The New Year begins with the fantastic news of prequalification for the competition to design the brand new Myllypuro Campus in Helsinki, Finland together with collaborators Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Arkkitehdit (FIN).
Myllupuro Campus will be a part of the Metropolia, which is re-structuring and centralizing close to twenty campuses to four locations in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The new Myllypuro Campus will cover 50.000 m² and cater for 6000 students. 8 teams are prequalified.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year. Thank you to collaborators at home and abroad, we look forward to an exciting 2015.
The office is closed from Monday the 22. December, but we are back and ready for 2015 on Monday the 5th January.
Our team consisting of COWI, NORDIC (N), AART, Marianne Levinsen and Christensen & Co, are among the winners of the first phase of the competition for the acute admissions unit for the New Hospital Bispebjerg in Copenhagen, covering 78.000 m². Three teams, out of seven, has been chosen for phase 2. A final winner is announced by summer 2015.
We have won the competition to design the new University building for Linnéuniversity in Kalmar, Sweden. The new building will cover 19.000 m² and is part of a major rebuilt at the University Campus in Kalmar. The vision is to create a modern international campus, well integrated in the city of Kalmar. Our new building will welcome students in the summer 2018.
We are looking for a team of talented architectural interns for the spring semester 2015, beginning January 2015. You will become a part of a creative and informal work environment in an innovative office, located at Nørrebro in Copenhagen. We focus on a holistic approach, where all aspects of a project are equally important, including sustainability on all levels. We expect that you are independent and engage in the creative discussions and work flow alongside other colleagues. The position is paid.
Send portfolio and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to be nominated for The Kasper Salin Prize 2014 in Sweden. The price is awarded annually to a building of high architectural standard by the Swedish Association of Architects, and has been awarded since 1962. It is considered to be the most prestigious architectural prize in Sweden.
Our climate friendly nursery Sunhouse is part of the exhibition ´Putting People First´ in Beijing. The exhibition showcases Danish architecture from 1945 to today.
´Putting People First´ tells the story of the physical settings of Danish life in the years from 1945 to 1975, the years when the welfare state was taking shape in Denmark and showing how contemporary Danish architects still build on the ideals and values.
The artwork has been installed in and around the new City Hall in Lund. It is British artist Liam Gillick who has provided the pieces placed in the front of the main building and at the entrance on the ground floor. The artwork appears as black shapes which are integrated in the landscape and tumbles into the building - with multiple functions – shelves as well as benches.
The building site has been cleared and is ready for action on the northern campus of The University of Copenhagen. The new Niels Bohr Building will provide a profound upgrade and modernisation of the research facilities at departments at The Faculty of Science. The building will cover 50.000 m² is expected to open in 2017.
Navitas is ready to open its doors for students and employees from the start of the academic year 2014/15. School of Engineering Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and INCUBA Science Park will each occupy a corner of the star shaped building, and blend in for optimal mingling and cross socializing in the center of each floor, united by a large atrium on the ground floor. The public underground car park is also ready for business.
CCO has been a signature of the UN Global Compact initiative since 2010. The world´s largest CSR initiative addresses fundamental principles regarding human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. As part of our engagement we submit an annual Communication on Progress and the 2014 version can be found HERE
The small project to build a foster home for 20-40 children in town of Alldays, in the province of Limpopo celebrated the near completion, with festivities and the local children. In addition to the foster home the building will have a kitchen, which will cater for 200 local children from a nearby school.
On a sunny day in southern Sweden, our new office and administration building in Lund officially opened its doors to 500 employees from Lund Municipality. The building has an extremely green profile and will be responsible for the daily servicing of the citizens of Lund Municipality.
More information on the new city hall HERE
Together with collaborators; NORDIC (N), COWI, NORCONSULT and SLA, CCO has been prequalified for the competition to design the new Life Science Building for the University of Oslo (UiO Livsvitenskao). 32 teams applied for prequalification and 7 has been chosen to bid. The project covers 66.700 m² research and education.
