providing public space “à la carte” corresponding to new needs and emerging practices.


all pics courtesy By & Havn/Ole Malling.

MUTOPIA presents “The Active Village Pond”

Sunday, May 20th, 2018


We are delighted to present ’The Active Village Pond’, a new 33ha large sports, movement and recreation area in Hillerød, North Zealand, with a strong identity based on the story of the traditional village pond as the focal point of the village, both in terms of activities, sociality and community.


In ’The Active Village Pond’, fences and activities contribute to creating an intense, homely village atmosphere that is welcoming, while opening for new forms of use, interaction and exchange among the many different user groups.


see the project here:

http://mutopia.dk/projects/urban/the-active-village-pond/

MUTOPIA presents DOCKEN HOTEL

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Docken Hotel is a proposal for a temporary hotel in Copenhagen’s Northern Harbour, based on a prefab module system developed by MUTOPIA as a sustainable solution to the current housing shortage, and with a focus on ‘container housing’ as a strategy for generating identity and exciting opportunities for urban life in upcoming urban developments by means of temporary activities.


The proposal reflects MUTOPIA’s interest for the temporary as a permanent urban condition capable of supporting diversity while absorbing changing needs and practices of usages, an agenda pursued from early projects like MIKADO Plaza and ØCITY Citypark, and up to the recently completed SPIRAL and X-HOUSE, projects all dealing with temporality, flexibility, identity and (changing) patterns of usage.


The project, developed in two versions of 18 and 29 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.


In the same time, the project will support the development of the industrial harbour of Copenhagen, the biggest ongoing urban development in Copenhagen 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.


https://www.docken.dk/


The residential neighbourhood Kongeskrænten tops out

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

A new sustainable residential neighbourhood in Smørum, North Zealand, is rising, which was celebrated in a top-out ceremony earlier today.


The 23ha large site contains 66 housing units for a total of 9.250m2 grouped in 20 house barns with three or four housing units each and positioned at various locations of the sloping site.


The shuffled disposition of the barns creates cross-views which increase interaction with nature and between the mini-communities of each barn, while transforming the typical monotonous suburban row-house area into a modern and family-friendly environment, fully integrated within the beautiful surroundings.


The buildings comply with the Danish Building Regulations 2020. Integrated solar cells and a visible storm water management, along with sustainable materials, further contribute to creating a green and liveable neighbourhood.


Kongeskrænten is a competition winning entry developed by MUTOPIA in collaboration with Årstiderne Arkitekter for Ejendomsgruppen Danmark and KONstruct.


read more here:

http://mutopia.dk/projects/urban/kongeskraenten-2/


Serban Cornea to speak at BYENS Ejendom the 6th of March

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

On the 6th of March, Serban Cornea will be speaking at the BYENS Ejendom conference about MUTOPIA’s recent work with prefab module systems as a sustainable solution to the current housing shortage, while focusing on the ‘container housing’ theme as a strategy of generating urban life and identity in upcoming urban developments by means of temporary projects.


Byens Ejendom (The City’s Property) is the largest provider of information on urban development in Denmark.


For more information, read here:

https://byensejendom.dk/conference/containerboliger-og-modulbyggeri-1020