Archive for the ‘Urban Planning’ Category

MUTOPIA selected for Midtfyn Multipark

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The Municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn has appointed MUTOPIA to embark on the design of Midtfyn Multipark, a project for a new multifunctional street sports- and activity area nearby Ringe Stadium.


The aim of the project is to provide a natural meeting place for sports and leisure activities for the entire city of Ringe, and the future users have a high level of ambition for the creation of a Mecca of sports and activities for all ages – with respect for the individual activities and specific needs of the different interest groups.


Based on the growing popularity of street sports, the project aims at combining skating, parkour, climbing and street basket with the existing football and athletics activities of the stadium to create interaction between individual users and sports associations as part of a unifying and inspiring sports and leisure environment.


The project will retrofit existing areas and facilities, while adding a number of new elements, including a new clubhouse which will provide a natural transition between indoor and outdoor facilities, while enabling several activities to take place independently or jointly based on a 2+2=7 synergistic effect.


http://www.rundtomringe.dk/nyheder/og-vinderen-er-mutopia.aspx


MUTOPIA win Kongeskrænten competition for a sustainable residential neighborhood

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

MUTOPIA have been announced winners of the competition for the 23.000m2 large sustainable residential neighbourhood Kongeskrænten in Smørum, North Zealand, in collaboration with Årstiderne Arkitekter.


The residential project consists of 66 housing units, grouped in 20 house bars with three or four housing units each, and positioned at various locations of the sloping site to secure amazing views, diversity, as well as contact to a green landscape wedge which follows a protected dike crossing the site.


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


Integrated solar cells and a visible storm water management enhancing the landscape experience, along with sustainable materials, further contribute to creating a green and liveable neighbourhood.


Public presentation of ’the Scalable City’, MUTOPIA’s masterplan for Allinge and Folkemødet

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Today, MUTOPIA will be presenting ‘The Scalable City’, our masterplan proposal for the development of the city of Allinge and ‘Folkemødet’, Denmark’s political festival on the Island of Bornholm.


The first phase of the parallel assignment project created by Realdania and Bornholms Regionskommune has now been completed, providing a robust framework for further development. MUTOPIA collaborated on the masterplan 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).


MUTOPIA proposes to combine the site-specific and the authentic qualities to create a solid base for strengthening Allinges unique identity as ‘democratic city’, and provide a strategic development tool to create synergy between the city and the festival. The project includes strategies for sustainable urban development, densification and retrofit, proposals for optimizing infrastructure and accessibility, along with a number of site-specific interventions.


In a true spirit of democratic debate, the project will be presented at an open ‘Realdania-to-go’ event open and free for everybody to attend.


Invitation:

file:///C:/Users/Serban/Downloads/Indbydelse_%20To%20Go%20-%20Allinge%20som%20folkem%C3%B8deby.pdf

Press release:

https://realdania.dk/s%C3%A5dan-st%C3%B8tter-vi/filantropiske-programmer/mulighedernes-danmark/nyheder/togo-allinge-og-folkemoedet

Project description:

http://mutopia.dk/blog-2/page/3/


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


Kildegården masterplan proposal transforms former army barracks into a culture powerhouse

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

MUTOPIA, in collaboration with Rubow Arkitekter and Midconsult Engineers, have developed the Kildegården masterplan proposal for the transformation of the former army barracks area of Roskilde into a culture, sport and leisure powerhouse.


In addition to the transformation of the existing barracks area, our masterplan also includes the addition of new residential program, a Sports&Jumping Centre and The House of Art, which aims at providing facilities for art and educational activities for individuals, associations, as well as for evening classes and Roskilde Municipality’s Art School.


In order to further develop the identity of Kildegården as a historically unique place, our approach was a combination of preservation and strengthening of the urban and nature axis which define the area and its relation to the surroundings. The two axis also define the main areas of intervention, by combining ‘high and low intensity’ areas with white ‘acupuncture’ interventions and a visible rainwater harvesting system leading to a centrally located sunken sports field which doubles as a grand scene and flood controlling water plaza.


The House of Art combines the baroque axial symmetry of the barracks with the recreational qualities of the nearby romantic park into a generous building which promotes cross-cultural creative meetings, exchange and interaction both inside and out. The roof of the building connects the urban and natural realms with a new public space whose topography creates an accessible landmark which supports organized and self-organized activities, from skate ramps to picnic terraces, intimate scene, informal seating and grandstands.


The interior is defined by the spectacular curved ceiling, the light concrete floor and tile-clad white facades, which provide a simple and robust framework for art as centre for social interaction across age and interest groups, thereby transforming the building into a creative beehive.


For more information visit the project page:

http://mutopia.dk/projects/urban/kildegarden-and-the-house-of-art/