CCO has been prequalified for the competition to find the team for the new Emergency admissions and urgent care centre for Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen. We are in a team with COWI, NORDIC (N), AART and Marianne Levinsen Landscape and the project comprises 78.000 m².
Seven team are prequalified, for a full list (scroll to bottom of page) click HERE
At Danish Museum of Contemporary Art; ARKEN, you can step into the colorful world of Austrian artist and eco activist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The exhibition includes a look at his green architecture philosophy and is showing a number of contemporary architectural projects including our project DTU-Compute. Hundertwasser whose colorful paintings are well known had a keen interest in green architecture, sustainability and urban gardening. His life philosophy entailed creating harmony between nature and human.
For more information ARKEN
Behind The Green Door which was curated by Rotor for The Oslo Triennial in 2013, opens this week at Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) in Copenhagen. The exhibition focuses on artifacts which have inspired the fruition of sustainable and green architecture and design, and is one of three exhibits opening this week at DAC.
For more information click HERE
We have won the competition to design the new Ice rink for Ørestad in Copenhagen.Together with engineers Wessberg, Landscape architects PK3 and Ice ring specialist Vida Havellen from Norconsult in Norway.
The new Ice ring is placed next to the future Copenhagen Arena in Ørestad and will be app. 6000 m².
Happy Holidays to everyone, with a fresh new image from our new project in Alldays – the province of Lompopo, South Africa. The new school will educate young people from Allday. Limpopo is one of the poorest provinces in South Africa, and we are immensely proud to have taken part in this charity project.
CCO will be closed from the 23 December till 2. January 2014
CCO and Kjær & Richter Architects are showing our project NAVITAS in the exhibition; Create With Aarhus, showcasing Urban development in Aarhus, - Denmark´s second largest city. The exhibition opens tomorrow, until the 6th January, in The Nordic Embassy, Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin-Tiergarten, and will present the various new buildings appearing around Aarhus in the coming years.
Click for more information on NAVITAS
Our design brief for our new building at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden is now finalized, for the new educational building on the old campus in the middle of Stockholm. We won the competition to design a new building for engineering studies earlier in 2013 and have been through a thorough development process in close collaboration with the end users, which has helped shape the tailor made design for the education.
CCO are featured in the new book on new buildings from architects across the Nordic countries. The book is the second volume from Swedish publishers Arvinius+Orfeus, edited by David Sokol. The book features work from 60 leading Nordic architects. CCO is represented through the projects Green Lighthouse, DTU-Buildingdesign (127) and New City Hall, Lund.
CCO has joined the project to design a school building in the city of Alldays, placed in northern South Africas poorest province Limpopo. The school project, which is initiated by Leif Ramqvist and Rosendal Fastigheter, aim to teach young people different handicraft skills, the municipality will help find the youngsters further job opportunities or further education. As part of the initiative, the project also ensures medical help, food and access to clean water for the children of Alldays.
Our project for the new Technical School just outside Roskilde opened its doors for the students, teachers and administrative personnel. The school offers a number of technical subjects – and subjects as varied as hairdressing, IT Computer skills and carpentry. The school is placed next to the field hosting the Roskilde Music Festival each July.
Last week saw the opening of the 2013 Oslo Architecture Triennial and Rick Bell, Executive Center for Architecture, AIA New York Chapter – send us a lovely little installation view from the exhibit of Green Lighthouse. The picture is shown together with an animation explaining the green features and design solutions incorporated in Green Lighthouse.
CCO has been appointed Gazelle for the third year running. Signifying a company in growth. Inspired by American economist David Birch, Gazelles are identified as company´s large enough to encompass competitive advantages whilst simultaneously being small enough to manage dynamic changeability.
Our new Sports Arena in Copenhagen is due to open on 14th September, which marks a day of festivities in the Christianshavn part of Copenhagen, where also the famous Free Town of Christiana is placed. The new arena is sustainable and is placed along the narrow river, clearly visible in its bright red building envelope.
