Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category

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

MUTOPIA wins Brahes Bakke, a competition for a 4,5ha mixed tenure development in Horsens

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

MUTOPIA, together with Skala Arkitekter and property developer Kuben Management, have been selected by The Municipality of Horsens winners of the Brahes Bakke competition for the development of a new mixed tenure community.


Three building clients will secure the development of this diverse neighbourhood featuring different forms of tenure: private rental housing (Pædagogernes Pension PBU), owner-occupancy (Danhaus) and affordable housing (Domea Horsens).


The 4,5ha large area will contain 130 housing units for a total of 13.500m2 organized in freestanding attractive housing blocks, whose all-around orientation allows for optimal arrangement of all dwellings, while providing spectacular views of the fields, forest and nearby cultural monuments.


The ‘houses’ are scattered over the existing landscape to create cross views that increase communication, open areas and social exchange. The scattering combines individuality with a collective spirit and allows for the creation of four dense ‘mini-neighborhoods’, which in turn enable the creation of more openness towards the surrounding landscape and a recreational green belt containing communal elements.


Serban Cornea to speak at THE LIVEABLE CITY in Birmingham

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

On the 30th of November, Serban Cornea will speak at THE LIVEABLE CITY, a two-days celebration of architecture and planning in Birmingham. His talk will review MUTOPIA’s visionary work with development tendencies and their major impact on the transformation of cities towards becoming fossil-free societies.


Today, there is a growing agreement across the political spectrum with regards to the ambition of creating a green society. However, the road towards achieving a green society is challenging. Free-flowing transport is a major challenge to create, but nonetheless foundational for a liveable city, which is why more and more cities are looking to Denmark for inspiration.


Serban Cornea will present his view on how interfaces between different modes of transport integrated in masterplans based on intermodal green transportation systems providing ‘sustainable logistics’ can create healthy, peo­ple-friendly environments that can reduce congestion, pollution and carbon emission, as well as help cities cope with growing popula­tions and workforces.


The event, where central and local government, businesses, politicians and professionals take part in talks, seminars and debates on how cities can become better places to live, work and play, is organised by the Royal Danish Embassy in the UK in partnership with Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Combined Authority and the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Lindbjergskolen breaks ground

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Last week, a groundbreaking ceremony led by Mayor Lars Krarup marked the construction start of Lindbjergskolen, a 11.500m2 large public school in Herning, Western Denmark.


Lindbjergskolen will provide a focal point of public life across age for the entire Hammerum-Gjellerup area by uniting different activities within a new sports&culture mini-town of different volumes corresponding to a diversity of programmatic needs including school, sports facilities and a library, and immersed into a landscape specifically designed to support play, learning and movement, both inside and outside.


The students from Hammerum School and Gjellerup School, soon to become one, gathered several things typical of our time into a ‘time capsule’, which has been buried at the building site to symbolize a strong common foundation for the future joint school.


The project with a 200 M DKK construction budget is the winning entry of an architectural competition won by a team consisting of KPC, Årstiderne Arkitekter, MUTOPIA, Autens and Sweco.


Lindbjergskolen will welcome 1.000 pupils and 100 staff members upon completion in 2020.


http://www.aoh.dk/artikel/historisk-spadestik-p-skolebyggeri