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    Norway / 22.10.2020

    Verket nominated for Norwegian award

    Verket in Moss is nominated for the BOBY-award for ‘Best Urban Planning Project’ by Norsk Bolig og Byplanforening (BOBY). The award honours urban planning projects, that with quality, content, and innovation, insures a sustainable and thoroughly planned urban development, with the purpose of raising the interest of society for urban planning in general.

    Read more about Verket

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    Danmark / 13.10.2020

    Outlining a combined civic centre and town hall

    Together with LYTT Architecture, as the full-service consultant, and we, as the sub-consultants, been chosen by Mariagerfjord Municipality to make the preliminary examination and draw the outline of the proposed town hall and civic centre in Hobro, Denmark. Currently, the administration of the municipality is spread across tree different locations in Hobro town. With the new town hall and civic centre, we will connect the many culture facilities in one place – and, thus, create a cultural beacon for the town and the entire municipality.

    “We want to create a living town center with varied and exciting retail options, as well as easy access to the culture facilities. Therefore, we wish to strengthen local businesses and culture life in the town center. Here, a combined civic centre and town hall will make such a dynamo that will generate livelihood to the town center from morning to evening,” says the mayor of Mariagerfjord, Mogens Jespersen, on project.

    The preliminary examination is expected to be finished by Spring 2021. Subsequently, the municipality will decide the future of the project.

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    Danmark / 12.10.2020

    Keynote speaker at conference on senior co-housing

    Last week, our Business Relations Manager, Kathrine Hegner Stærmose, guested the conference 'Seniorbofællesskaber' hosted by Byens Ejendom in Copenhagen to talk about how we create the senior co-housing communities of the future. She did this based on our recent opened design 'Havtorn' – a new type of senior co-housing community, situated in the rural landscape of western Jutland near Ringkøbing. Here, the classic co-housing community concept with private gardens is discarded – to instead make space for a wealth of diverse shared facilities closely integrated with the dwellings, that includes orangery, workshop, library and green spaces – thus, fostering a sense of community and an active senior life.

    Read more about Havtorn

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    Danmark / 09.10.2020

    Føtexhus completed at Vejle Habour

    Together with Raundahl & Moesby and Ingeniøerne, we are pleased to announce that Føtexhus situated right next to Vejle Harbour, Denmark, is finished and has been handed over to Salling Group. This 8,000 square metre building has been designed as Salling Group's first mixed-use property with the aim to provide a mix of housing and shops that will inject renewed life into this prominent but formerly neglected area at the transition between the harbour and the city centre.

    Read more about Føtexhus

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    Danmark / 02.10.2020

    New co-housing community fits the life of an active senior

    Together with Realdania By og Byg, we now welcome the first residents to Havtorn – a new kind of senior co-housing community situated right in the very nature of western Jutland as part of the new nature district Ringkøbing K. Here, the classic co-housing community with private gardens have been discarded. Instead, the co-housing community is made of 14 residences and several shared facilities – from workshops to libraries, orangeries, and much more, with the goal to create a place where the residents can live an active senior life with community at the centre.

    Read more about the co-housing community

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    Denmark / 28.09.2020

    Stephanie Carr joins Sustainable Change Makers

    Our Sustainability Manager, Stephanie Carr, has been selected to join the network Sustainable Change Makers where she will be contributing to promote the sustainable agenda together with 60 other young talents from different fields of business. In addition, she will include the network into our work to make our buildings even more sustainable.

    “I believe that there is a lot to learn from the network. It is young entrepreneurs that have completely different demands and expectations to their surroundings and sustainability. Therefore, it is important to understand and listen to these voices as they to a greater extent are the ones that we create buildings to in the future,” says Stephanie Carr.

    Read more about Sustainable Change Makers

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    Denmark / 23.09.2020

    Translating the SDGs into architecture

    Our design of Musholm in Korsør, Denmark, and its impact on the Sustainable Development Goals is featured in the new publication “De 17 verdensmål – sådan kommer I i gang”. With the publication, the Danish Association of Architectural Firms shows architects how to translate the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals into architecture, for instance by highlighting Musholm as a case on how architecture can increase inclusion by creating accessible holiday experiences for everyone, regardless of handicap.