Our brand new building for Roskilde Technical School is ready to welcome students at the beginning of the academic year. The building will offer one communal campus for the varied courses taught at the Technical School and sits in the beautiful landscape just outside Roskilde to the north of Copenhagen
CCO would like to extend our warmest holiday greetings.
We are tuning out and the phones will be off for the weeks 29, 30 and 31.
But, we switch on again, Monday the 5th August – refreshed and rebooted.
We were invited to a party at the building site of our future City Hall in Lund. There were horn blowers, speeches and layered sandwich-cake, a traditional Swedish delicacy which layers a number of differed fillings. The new City Hall in Lund, will become the most green City Hall in Sweden and opens its doors to the public next year
Today marked the ground breaking at our Sports Hall in Ringsted. Mayor in Ringsted, Niels Ulrich Hermansen and School Principal Lene Eilertsen did the honours.Today marked the ground breaking at our Sports Hall in Ringsted. Mayor in Ringsted, Niels Ulrich Hermansen and School Principal Lene Eilertsen did the honors. The new Sports Hall will cover 2000m² and is expected to be ready by the end of 2013.
We have won the competition to design the new educational building for the Swedish Royal Technical University; KTH in Stockholm. KTH is the largest, oldest and most international technical university in Sweden. Our new building covers 3500 m² and will occupy a central place on campus in Stockholm with the aim to provide KTH with a modern, innovative environment for the education of the future.
Green Lighthouse is exhibited at the world’s biggest event for sustainable design ECOBUILD in London´s Excel centre. The Nordic Innovation Pavilion showcases sustainable and innovative designs from Denmark and Sweden, hosted by the Danish Embassy in London.
As part of the competition proposal for The Musholm resort extension we have created a small animation to explain part of the proposal; The Multi arena. The competition was won by AART architects and we look forward to see the fruition of their proposal. Read more to view our animation.More
Our new Tennis Hal, SEB arena in Uppsala, has been nominated for the Swedish building industry´s; Building of the year award. Each year a number of new buildings are identified to compete for the prestigious award.
Link is in Swedish only and provides more information on the sentiments behind the nomination of the Tennis Hal. Click HERE to go to Swdish on-line building industry web page.
We have, in collaboration with E. Pihl & Son and Grontmij, won the competition to build a new multi-story car-park for Glostrup Hospital, north of Copenhagen, containing 400 parking spaces. The hospital is currently expanding and renewing the complex and the new car-park will add to the modernization of the area. The sustainable car-park has solar panels incorporated along the façade and its sustainability focus ensures a minimal carbon footprint.
Today the students and administrative personnel started moving into our new building at Denmark´s Technical University (DTU). The new research and educational building will house the institute for Mathematic & Computer science. The large indoor trees has been planted in the floors of the new building, they will help create a healthy environment with good indoor climate for all the daily users.More
Our new building for Roskilde Technical School has been dressed for the cold. The Galvanized Steel façade is in place and the building is nearing completion. The students will arrive for the autumn term and we can´t wait to see the building full of life when Roskilde Technical School merges under one roof, for the first time in its history.More
The trees, which will help the building breathe and create a healthy indoor climate, are being planted in the floor at our new education and research buildin DTU Compute (Building 324) at Denmark´s Technical University (DTU) Lyngby Campus. The tallest trees are 8 meters high. The trees are visible through the transparent façade and create a fluid continuous visual concept of incorporating the landscape inside the building.More
We wish everyone a happy New Year with this brand new photo from Navitas, which is, slowly but surely, edging towards completion on the harbor front in Aarhus.
We are extremely excited about the New Year as it will see a number of new CCO buildings emerge. The very first will be the new Sustainable building for Denmark´s Technical University, the indoor threes which will help the building breathe will be delivered new week, so stay tuned for pictures of our 30 new stars.
CCO are closed for Christmas and New Year, we will be back on the 2nd January 2013.
