Archive for the ‘Innovation’ 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 wishes Happy Holidays and a New Co-Creative 2018!

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

2017 has been a year of fulfilment and growth at MUTOPIA, with the X-House and the SPIRAL completed, and ground breaking on major sports, school, and housing projects including Frederiksborgcentret, Lindbjergskolen and Kongeskrænten.


Earlier this year we celebrated the opening of THE SPIRAL, welcoming HM The Queen of Denmark to share in the celebration of this significant milestone of co-creative collaboration.


We look forward to a new year of co-creative collaborations, productive debates and inspiring exchange of ideas for better cities and better life.


Best Wishes from the MUTOPIA team!

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.


Presenting people who use The SPIRAL every day

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

VISIONARY, INSPIRING, OPEN AND SYNERGETIC!

We proudly present comments from people who use The SPIRAL every day.


Watch Vice Chairman of Kalundborg Fencing Club Jan Sølyst Jensen describe the synergism between the many different user groups of our SPIRAL.


The open design provides amazing opportunities for flexible and intensive use and exchange between a.o. karate, muai thai, boxing and fencing, while the double infrastructure helix, consisting of a central core and a peripheral ‘mountain path’, adds a touch of playfulness to the multiuse quality of the whole.


Video credit: Lokale og Anlægsfonden, photographer Rune Johansen