    Read publication

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    Denmark / 17.09.2020

    Nominated for entrepreneur of the year

    For the third year in a row, we’ve been nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Not only is it one of the world’s most acclaimed awards for entrepreneurs, but it also stands out by considering companies’ commitment to creating impact as much as their financial growth – and this is why we are honored to be in the running for the award. Because, we believe in developing organisations and communities with architecture as a catalyst. This is our purpose, which has driven our work in architecture for 20 years.

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    Denmark / 14.09.2020

    Prequalified for new psychiatry unit

    We have been prequalified alongside A. Enggaard and Niras to give our take on the design of the future psychiatry unit at Odense University Hospital, to include eight wards with 142 beds, a tele-psychiatry centre, research facilities, and administration department. The project is to be a public-private partnership by which the project terms, in addition to the design, also include the operation and maintenance of the 20,000 sqm psychiatry building for a period of 20 years. Image: The Region of Southern Denmark

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    Denmak / 17.08.2020

    Making a positive social impact

    Our impact case on the Bikuben Student Residence in Copenhagen is part of the new book “Inclusion Nudges”. In the book, anthropologist Tinna C. Nielsen advocates that we – as a society – need to design cities, environments and processes based on behavioural insights to foster inclusive behaviour, interactions and decision-making. We fully agree with these views. In fact, so much so, that we revisit our completed buildings to document how – and to what extent – they are making a positive social impact.

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    Danmark / 06.08.2020

    New residential development in Aarhus

    We have designed a new residential development in the northern part of Aarhus. Over the next couple of years, the 16,600 sqm development will take shape, so it, by 2021-2022, will offer 225 apartments for students, young families and senior citizens as part of the new district Risskov Engby. Community, sustainability and accessibility are essential aspects of the development, which we are developing together with KPC, Raundahl & Moesby and Heimstaden.

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    Denmark / 30.06.2020

    AART designs sustainable day care centre

    We have won the competition to design a sustainable forest and nature day care centre in Hornslet, Denmark. Designed to interact with the scenic surroundings and promote the young users’ well-being, the 1,000 sqm day care centre will include a nursery and childcare distributed in the two wings, with a large and centrally located communal square linking all the functions together. We look forward to taking on the task together with Vognsen & Co. and Henry Berthelsen.

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    Sweden / 28.05.2020

    Swedish office opening

    With our long-standing commitment in Sweden, we have made thorough preparations, and our new office in Djurgården in the central part of Stockholm is, therefore, the natural next step in our Scandinavian strategy. Our aim is to grow in each of the Scandinavian countries by offering impact-based architectural advice with a deep local understanding. Markus Grieser has been brought in as a partner and the manager of our office in Stockholm.

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    Norway / 26.05.2020

    Certified as an Eco-lighthouse

    As an Eco-lighthouse, we have committed ourselves to considering the environment when planning and designing buildings. Environmental management with procedures that include an environmental audit and follow-up is, thus, an integrated part of our consultancy work. This means, among other things, that all of our projects will have an environmental manager and we have defined our own environmental policy with long-term environmental goals, all with the aim of making a difference to the environment for our clients and for society.

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    Denmark / 18.05.2020

    New residential development in Aarhus

    With its attractive location close to the light rail, the forest and the water, Enghaven Risskov is an ambitious residential development with a focus on community, sustainability and infrastructure. We are therefore very pleased to be able to announce that the development is now becoming a reality. Concurrent with the district plan, we developed the project and invited tenders together with KONstruct, Plusform and Moe – and this has resulted in Heimstaden deciding to invest in the project and MT Højgaard winning the turnkey contract. Over the next few years, Enghaven Risskov will therefore grow to become a rectangular unit and two winged units, and Aarhus residents will be able to rent the 248 new apartments in this attractive Risskov area starting in 2022.