We wish everyone Happy holidays.
In a team consisting of NORD architects, Kragh & Berglund Landscape, engineers Balslev and Oluf Jørgensen has CCO won the competition to design the new extension to Gentofte Sports Park Phase 3. The Sports Part is located to the north of Copenhagen and the project encompasses a new arena, communal areas and outdoor sports facilities.
Green Lighthouse is part of the third edition of ´Green Buildings Pay´ which examines how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns for the development of future buildings. Green Lighthouse is one of 20 case studies examined. Written by Brian Edwards Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Edinburgh University and Emanuele Naboni, associate Professor of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of architecture, Design & Conservation. The book is published by Routledge.
The Carlsberg project, designed in close architectural collaboration between CCO, VLA, COBE, NORD and EFFEKT, has now been given the go-ahead. The 80.000 m² project includes residency, offices, shops and a large educational campus for Danish UCC, further education studies, encompassing around 10.000 students. The UCC campus will cover around 55.000 m².More
We are currently eating our way through a large amount of organic sausages on numerous sod cutting ceremonies for our projects. The sausages represent a special Danish tradition. The zero-energy Environmental Centre for Copenhagen’s new Northern quarter by the sea comes with a resplendent grass covered roof. It will house administrative personal and workshops.
We have been awarded National Champions in the Environment and Corporate Sustainability category. The award was announced at a cocktail reception at the British Ambassordor; Ms Vivien Life´s residence in Copenhagen, Ms Life presented CCO´s director Michael Christensen with the award.More
We have been prequalified for the competition to design the 30.000 m² extension to Hvidovre Hospital, in a team encompassing Nordic Architecture from Norway as well as Danish collaborators; Tredje Natur, Wessberg and MidtConsult. Seven teams are prequalified including architectural companies; HOK, C. F. Møller, White architects and Schmidt,hammer,lassen.
For more information on the New Hospital Hvidovre click here
We celebrated the traditional topping out ceremony of Navitas on the harbor front of Aarhus. The 38.500 m² large educational building will welcome students and staff in the summer 2014. They will work and study in the brand new modern, sustainable facilities with seascape views to one side as well as overlooking the city of Aarhus. Navitas is developed in design collaboration between CCO and Aarhus based architects Kjaer & Richter.More
Roskilde Technical School celebrated the traditional topping-out ceremony. The new educational building at the Musicon area in Roskilde just outside Copenhagen, welcomes 3000 students to a number of further education subjects in the summer semester 2013.
NAVITAS is appearing into the fresh air at the harbor front in Aarhus. Christensen & Co. and Kjær & Richter architects have designed the star shaped building. Covering app. 40.000 m² including a public underground parking facility. NAVITAS will house School of Engineering Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and INCUBA Science Park.
Green Lighthouse is representing Denmark at The World Habitat Day 2012 exhibition showing in Genève until the 15th October. Titled Building the Future We Want the exhibition showcases sustainable buildings from European countries at the UN complex in Genève.
For information on the buildings represented in the exhibition, go to the UNECE webpage.
A South Korean delegation, on an official visit to Copenhagen, visited Green Lighthouse to hear about the sustainable initiatives in the building. CCO´s Michael Christensen, along with representatives from the Danish government, University of Copenhagen and VELUX, explained the design parameters to Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwuang-sik.More
SEB USIF Arena in Uppsala, Sweden is now open. The arena will house the local Tennis club as well as Basket, Paddle Tennis and Squash. The 7000 m² sedum covered roof ensures that the arena fits snugly into the beautiful woodland surroundings of the area, on the outskirts of Uppsala.
More info on the Arena here
For the second year running, CCO are honored to be appointed a Gazelle by Danish business paper Børsen. Signifying a company in growth, inspired by American economist David Birch, Gazelles are identified as company´s large enough to encompass competitive advantages and simultaneously being small enough to manage dynamic changeability.
