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The Wadden Sea Centre, Ribe, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

The Wadden Sea Centre

Even at first glance the Wadden Sea Centre gives the impression of a building that has emerged from the ground, drawing a soft, long and clear profile against the Wadden Sea’s infinite horizon. With a thatched roof and facades, the Wadden Sea Centre provides the area’s many visitors with a […]

Skanderborggade Day Care Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Skanderborggade Day Care Centre

Site The neighborhood of Skanderborggade/Krausesvej is characterized by a mix of buildings made up of dense urban blocks from the turn of the 19th century, interrupted by a scattering of villas, and by a large gap in the structure caused in part by urban renewal. The Skanderborggade/Krausevej block consists of […]

Herstedlund Community Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Herstedlund Community Centre

Architectural concept Community Centre Herstedlund provides the framework for joint activities for a new residential area, housing approximately 600 families. The site plan, designed by Juul & Frost, is based on the idea of “the forest and the glades”. We elaborated on this theme as we designed the building as […]

Jaegersborg Water Tower, Gentofte, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Jaegersborg Water Tower

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS won in 2004 the competition to convert Jægersborg Water Tower into a mixed-use building. On the upper floors, student housing units mark the perimeter of the existing structure. Each unit is expressed by a protruding crystal-like add-on that brings daylight into the apartment, and offers unobstructed […]

Munkegaard School, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Munkegaard School

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter was in February 2005 asked by the municipality of Gentofte to work on the restoration and extension of Arne Jacobsen’s Munkegårds School. The assignment covered the renovation and completion of new access and distribution structures in the existing building, a reprogramming of the school and a 1500m2 […]

Neighbourhood Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Neighbourhood Centre

The Neighbourhood Centre is located in one of Holmbladsgade neighbourhood’s former industrial buildings from 1880. Today the scheme houses a local library and a café on the ground floor, as well as office facilities on the upper floors. In addition to this, a new building is added with a common […]

Saint Nicolai Culture Centre, Kolding, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Saint Nicolai Culture Centre

Nicolai Cultural Centre is a conversion of 5 previous school buildings enclosing a common schoolyard. Each building represents a period in Danish school history, from the first school dating 1856 to the last built that opened in 1909. None of the buildings were no longer in use as school buildings, […]

Råå Preschool, Helsingborg, Sweden, Dorte Mandrup

Råå Preschool

The preschool is built on the borderland between the beach and the old fishing town of Råå, directly connected to the local school. The building is shaped as an interpretation of the condensed village structure, immersed in a dune. The characteristic volume of the building dominates the interior experience with […]

Trekroner Residential Housing, Roskilde, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Trekroner Residential Housing

The Trekroner Residential Housing Project is part of a large new residential development outside the City of Roskilde immediately adjacent to Roskilde University. In contrast to the large open spaces of the Trekroner development, the two new buildings move individually to create intimate, wind protected, green spaces between them. Parking […]

The Seaplane Hangar H53, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

The Seaplane Hangar H53

The history of the building The H53 Seaplane Hangar is located at the former Holmen naval base, on the last landfill project, Magretheholmen, which was established in 1916 on an area between 1. Redan and Quinti Lynette. The hangar, which was built in 1921 from a design by architect Chr. […]

Sports and Culture Centre Holmbladsgade, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Sports and Culture Centre Holmbladsgade

The schemes most pronounced feature is a large translucent membrane that stretches between the sports and culture centre arena, and the four characteristic end walls of the neighbouring public housing scheme. The building´s structure is composed of steel and timber covered with opalescent polycarbonate panels with a low U-value. This […]

Vanløse School, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Vanløse School

The new building is placed between the existing school and sports hall as a 4 storey solitary building. The geometry of the building evolves from the environmental profile of the school and the urge to send out a signal of awareness of the energy-consumption and environmental impact of the building […]

Aurehøj Music Building, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Aurehøj Music Building

The project is an extension of modern music facilities to Aurehøj Gymnasium. The street along the high school’s main building is characterized by the longitude of the main building and by an opening to the court yard. The new building is placed at the end gable of the existing building, […]

Valencia, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Valencia

One of Copenhagen’s most significant, historic buildings, the former club “Valencia” built in 1861, has been restored and revitalized. After an extensive renovation Valencia resurrects as a prominent hub for The Association of Danish Law Firms. The original dance pavilion Valencia was built in 1861 and designed by H.S. Stilling […]

Casa Zii, Paratico, Italy, dep studio

Casa Zii

The house is located in an area widely built facing directly on the shores of Lake Iseo. The project started from the desire to exploit the potential of the place, unique, widely neglected to the point that he insisted a lot on the mechanical workshop in disuse for years. First […]