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    Norway / 15.05.2020

    Stavanger University Hospital rises as a landmark on Ullandhaug

    This has been achieved with the construction of the service core, which will rise almost 37 metres above ground and is expected to be completed by the end of May. With strict infection prevention measures in place, construction has maintained progress throughout the COVID-19 period, and the next step will be to erect the carcase itself. The hospital, which will include more than 200,000 healing square metres, is scheduled to be completed in 2023, and we are proud to be developing it together with our team from Nordic, SLA, Cowi, Aas-Jakobsen and Kruse-Smith.

    Read more about the hospital

    Denmark / 12.05.2020

    AART prequalified for new hospital pharmacy and hospital laundry

    The assignment covers the design, planning and construction of the hospital pharmacy and hospital laundry, which will consist of two buildings measuring 7,000-7,500 and 8,000-8,500 square metres respectively. The developer is the Central Denmark Region, which has decided to build the pharmacy and the laundry in close proximity to Aarhus University Hospital as three quarters of all work undertaken by the pharmacy and laundry will be in service of the hospital. The remaining fourth will be for the Central Denmark Region’s other hospitals.

    As an independent unit under the Central Denmark Region, the hospital pharmacy will manage the supply of medicines for the entire region, including the procurement, production and distribution of medicines to the region’s hospitals and other relevant units. The hospital laundry will be the biggest of its kind in Denmark and will undertake the internal laundering and distribution of hospital textiles in the Central Denmark Region.

    Eight teams applied to submit a bid for this turnkey contract. Out of those eight teams, the Central Denmark Region has chosen to prequalify four teams which the region believes stand out through the way in which they convincingly met all of the selection criteria. We are among the four prequalified teams and look forward to submitting our initial bid on 23 June.

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    Norway / 24.04.2020

    AART participates in the competition for mixed-use district in Ski

    Today, commuter parking takes up most of the space around Ski Station, but Bane Nor Eiendom has ambitions to develop the area into a mixed-use district, including residential and commercial functions in tight symbiosis with the existing public transport hub. The ambition is to develop up to 140,000 square metres equivalent to an investment of around five billion Norwegian kroner (429 million euro).

    "Our goal is for more people to use public transport, to cycle or to walk in their daily lives, and that is something we can facilitate by developing home and office space by the Follo Line’s (ed. Follo is the name of a planned new double railway line between Oslo and Ski) largest interchange," explains Rune Breivik, Project Manager at Bane Nor Eiendom, in an article in the local newspaper.

    Much of the area is currently used for commuter parking by rail travellers. In order to promote public transport, Bane Nor Eiendom wishes to retain parking for the area’s many commuters, and this will therefore be incorporated into the development of the new district. As one of the three invited architectural teams, we have until the summer to develop our proposal for the district, after which all three proposals will be published so that local citizens can comment before the winning proposal is selected.

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    Danmark / 23.04.2020

    Vejle City Council approves resilient development plan

    The development plan has been designed by a team with Møller & Grønborg at the forefront and AART and Niras as sub-advisors. As a team, we have extensive experience in resilient urban development, but the plan for Ny Rosborg is particularly challenging, as large parts of the district will be built on Vejle’s former landfill site. The development plan has, therefore, been designed to deal with a wide range of challenges compared to a greenfield site.

    To deal with the environmental challenges, the site has been divided into six islets, each of which will be a separate construction stage. The two eastern islets will be erected first and will include, among other things, a community centre with facilities especially for children. In addition to the environmental aspects, building a cohesive community is one focus of the development plan – and here the step-by-step division into islets is an advantage. With the islets, future residents will not only have close contact with the surrounding landscape, but the district on their islet will be fully completed before they move in. Thus, they will not have to live within a building site for many years to come. The expectation is, therefore, that it will be relatively quick to create an attractive district, which will be reinforced by the intervening landscapes and the aquatic environment.

    Read more about Ny Rosborg

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    Denmark / 05.04.2020

    234 student accommodations soon to be completed in Aarhus

    Together with Konstruct, NCC and MOE, we are approaching the finishing line of the construction of 234 rented accommodations on Gøteborg Allé. In just three months, the first residents will move into this 17,500 m2 development, which has been designed to give young people the opportunity to meet, socialise and live their lives in courtyards and roof gardens, and on balconies. In the beginning of July, we will hand over 104 accommodations, while we will hand over the remaining 130 accommodations in September.