We have been prequalified for the competition to design Fase 3 of the Gentofte Sports Park, north of Copenhagen. Our team includes; NORD architects, Kragh & Berglund Landscape and engineers BALSLEV and Oluf Jørgensen. Fase 3 comprises open stadium and tribune, sports hall, parking and outdoor facilities for the community and local schools.
Together with Marianne Levinsen Landscape, Active City Transformation and engineers Grontmij, CCO has been prequalified for the competition for the future Culture Centre and Library at Tingbjerg, a multicultural area in the Northern part of Copenhagen. The Culture Centre is expected to become a social beacon for the area, offering a range of activities to the community.
The sedum roofing is nearly in place and soon the hollow sound of racket hitting the ball will ring round the light airy new tennis hall in Uppsala, Sweden. CCO has designed the 7000 m² large arena with a curved roof to signify the flight of a tennis ball through the air. The arena opens 1st of September and will house USIF tennis club.
CCO, PK3 Landscape architects and consultants Lone Sigbrand and AKT design has been prequalified for the design competition for a new 3200 m² extension to the tranquil holiday resort; Musholm Bay on the Danish Island of Funen, in the West Zealand Coastal Belt. Musholm Bay Holiday Resort is one of the most accessible resorts in Europe for disabled. The extension will include a multi-purpose hall, several apartments and training facilities, as well as kitchen and dining facilities.
The future Roskilde Technical School is emerging from the ground in a field on the outskirts of Roskilde. The 5.700 m² covering 4 floors opens its shiny new doors to students and employees in August 2013, for the autumn term. The school covers a range of technical further education subjects which are currently spread throughout the city of Roskilde, the new building assembles them all under one roof.More
In connection to our project to design the cruise ship terminals on the new habour front at the north end of Copenhagen, we have designed a public watch tower to welcome visitors from the sea, as they approach Copenhagen. The new habour will cater for the large cruise ships as they dock in Copenhagen before sailing to foreign shores. The tower will stand at 8 meters, with views to the old habour of Copenhagen.
Christensen & Co. architects are off on summer holiday and the office is closed during the weeks; 28, 29 and 30. Returning on Monday the 30th July, - refreshed and ready for what may come.
We wish everyone a fantastic summer.
CCO, Marianne Levinsen Landscape Architects and engineers Grontmij has been announced as winner of the competition to design the new sports hall for Campus Ringsted, - south of Copenhagen. The future sports hall will combine design, sustainability and outdoor areas to combine the new building with its existing surroundings. Sports activities and communal social gatherings will be supported with this new addition to Campus in Ringsted.
CCO are exhibiting at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art´s new architecture exhibition; New Nordic - Architecture & Identity. The exhibition, which runs from 29 June – 21 October, attempts to reveal whether certain special ‘Nordic’ features recur in architecture, and whether this involves a fundamental formal idiom that is regularly reinterpreted. Can one, despite the tendency of globalization to erase national and cultural differences, still understand identity as something that is associated with particular places?More
CCO has won the masterplan competition; Ejby Business area, together with Dutch Landscape architects OKRA, Active City Transformation and Smith Innovation. Ejby Business area covers 70 ha and the proposal includes sustainable visions for landscape, traffic and business strategy.
The competition included Fosters + Partners with Danish company 1:1 architects and Entasis.
