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Copenhagen Islands

Have you ever seen a ”parkipelago”? The Copenhagen Islands by Danish design studio Fokstrot and Marshall Blecher will be an example of just that.

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Peter Celsing 100 years in 2020

In 2020, architect Peter Celsing should have celebrated 100 years. He is the architect behind, among other buildings, three famous Stockholm buildings: Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg, The Film House at Gärdet and the Riksbank building at Brunkebergs Torg.

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Golden Gate of Stockholm

This week the new golden bridge came to Stockholm and the hype was real. Foster + Partners are the architects behind the new connection in Slussen.

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The Kasper Salin Prize Nominees

Sveriges arkitekter avslöjade nyligen de fyra nominerade till årets Kasper Salin-pris för årets bästa byggnad 2019. Priset delas ut den 10 mars på Arkitekturgalan i Stockholm.

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Stars from 2019: Under

Norwegian mega office Snøhetta’s beautiful project finally opened to the public in March. The combined restaurant and research station is in the shape of a monolith, with half of it sunken into the water; the idea is that the concrete facade will eventually become a reef, one with the sea. In the dining room, overlooking the bottom of the sea through an eleven metres wide panoramic window, are tables and chairs designed exclusively for the restaurant, inspired by tree branches, while the colour scheme and lighting with billowing panels are reminiscent of the sun setting in the sea.

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Arctic Bath will open soon

Soon the new international hotel Arctic Bath in Harads, Swedish Lapland will open up. Inspired by the success of Treehotel the floating hotel with cold bath planned on Luleriver is to be situated downstream from the bridges of Bodtraskfors. Arctic Bath will be a year round hotel, summertime free-floating and wintertime frozen on Luleriver.

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Snøhetta – in a cool place indeed

The Norwegian mega office Snøhetta designs the visitor center The Arc in Longyearbyen. This cone-shaped building, will be home to content from Svalbard Global Seed Vault, as well as the digital archive Arctic World Archive.

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Swedish architects help creating a self-sustaining children’s centre in Tanzania

Local workers and a team of Swedish architects have completed the Econef Children’s Center in northern Tanzania. The center is a self-sustaining facility for orphans situated in the King’ori village. The buildings are powered with solar energy and harvest rainwater in a system inspired by the African baobab tree. The center also has a biogas plant to produce cooking gas for use in the kitchen. The buildings will be the home of 25 children.

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Køge Nord Station in Copenhagen

In early summer, greater Copenhagen’s new public transport hub, Køge Nord Station, war officially opened. A sensational foot-bridge, a station and a park area, hovering high-speed trains, local trains and the busiest motorway in the country. Designed by DISSING+WEITLING, COWI and COBE, the station forms a significant hub for the green mobility.

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Open House Stockholm October 4-6

From 4-6 October 2019 Open House Stockholm will be held for the forth time. During the event the public are invited to seminars about, and tours of, unique buildings and places, all for free!

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The Twist by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Traversing the winding Randselva river, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group’s first project in Norway, The Twist, opens as an inhabitable bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and art piece within the Kistefos sculpture park in Jevnaker, Norway.

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Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 opens in a couple of days. This year's theme “Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth” responds to an era of climate emergency and social inequality by proposing alternatives to the unsustainable paradigm of growth. The festival explores the architecture of Degrowth, an economy of shared plenty in which human and ecological flourishing matter most.

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Tallinn Architecture Biennale

Tallinn Architecture Biennale is an international architecture and urban-planning festival with a diverse programme This year's theme is Beauty Matters and the biennale is open between 11 September–3 November 2019. Head Curator is Dr. Yael Reisner.

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The Three Generation House by Beta architects

A family comprising of two households (and three generations) decides to build a house together. While the younger couple already lives in the city, the grandparents live in the countryside and are keen to move back to the proximity of urban amenities.

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