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    Denmark / 28.03.2020

    Transformed school is in the running for Denmark’s best building renovation

    We have not only renovated the historic building in the heart of Fredriksbjerg in Aarhus. We have also transformed it into a diverse community centre where people of all ages can gather and do everything from yoga, boxing and e-sports to learning creative subjects, languages and music. With the transformation, we thus demonstrate how buildings worthy of preservation can be brought back into use, and with a deep respect for their period architecture, so that they may continue to benefit cities and local communities.

    Read more about the new Fjordsgade Community Centre

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    Scandinavia / 12.03.2020

    Our initiatives against the coronavirus

    We work from home
    As of today, we have established home workplaces for all our employees in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. We have done this to reduce the risk of spreading infection, while ensuring efficient progress in the many projects to which we are contributing across the Scandinavian countries.

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    Our employees are fully contactable by e-mail and telephone for our clients and business partners. In addition, we will hold all agreed meetings via Skype, to maintain efficient progress and good communication in all our collaborations.

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    Sweden / 09.03.2020

    First part of Kungälv Hospital completed

    In 2013, we won the competition, together with Sweco, to update Kungälv Hospital with a new main entrance, a new connecting building, two new wards and a remodelling of existing buildings. Overall, the hospital extension amounts to 30,000 square metres. Our vision was to create a safe treatment environment that help patient to heal and enhances staff workflows. We are now pleased to see this vision come to life with the commissioning of the connecting building and the first of the two new wards.

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    Norway / 10.02.2020

    From industrial area to mixed district in Moss

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    District plan for residential area near Silkeborg

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    A&E unit is shortlisted for MIPIM Awards 2020

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    Winning proposal for Denmark’s new Cold War museum

    REGAN Vest is a nuclear-resistant bunker that was secretly built in the 1960s during the Cold War to house the monarch and government in case of a nuclear war. The 5,500-sqm bunker was listed worth preserving in 2014 and today it stands with all original interiors intact. When it opens to the public in 2021, access will only be available through guided tours, which is why a visitor centre with modern audience facilities, exhibitions and a teaching centre will be built next to the bunker. At a press conference on January 9, it was made official that we will head the team behind the design and construction of this project.

    “It is a unanimous jury that selected o the team, which, with its proposal, has created a solution in which the existing bunker and the associated engineering master's residence together with the unique natural area and the new visitor centre appear as a natural whole. The new visitor centre will be built as four partially buried boxes, which are hidden deep in the woods, gradually appearing for the visitors when they arrive. The flow between the four boxes, and between all parts of the new Cold War museum, has been resolved both logically and simply, and it will give visitors an exciting total experience,” said the Chairman of the Regan Vest Real Estate Fund, Claus Holm, at the press conference.

    Read more about the new Cold War museum

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    Vision proposals for NRK’s new headquarters

    Several property developers have shown an interest in the development of NRK's future headquarters. This includes Stor-Oslo Eiendom, for whom we have created a vision proposal for the development of the new headquarters for Norway's largest media company. With our proposal, we show the possibilities of establishing the headquarters in Linderud, north of Oslo, where the former and, today, conservation-worthy headquarters of Siemens can be transformed into the media city of the future – a media city that will offer a unique view of the Norwegian capital, while doing for the area at Groruddalen what the Opera has done for Bjørvika.

    “We believe that we can develop something spectacular with this project – just take the TV studios on the upper floors, which will offer a fantastic view. At the same time, we offer a large building plot. We are therefore not depending on NRK to enter the entire building. We are very flexible when it comes to NRK's needs,” says Mathis Grimstad, CEO of Stor-Oslo Eiendom.

    With our vision proposal, we show how the building plot in Linderud can meet NRK's wishes and requirements by embracing a wide range of functions, including other commercial players. In addition, we show how NRK will be able to build the media city of the future on a sustainable foundation. Because, by preserving Siemens’ former headquarters and transforming it for new purposes, the carbon emissions from production, processing and transport of materials, and thus also the climate footprint, are significantly reduced.