Green Lighthouse is part of Velux Model Home 2020 which has just been selected for the Sustainia100 list. The 100 projects were made public at the Rio+20 summit in Rio de Janeiro. Sustainia aims to showcase a sustainable world that’s possible today. Everything in Sustainia is built 100% on solutions. Solutions that exist right now. Click here for more information on Sustainia100 or listen to CCO director Michael Christensen talk about Green Lighthouse
We are exhibiting two projects at Danish Architecture Centre´s (DAC) summer exhibition Show Me Your Model. DTU-building 324 the new sustainable educational building, with trees growing inside to help the building breathe thus ensuring a good indoor climate, and Carlsberg Station the project designed together with VLA, COBE, EFFEKT and Nord architects. The exhibition showcases the working process and how the model serves as a tool to clarify the design decisions. Around 20 Danish architecture companys will have models on display.More
Today we celebrated the topping out ceremony at our sustainable building 324, Denmark´s Technical University, Lyngby Campus. The building is 4000 m² and includes education, research and administration facilities. One of the innovative sustainability features in the building is 30 indoor trees which will help the building breathe and create a healthy indoor environment. The building will be ready by the end of 2013.More
In a team with contractors Jönsson and engineers Dines Jørgensen, CCO has won the competition to design a new clubhouse and stand for Allerød Football Club. The triangular-shaped stand and clubhouse signals an end to the familiar container style clubhouse and will be a recognisable signpost for the club. The clubhouse is designed as a modern backdrop to the activities on the field.
We have been nominated in the category; Environment and Corporate Sustainability. The Award considers business operations in a social, cultural, economic and environmental context. Valuing employee and eco-friendly issues whilst looking beyond the legislative requirements and endeavor to improve a company's green credentials through innovation and moral modernisation. The European Business Awards has honored European business since 2007, promoting business within the European community.
Our climate friendly kindergarten is featured in a new publication featuring kindergartens. The book focuses on healthy climate friendly kindergartens from all over the world, in a quest to identify the kindergartens of the future. Scanning the physical environment for children, in far flung places, raging from Australia, Asia and throughout Europe.
Green Lighthouse is featured in the new Phaidon book ´VITAMIN GREEN´. The book travels the world for innovative sustainable design and architecture. Featuring projects raging from 111 Navy Chair, - build from 111 empty plastic bottles to Diller Scofidio + Renfro´s New York ´High Line´.
Phaidon previously published ´Vitamin P´- painters and ´Vitamin Ph´- photographers in the same series.
The competition feet are stoomping - We have been prequalified for the 3rd competition in two weeks, the redevelopment and renovation of Klostermark School. The school dates back to 1963 and was originally designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen. We are part of a team consisting of; E. Pihl & Son, Henry Jensen A/S and Marianne Levinsen Landscape.
We have been prequalified for the competition to design a new Sports hall at Campus Ringsted, south west of Copenhagen. The new sports hall will cover 1750 m² and will be a modern facility with a high level of incorporated sustainable measures.
CCO are lead consultant with Marianne Levinsen Landscape and Engineers Grontmij.
We are prequalified for the competition to build a new nursery in Copenhagen. The Saxtorphsvej nursery will cover 1.600 m² and house children aged 7 month till 5 years. We are in a team consisting of Contractors NHH, Kragh & Berglund Landscape and engineers Rambøll.
CCO is designing a new cruise ship terminal and port at Nordhavn, the new quarter of Copenhagen. The cruise port area is 1,1 km long and 70 m wide and will cater for the cruise ships docking in Copenhagen. During the off season, the port area will be open to the public; skaters, bikers and pedestrians will have access to the long port and the terminal will be used for arts and culture events. When the Nordhavn project is finished in 10 years, Copenhagen will have expanded with 1%.
Together with engineers COWI, Rørbæk & Møller architects, Wessberg and Schul Landscape architects, CCO was announced as winners of the competition to design the new research and educational building for Technical University Denmark. The new building will house DTU-Aqua, DTU Veterinary and DTU-Food engineering. The laboratory heavy programme will cover 40.000 m2 at the Lyngby Campus.
CCO, Kerstin Johansson Landscape and engineers Rambøll, has won the competition to design a new nursery on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen. The new nursery will house between 80 and 150 children, and will be located on a piece of land sitting beautifully on the harbourside approach to Copenhagen.
CCO, engineers Alectia and contractors E. Pihl & Son has won the competition to design a new educational building at Technical University Denmark (DTU), Lyngby Campus. The new building covers 2000 m2 and will house a brand new line of education at DTU, a mix of engineering and building designers, with a focus on sustainability. The building will welcome new students from the summer 2013.
