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Dokk1 in Aarhus hosts Next Library 2017

Once again Next Library 2017 is being hosted at Dokk1 in Aarhus, a gathering of more than 350 library professionals.


During the Next Library 2017 event you will be able to experience a line-up of great and inspiring Next Library Igniters, amongst them SHL Associate Elif Tinaztepe and Senior Architect Anette Bjerring Gammelgård will discuss Sense of place – anchoring the library of the future in its context.


The purpose of Next Library is to look ahead and explore the continuously evolving nature of the public library in the 21st century with international forward-thinking professionals, innovators and decision-makers who push boundaries and make changes that support learning.


More info and full program can be found here


And learn more here about our project Dokk1.


Inauguration of the new C.A.R.L. auditorium at RWTH Aachen University in Germany

8th June 2017 we celebrated the inauguration of one of the largest lecture hall facilities in Europe at the RWTH Aachen University campus in Germany. The new 14,000m² facility named C.A.R.L. (Central Auditorium for Research and Learning) offers space for over 4,000 students and comprises 11 lecture halls, 16 seminar rooms, break-out spaces and cafés, as well as housing the University’s physics collection, storage spaces, workspaces and a large bicycle parking basement. The two largest lecture halls contain 1,000 and 800 seats within the new building.


Read more here


Carlsberg Byen appoints SHL to develop a new 36,000m² tower project in Copenhagen

The new Carlsberg City district (Carlsberg Byen) sits on the former site of the world famous Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today, it is re-emerging as a new sustainable city district: a dense city structure with attractive urban spaces, public transport, and new buildings that complement the existing historical structures.


Together with Holscher Nordberg Architects, Züblin and Cowi, we will design a mixed-use development consisting of a city block and a 80 metre high residential tower, situated close to the famous Elephant Gate in the North Western corner of the Carlsberg site. The project comprises 17,000m² housing, 7,000m² offices, 2,000m² retail, cafés and restaurants and 10,000m² basement space. The building will become part of Copenhagen’s new skyline and a reference point tying the city together both historically and physically.


More updates will follow soon.


HeartFelt® ceiling system wins prestigious Red Dot Award for best product design

HeartFelt® a design collaboration together with Hunter Douglas has won the highest distinction in the Product Design category of the Red Dot Award 2017. HeartFelt® is a new modular linear felt ceiling system with unique design and sustainability qualities made with Cradle to Cradle-certified felt, a natural and soft material with a warm appearance and excellent acoustic properties.


The Red Dot Award is a prestigious international design recognition dating back over sixty years. This year, the  award attracted more than 5,500 submissions from 54 countries. A jury of 40 independent designers, design professors and journalists evaluated the entries, nominating those with a ‘groundbreaking’ design as winners of the coveted award.


Watch a video about the design of HeartFelt® here
And read more about the product at Hunter Douglas website


Skanderborg Sports and Administration Center, most sustainable public building in Denmark

The new multi-purpose town hall in Skanderborg is the first public building in Denmark to obtain the highest certification in the recognized DGNB standard for sustainability, DGNB Platinum. It houses the administration offices of the Municipality, the department of South-eastern Jutland police and the sport facilities for the local handball league. Green Building Council Denmark awarded the complex for its excellent sustainable measures, such as optimized use of daylight, natural ventilation and an efficient building envelope with green facades and indoor walls.


Congratulations to the City Council and everyone involved in the project!


Read more at the Skanderborg Municipality website (in Danish)


Five emblematic stamps celebrate Aarhus as the European Capital of Culture 2017

We are honoured to be part of the five stamps issued by PostNord to celebrate Aarhus as European Capital of Culture 2017, highlighting some of the most distinctive buildings, in and around the city, such as Dokk1 and ARoS.


Check what is happening this coming weeks in Aarhus and read more about the cultural events here


In the meantime, learn more about our projects Dokk1 and ARoS


Design unveiled for the State Library of Victoria Vision 2020 redevelopment in Melbourne, AUS

On 30th March 2017, the State Library Victoria in Melbourne unveiled designs of its coming $88.1 million redevelopment plan that will transform the library to meet current and future needs and return 40% more space to public use. Together with our local partner Architectus, we have created the new contemporary design line that aims to unlock possibilities, create connections and be a framework for the Library’s ongoing and future evolution.


As the oldest and busiest public library in Australia, attracting 1.8 million visitors and 3.3 million online users each year, the State Library Victoria is a rich and celebrated cultural institution in Melbourne, a space that reaches out to a broad range of users. The architectural design concept puts these users at its centre providing an open, accessible and welcoming experience for all ages and cultural backgrounds.


Read more about the project here


The new Vendsyssel Theatre opens to a sell-out season in Hjørring, Denmark

A successful premiere marked the beginning of a sold out season at Denmark’s first newly built theatre in over a century outside of the Danish capital Copenhagen. The 4,200 m² theatre and culture building is designed as a dynamic and multifunctional complex that includes a Music hall, Black Box, Rehearsal hall and a 430 seat flexible hall which includes an”in-the-round” theatre. In addition, the building houses offices and spacious lobby area with café and backstage area with workshop and dressing rooms. With its central location in the heart of Hjørring, the theatre will become a dynamo for the entire region’s cultural life.


Read more about the project here


Our VIA project scoops major recognition at MIPIM 2017!

We are honoured to receive a Commendation in the Mixed Use category at the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards for the VIA project in Oslo, Norway (also known as Ruseløkkveien 26). Many thanks to our client and collaborators.


Learn more about the project here

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