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    Expanding our partner group

    “In recent years we have experienced an amazing development, with continued collaboration with ambitious builders throughout the Scandinavian countries. It is therefore a natural step in our growth and professional foundation to appoint Mads and Nanna as partners,” says Torben Skovbjerg Larsen, founding partner and CEO of AART.

    “Both are skilled and dedicated architects with deep roots in our AART DNA, and in their fields, each has played a vital part in the development of our consultancy and its most significant projects. In our partner group, we thus look forward to an even closer collaboration with both,” he adds.

    As partners, Mads Nygaard and Nanna Flintholm will work across our offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Oslo. Together with the partner group, they will head the development of our professional foundation and lift it into projects throughout Scandinavia, where we are currently contributing to the development of more than one million square meters across scale and sector.

    Read the press release (in Danish)

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    Keynote speaker at Norway’s biggest healthcare building conference

    Johanne Mose Entwistle heads our work in documenting the social and economic impact of our completed projects. She presented our work at this year's Norwegian healthcare building conference, where she linked our focus on documentation with our deep experience in healthcare architecture – because with more than 800,000 square metres under development, we are among Scandinavia's leading architectural firms in the healthcare sector.

    In front of 300 listeners, Entwistle talked about our strategic aim to use architecture as a catalyst for developing organisations and communities. Not least within the healthcare sector, where our documentation team collects impactful knowledge from our own projects and external research. A knowledge that we translate into decision support in our many projects – the latest example is our winning proposal for the children and youth hospice in Rønde, Denmark, where the documentation team opened up new perspectives on how to make a difference for the hospice’s children, young people and their families through field studies and thorough research.

    See our many projects within the Scandinavian healthcare sector

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    Selected to design multipurpose hall for homeless men

    Møltrup Optagelseshjem is a manor from the 18th century. But it is no ordinary manor. Today, it is home to homeless men of all ages who want to put alcohol and drugs behind them – and helping to run the manor is a natural part of everyday life for them.

    To empower the manor’s community, we have designed the new multipurpose hall as an inclusive concept. The aim is to create a so-called living space for movement, with new opportunities for leisure activities for those residents who are still too socially vulnerable to enter the outside community.

    Structurally, the idea is to extend the manor with a new wing, which will look like a natural extension of the existing classical building, so that the multipurpose hall weaves itself into the manor’s long history and its purpose today as a home for homeless men.

    "While having a deep respect for the history of the place, we want to signal that something special is happening here. At a distance, the multipurpose hall will, therefore, appear as a natural part of the existing classical building, while up close it will emerge as a versatile and transparent space in close contact with its surroundings," stated Mikkel Seier Christoffersen, head of transformation at AART.

    Read more about the project (in Danish)

    AART Website News New website

    Welcome to our new website

    Our ambition with this website is to provide an inspiring and easily accessible gateway into the world of AART, where our vision, mission and - not least - our value proposition to our clients and partners stands out clearly. That’s why you can - among many other things - read about our work on this website, not only with designing buildings and urban spaces, but also with documenting the impact of the possibilities we create with architecture. A deep dedication to developing organisations and communities is what has driven our work with architecture for almost two decades now - and with this relaunch of our website, we are presenting it in a new and improved digital format. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring our new website and learn more about our work with considering impact before form in our many partnerships across the countries of Scandinavia.

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    Seleced to design multi-functional commercial buildings in Oslo

    The new commercial buildings will house Bertel O. Steen’s new dealership facility containing the mobility solutions of the future. Together with Bertel O. Steen Eiendom, we are planning a variety of office functions and outward-facing business facilities on the ground floor. At the same time, the project takes advantage of the building site’s topography to create a close interaction with the future city district of Bryn. The construction project will result in three brick buildings linked together by a diagonal axis with a vibrant city square, well prepared for the future urban structure of Bryn.

    “Our aim is to erect a modern car facility, adapted to the municipality’s expectations for urban development of the building site and Bryn as a district, in addition to creating lots of office space and flexible, leasable areas on the ground floor. All buildings will be carefully adapted to the site’s topography and designed in such a way that we will spearhead the transformation of Bryn,” says Øivind Solbakken, Managing Director of Bertel O. Steen Eiendom.