Building work has now begun in earnest on our project for the future Roskilde Technical School. The traditional laying of the first stone was showered in sunshine on a beautiful day in Roskilde, just outside Copenhagen. The further educationl school, will welcome the first students after the summer break of 2013.
CCO and COBE have joined forces and are prequalified for the competition to design new build and extension at Campus Bornholm, The campus is in the capital Rønne on the Danish island Bornholm, in the Baltic Sea. COBE is an international architectural office based in Copenhagen and Berlin, CCO and COBE are currently collaborating on the project Carlsberg redevelopment and new build Lot#8.
SLA Landscape and Engineers Wessberg completes the team.
The parking lot below ground is finished and soon the star shaped Navitas will emerge from the mess of the current building site on the harbor in Aarhus. The new low energy educational complex, covering 35.000m2, will welcome 2000 students in 2014.
CCO, EFFEKT, COBE, NORD and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects has been prequalified, together for the competition to design the new train station which will cater for residents, students and visitors at the Carlsberg redevelopment project in Copenhagen.
Amongst the competition to win are; Entasis, Public Architects and Henning Larsen Architects.
CCO´s Green Lighthouse is the first building in Denmark to received LEED gold certification. The building houses the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen. Green Lighthouse was a showcase for sustainable buildings at the UN climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009 (COP15). The building is based on a whole new energy concept experiment and 70% of the reduction of the energy consumption is the direct consequence of the architectural design.
Together with OKRA (NL), Active City Transformation and Smith Innovation, CCO has been prequalified for the competition for Ejby -Sustainable Urban development in Glostup, just outside Copenhagen. The competition is part the Realdania inivtiative Suburbs for the future. Our team is one of three prequalified teams, the two others are headed by Danish architects Entasis. UK firm Fosters + partners together with 1:1 architects from Denmark.
CCO´s project Roskilde Technical School is starting to take shape, ever so slightly. The foundation has been laid for the school, which will assemble various technical disciplines under one roof in Roskilde. Today the school is spread out on several locations and the new building will create a visionary, challenging and significant vision of how the school's various educational strands can co-exist. 3000 students will occupy the 5.690 m2 in the first stage.
Together with Kragh & Berglund Landscape architects and Engineers COWI, CCO has been prequalified for the exciting competition to design a New City Hall on the Danish island of Bornholm.
Bornholm is 227 sq meters, with a population of app. 42.000 and is located in the Baltic Sea, making it the most eastern outpost of Denmark. The New City hall is to be built in the capital; Rønne.
February welcomes another prequalification for CCO.
Together with NORD architects and Engineers Grontmij, CCO have been invited to the competition for two new nurseries in Copenhagen. The new nurseries cover app. 2000m2.
The competition team will be busy, as yet another prequalification tickles in: In a team counting engineers ALECTIA and contractor E. Pihl & Son, CCO has been prequalified for Denmark´s Technical University – Lyngby Campus´ new educational building.
Lyngby Campus, to the north of Copenhagen, is undergoing a huge transformation with a number of new buildings in the pipeline, including state of the art laboratories and futuristic research environments.
Together with Ravn Architecture, Møller og Grønborg Landscape and Engineers Ramboll, CCO are prequalified for the new educational building at Vejle Campus, covering 5000 m2.
The campus, on the east coast of Jutland, offers higher education for more than 2000 students, specializing in IT, finance, commercial sector and service industries.
With the successful opening of the first Sushi of Sweden, the healthy food choice for the busy is ready to take to the road. Sushi of Sweden will cater for both sit down and drive-in and is expected to be the first in a chain of restaurants offering a healthy fast food alternative. CCO are responsible for design of the building and interior.More
CCO´s Michael Christensen participates in the international exhibition in honor of the late Svein Tønsager, architect and teacher at Aarhus Architecture School. The international exhibition at Danish Architecture Centre includes; Lebbeus Woods, Michael Sorkin, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Steven Holl, Peter Cook, CJ Lim, Christine Hawley, Zaha Hadid, Peter Wilson.More
The New Year is off to a flying start.
