Archive for the ‘Workshop’ Category

MUTOPIA makes headlines in Bornholm’s press

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

MUTOPIA’s ongoing work with ‘The Scalable City’, a masterplan for ‘Folkemødet’, Denmark’s political festival and Allinge, the hosting city on the island of Bornholm, makes headlines in the local press.


MUTOPIA presented ‘The Scalable City’ at this year’s People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’ during a number of workshop sessions aimed at discussing the synergistic potentials between festival and city with representatives of the local community and other project stakeholders including experts, members of the parallel assignment jury, as well as representatives of The Regional Municipality of Bornholm, including Mayor Winni Grosbøll.


Earlier this year, MUTOPIA has been shortlisted as one of three teams to masterplan Allinge City and ‘Folkemødet’. The team consists of MUTOPIA together 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).


The project is due to completion fall 2015.


MUTOPIA presents ‘The Scalable City’ at the People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’ 2015

Monday, June 8th, 2015

By invitation of The Regional Municipality of Bornholm and Realdania, MUTOPIA will contribute to this year’s People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’ with ‘The Scalable City’, a masterplan for ‘Folkemødet’, Denmark’s political festival and Allinge, the hosting city.


The masterplan will strengthen Allinges unique identity as ‘democratic city’, and provide a strategic development tool to create synergy between the city and the festival, while addressing the logistical and urban challenges that arise when a small urban community of 1.550 inhabitants is transformed into a 100.000 people large festival city.


Besides the main contribution ‘The Scalable City’, MUTOPIA will be involved in additional programs and events at various locations, including a number of workshops with local stakeholders. Serban Cornea will participate in ‘The Future Denmark – Balance between city and countryside?, a debate on urbanization tendencies in Denmark, together with Ellen Højgaard, director of The Danish Town Planning Institute, Claus Bjørn Billehøj, director for The Capital Region of Denmark and Søren Møller Christensen, partner, carlberg/christensen.


Last year, MUTOPIA participated at ‘Folkemødet’ with a presentation of DK2050, a project headed by MUTOPIA and aimed at defining national and regional urban strategies that support the green transformation towards achieving a carbon-free Danish society in 2050.


Earlier this year, MUTOPIA has been shortlisted as one of three teams to masterplan Allinge City and ‘Folkemødet’. The team consists of MUTOPIA together 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).


The parallel assignment ‘The Scalable City’ will be presented between the 11th and the 14th of June at The Regional Municipality of Bornholm’s j9 venue, Allinge, Bornholm.


The debate ‘The Future Denmark – Balance between city and countryside?’, organized by Danish Architecture Center DAC, will take place Saturday the 13th of June between 13:00 – 14:00, at Kampeløkken Havn, “Dansk Arkitektur Center, E13″, Allinge, Bornholm.


http://www.dagensbyggeri.dk/artikel/84342-folkemodet-pa-bornholm-skal-redesignes


Serban Cornea at Xingyi rural development meeting

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Serban Cornea will participate in a development project in Xingyi, the province of Guizhou, between the 1st of November and the 3rd of November 2014.


Serban Cornea, architect and MUTOPIA co-founder, will share his vision of how to solve urban problems, based upon how MUTOPIA translates challenges into opportunities for co-creation, development and innovation of urban environments.


The Xingyi project is part of the ‘Architecture and Welfare’ symposium, a Danish-Chinese collaboration focused on developing solutions for the sustainable development of the rural areas in China.


The project seeks solutions which can contribute to the growth and development of the traditions, culture and nature of the rural areas in response to the rapid urbanization of the Chinese cities.


http://www.byggecentrum.dk/bygnet-nyhederne/nyhed/article/danmark-og-kina-samarbejder-om-arkitektur/?utm_source=apsis-bygnet&utm_medium=email


MUTOPIA at The People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’ on Bornholm

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

MUTOPIA will give an insight into the development of urban scenarios for a carbon-free Denmark in 2050 at The People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’, Denmark’s open air political festival on society’s opportunities and challenges.


The People’s Meeting “Folkemødet” provides a unique platform for open debates, where politicians, citizens, businesses, NGO’s and organizations come together for free-of-charge seminars and informal meetings at Allinge on the island of Bornholm.


The presentation, organized as an ‘open’ workshop, is part of DK2050, an ambitious national project which brings together ten Danish municipalities, four ministries, three regions, and various foundations and private companies, to promote innovation and design concrete scenarios for life in Danish cities, towns and urban regions in 2050.


MUTOPIA is heading the overall architectural production of the DK2050 project, aimed at defining national and regional urban strategies that support the green transformation towards achieving a carbon-free society.


The event will take place the 12th of June, 19:30 – 20:30, at Kampeløkken Havn, “Dansk Arkitektur Center, H1″, Allinge, Bornholm.


http://kalender.brk.dk/event/user-view/13048?redir=



SPIRAL case study for user driven innovation

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

MUTOPIA’s SPIRAL House is featured as a case study for user driven innovation at the i2p idea2program webtool ‘The Good Process’.


The i2p webtool has been developed by Bygherreforeningen, The Danish Association of Construction Clients, to provide support for professional clients during the early phases of a building project.


Per Kensø, who has been closely involved in the development process of the SPIRAL House as a representative for Herredsåsen School, states:


”Samarbejdet med MUTOPIA og Lokale- & Anlægsfonden har været helt perfekt. Arkitekterne har været gode til at sætte sig ind i de ønsker og problemstillinger, vi ker kommet med – og de har formået at indarbejde nogle rigtig gode løsninger i det projekt, de har lagt frem. Så det har været en meget spændende proces at være med til. At se hvordan tingene skred frem fra det ene møde til det næste, og hvordan arkitekterne greb de ting vi kom med og indarbejdede det i de ting, de så lagde frem – det har været rigtig, rigtig fedt! (…)det er et helt fantastisk spændende projekt, der er kommet ud af det. Et hus, som inspirerer til at tænke ud af boxen i forhold til den måde, vi praktiserer idrætsundervisningen på.”


“The collaboration with MUTOPIA and Lokale- & Anlægsfonden (The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities LOA) has been absolutely perfect. The Activity House (SPIRAL) is a perfect example for a different kind of process, where programming and design go hand in hand in a fruitful dialogue between architect and users.

(The outcome is) a fantastically exciting project (…) A house which inspires to think outside the box with regard to the way we practice sports teaching.”


The Danish Association of Construction Clients (DACC) is an interest group representing professional construction clients in Denmark.


http://www.i2p.dk/cases/Brugerne%20som%20kreative%20medspillere%20p%C3%A5%20program%20og%20design

http://www.i2p.dk/

http://www.bygherreforeningen.dk/