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    Winning proposal for children and youth hospice

    ”Vi fik fire rigtig fine forslag til det nye børne-og ungehospice, men jeg må indrømme, at CJ Group og AART arcitechts' hold slog benene væk under os, da de præsenterede deres projekt. Holdet har været enormt grundige i deres forarbejde og virkelig sat sig ind i, hvem vi bygger til, og hvad bygningen skal kunne. De har formået at skabe både den rummelighed og hjemlighed, som familierne har behov for, med masser af gemmesteder til de mindste børn, og nicher, hvor de unge kan slænge sig. Derudover har holdet skabt et hus med stor respekt for medarbejdernes dagligdag og arbejdsmiljø og de frivilliges funktion. Vi er stolte af at være nået så langt, og at 'mursten og tag' nu er sikret. Den næste store opgave er at indsamle midler til inventar, hjælpemidler og andet udstyr."

    Med de ord indrammer hospiceleder Dorit Simonsen vores vinderforslag til det nye vestdanske børne- og ungehospice, Strandbakkehuset, der opføres i tæt samspil med det eksisterende Hospice Djursland i Rønde. Det opføres som det første nybyggede børne- og ungehospice i Danmark og kommer til at rumme fire familieboliger, personaleafsnit og fællesfunktioner, der fordeler sig på 1.300 kvadratmeter i tæt kontakt med den omkringliggende natur. Byggeriet forventes at tage et år, så de første familier kan bydes velkommen allerede i november 2020.

    ”Det er en helt særlig opgave at bidrage til at løfte det nye børne- og ungehospice. For det kræver en dyb indlevelse at skabe rum for liv, leg og lindring. Ud over at skabe et tæt samspil med den omgivende natur og det smukke eksisterende hospice, har vi derfor også arbejdet bevidst med at skabe et sundt og stimulerende arbejdsmiljø. For vores antropologiske studier viser, at netop medarbejdernes trivsel er afgørende for at favne de børn, unge og familier, for hvem hospicet bliver deres hjem. Med arkitekturen har vi derfor søgt at skabe en lys, varm og hjemlig atmosfære med det menneskelige møde som omdrejningspunkt,” fortæller Anders Tyrrestrup, arkitekt og partner i AART architects.

    Læs mere om børne- og ungehospicet

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    Framework agreement with the Danish Building and Property Agency

    Our team includes H+ Arkitekter at the forefront and ourselves, Rønnow Arkitekter, Oluf Jørgensen, Strunge Jensen, Cubic Group and Schul Landskabsarkitekter as subconsultants. As AART partner Torben Skovbjerg Larsen emphasises, we are looking forward to continuing our good collaboration with the Danish Building and Property Agency:

    “At AART, we are already cooperating with the Danish Building and Property Agency, such as, among other things, for the Immigration Service’s new headquarters in Næstved. We are looking forward to continuing our good collaboration through the new framework agreement. The whole team are keen to use their interdisciplinary skills and experience in the development of public buildings in the capital area.”

    The Danish Building and Property Agency has reduced the number of advisors from 20 to three to ensure it receives better advice within a closer dialogue. Our team will be the sole advisors to the Capital Region of Denmark for projects worth up to DKK 3.5 million in advisor fees. A significant amount of energy went into the tender bidding process, which started all the way back in the fall of 2018. We are, therefore, proud that our bid was rated best on all three criteria: price; organisation, resources and competences; and cases.

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    Prequalified to design sustainable district in Copenhagen

    The district ‘Vejlandskvarteret’ will be located in Copenhagen (more precisely, the recreational Amager Fælled at Amager), and we are looking forward to drawing up our proposal with the aim to realise PensionDanmark and CPH City & Port Development’s vision of raising the bar for sustainable urban development. 2,000 homes certified by the highest sustainable standards will thus frame the setting for the new district. Add to this that more than one-third of the 18,1-hectare area will be reserved for nature and recreational areas, supporting a close interaction with the surrounding Amager Fælled.