Edificio Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Edificio Julio Mario Santo Domingo

The building is conceived as a new element that connects the campus of the University (Los Andes University), concentrating several uses at an area disconnected from the main campus, and therefore, potent in terms of exploring where to grow. The building aims to integrate pedestrians through places like the access […]

International Convention Centre of Medellín, Medellín, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá, El Equipo Mazzanti

International Convention Centre of Medellín

Medellin´s International Convention Center was conceived based on the idea of an “open doors” city, defining a contrast with the traditional approach, where institutional building are surrounded by fences, and therefore isolated from the neighborhood. On the contrary, the project boosts the un-built areas, making them as important as the […]

North Point Complex Entrance Hall, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

North Point Complex Entrance Hall

The Project, located in North Point Business Complex in Bogota, is the entrance hall for the new Tower (No. 3), the parking building and the future Tower (No. 4). Preceded by a row of trees it opens to a passage in front of a bridge over a water pond, which […]

Auditeria Los Nogales, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Auditeria Los Nogales

Aiming an expressive and seismically efficient structure, the pavilion was designed with a single type “V” column which gradually rotates and reverses, generating an apparently random sequence. The whole set of columns is contained between two analogous plans dilated from the ground, simulating that the building floats over the grass. […]

Los Nogales School of Arts, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Los Nogales School of Arts

The building has an interesting dual relationship, the first floor is used for music and dance, while the second floor accommodates plastic arts. The two levels (and therefore the programmatic areas) are linked by a generous open-air (covered) grand staircase-hall-gallery which articulates and simultaneously acts as a meeting, performance and […]

Los Nogales High School Building, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Los Nogales High School Building

This High School building completes the group of classroom-buildings; therefore it resumes the usual typology of the surroundings, a central open space with peripheral classrooms. It’s also chosen to use brick walls, the predominate material of the school. The particular variation of the building, consists in developing a sinuous atrium […]

Los Nogales School Chapel, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Los Nogales School Chapel

Los Nogales School’s Chapel, was conceived based on the concept of human life’s dualities. A pure and elemental prism represents God´s presence, the essential and the harmony. The various volumes and cracks that this prism suffers represent the spiritual sense in human lives, therefore harmony’s alterations. The prism order is […]

Porciúncula de la Milagrosa Chapel, La Calera, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Porciúncula de la Milagrosa Chapel

La Calera´s Chapel has a basic geometry that tries to alter the territory as little as possible. It uses the natural features of the environment, the wind and the light, to create an essential harmony. The chapel has been designed to open to the outside to allow worshipers to gather […]

EAN University, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

EAN University

The classroom building corresponds to a prism of seven levels. On the first floor are the entrance areas and the central library, the classrooms are located on the upper floors, and on top, a deck for collective use. The prism is affected by a number of “random boxes” that break […]

Omega Block, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Omega Block

The Omega Block Building, located at the Anglo-Colombian School, is the summary of three buildings in progression, which are adapted to the morphology of the triangular area disposed for its development. A grand staircase, or tiered seating, ensures a fluid connection between the base plan (ground floor) with the level […]

Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE), Shenzhen, Cina, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)

The project combines two independent yet structurally unified institutions, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Planning Exhibition, as cultural meeting points and venues for architectural exhibitions. Both museums are designed as separate entities emphasizing their individual functional and artistic requirements and yet are merged in a monolithic body surrounded by a versatile […]

Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Musée des Confluences

Right from the 2001 international competition for a natural history museum in Lyon, the museum was envisioned as a “medium for the transfer of knowledge” and not as a showroom for products. The building ground of the museum is located on a peninsula that was artificially extended 100 years ago […]

House of Music, Groningen, Netherlands, Coop Himmelb(l)au

House of Music

The “House of Music” in Aalborg, Denmark, was designed by the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au as a combined school and concert hall: its open structure promotes the exchange between the audience and artists, and the students and teachers. “The idea behind the building can already be read from the […]

Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Groninger Museum

The complex of the Groninger Museum is a fancy combination of forms, colors and materials. The overall planning was done by Alessandro Mendini, based in Milano, who invited the designers Philippe Starck and Michele De Lucchi, as well as Coop Himmelb(l)au, to conceive the various building units. Coop Himmelb(l)au was […]

Dalian International Conference Center, Dalian, China, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Dalian International Conference Center

With the International Conference Center, the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au has constructed an unmistakable landmark for the prospering harbor city of Dalian, China. Opened in 2013 and featuring a shell-shaped roof, the center hosts a multifunctional “small city within a city” with conference and event rooms for 7,000 visitors […]