    Read more about the competition (in Danish)

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    Winning proposal for a new social hub in Copenhagen

    Situated right next to the site of one of Naturpark Amager’s future main entrances, the Town’s House will be built in scenic surroundings, and will become a stimulating gathering point for the district’s residents. The vision for the house is to gather the district’s community functions under the same roof, so that new opportunities will arise in the interaction between residents.

    The Town’s House will be 2,500 square meters, and the development will also include a daycare centre of 2,200 square meters and up to 85 apartments located across 6,700 square meters. In addition to serving as a common house for local residents, the Town’s House will become a cultural house for the entire district.

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    The first DGNB-certified school in Denmark

    The School at Duevej thus shows how learning, sustainability and aesthetics can reinforce each other and go hand in hand. We are proud to have designed the school together with our team from Nordic, Orbicon and MASU Planning – all with the aim to fulfill Frederiksberg Municipality’s sustainable ambitions, creating a positive impact for both the pupils and the surrounding local community.

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    Aker hospital reaches a milestone

    In January 2018, we won the competition to develop the new Aker Hospital. Together with Nordic, Cowi, Norconsult, Bjørbekk Lindheim and Metier OEC, we have been working to further develop the concept behind the more than 150,000 square-metre hospital. We have now reached a milestone with the submission of the concept phase report, which will form the basis for Helse Sør-Øst RHF and Oslo Municipality’s further development of the hospital as part of Oslo University Hospital.

    True to its original qualities, the further development of the concept continues to have “The View” as its main theme. The new Aker Hospital will, thus, rise above the Norwegian capital, with focus on creating a bright and healing environment, where the view of the city, the green roofs and recreational outdoor areas can be enjoyed by both patients and staff. At the same time, the hospital will be designed so that it can be easily and efficiently adapted to any changes in the further planning.

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    Winning proposal for Buddinge Byport

    The winning proposal revolves around Gladsaxe Strategy’s goal of health and well-being throughout life, and a vibrant city with a focus on sustainability. In 2025, when Buddinge Byport is expected to be completed, it will give citizens easy access to health and employment. It will do so by including a healthcare centre and a café, as well as including a job centre in close interaction with the healthcare centre, and a building featuring service professions on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors.

    “With the winning proposal for the new city gate, we as a team have strived to provide new opportunities for citizens and private actors – all with the aim of bringing the new healthcare centre, job centre, etc, into play as a positive catalyst for the development of the city. Among other things, we have prioritised preserving and transforming as much as possible of the existing buildings, so that we ensure a sustainable starting point for development,” says Pernille Stahlschmidt Tørning, office manager at AART architects’ office in Copenhagen.

    Over the next six months, we will fine-tune our winning proposal in cooperation with the municipality. We will screen our proposal to optimise details, just as we will engage in a dialogue with neighbours, stakeholders, and interested citizens. Based on this process, the City Council will, at the end of this year, make its final decision on the design of Buddinge Byport.

    Backe Kvartalet Holmestrand View 1 AART architects

    Transforming harbour front south of Oslo

    "We have submitted a regulation proposal for Backe-kvartalet in the centre of Holmestrand. The area is a fantastic midway between the waterfront and the new Holmestrand train station. The area thus offers exciting opportunities for the development of approximately 12,000 square metres of housing and business. We plan to have between 100 and 120 new housing units in the project," says Jarle Villumstad, head of Tress Asset Management.

    The plan behind Backe-kvartalet is to transform six plots with existing buildings at the harbour front in the centre of Holmestrand. Parts of the existing buildings will be demolished to make space for new and more modern buildings, fulfilling today’s livable and sustainable standards. However, a building of historic significance for the city will be preserved – namely ‘Kullboden’, which is a brick building built in 1910.

    In addition to the revitalisation of ‘Kullboden’, the new harbour district will offer five so-called ‘Sea Houses’ with shops, cafes and restaurants at street level and apartments with sea views on the upper floors. The heart of the harbour district will be Backe Gabrielsens Plass, which will become a livable square that will be sheltered from the wind thanks to the new ‘Sea Houses’.

    It is expected that Holmestrand Municipality will process the proposed regulation during 2019.