We have been PREQUALIFIED for the turnkey competition for the New City Hall and Health Centre, in Egedal north of Copenhagen. CCO has teamed up with Enemærke & Petersen, Kjaer & Richter architects, engineers ISC and Esbensen, as well as landscape company Land+
We have been prequalified for a new chemistry building with laboratory at Denmark´s Technical University. The new building, which will be connected to existing buildings on campus, will comprise wet and dry laboratories. CCO are lead consultant in a strong team, also counting; Jørn Langvad Architects, Marianne Levinsen Landscape and engineers ALECTIA.
The building process on our future City Hall in Lund, Sweden, has started. The very traditional ceremony was kicked off by the Mayor of Lund; Mats Helmfrid who lead the golden spade.
The building will become one of the most sustainable City halls in Sweden, and will house administration and citizens Advice Bureau.More
The spectacular curved roofs on CCO´s tennis hall in Uppsala, are taking shape on the building site. The 7200m2 tennis hall sits on the outskirts of a beautiful woodland area. The curved roofs will have grass on top, in order to blend in with the tranquil surroundings.More
The British artist Liam Gillick has been commissioned to provide an artwork for our future City Hall in Lund. Gillick is an artist based in London and New York, who graduated from Goldsmiths University of London in 1987. He has exhibited extensively and is represented in the permanent collections of Tate in London and MOMA in New York. Liam Gillick has also been nominated for both the British Turner Prize and the European Vincent Award.
For more information on Lund City Hall
… for our new research and educational building at Denmark´s Technical University (DTU). Sustainable, social and technologic solutions work together in the building, which is designed as a low energy building. Using a revolutionary new hybrid ventilation system, whereby all air is transported through conventional ventilation shafts, run by a heat recovery system combining the natural flow of the air and a small support engine fitted on the roof.
Christensen & Co. architects specialize in designing learning and research environments. In our continuous quest to create innovative, exciting new education and research facilities, we invited Jens Dolin and Sebastian Horst, from Department of Science Education at The University of Copenhagen and Kristian Kreiner, professor at Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School, to a seminar at our office. The aim was to discuss concepts for the future innovative learning and research environments.More
Michael Christensen, director at Christensen & Co. architects wil take part in the Green Growth Leaders conference in Copenhagen, October 12-13th. The two day event includes workshops, site visits and panel discussions. Michael has been invited to sit on the expert panel at the workshop titled; ´Sustainable Living in Buildings´. Participants at the conference includes Connie Hedegaard, EU commissioner for Climate Action and Richard Florida, author of the best-seller´The Rise of the Creative Class´
For more information: Green Growth Leaders
Lund city council has voted to go ahead with Christensen & Co. architects future town hall for the southern Swedish city. The building includes a citizen service centre, offices and restaurant with a roof terrace overlooking the historical city. The building has a very ambitious green profile meaning that the building will only use a fraction of the energy normally consumed by a building of this type. It is due for completion in 2012.
Christensen & Co. architects has been appointed Gazelle 2011 by Danish newspaper Borsen.The paper has appointed Gazelles in Denmark since 1995, inspired by American economist David Birch. In terms of growth generation Birch divided companies into; Elephants, Mouse and Gazelles. Gazelle are companies that experiences an extended period of rapid growth.
CCO, Ramboll Engineers and 1:1 Landscape architects will join forces to design a new multifunctional sports hall for the Christianshavns area of Copenhagen. The new sports hall, nabouring a number of creative educational institutions to one side and the Opera to the other. It will bring indoor sporting possibilities to this the part of Copenhagen - also housing the famous freetown of Christiania.
The new sportshall is scheduled for completion early 2013.
From 2012 Christensen & Co. architect's building for the new northern part of Copenhagen harbor, will house staff at the Environmental Centre. The zigzag shaped building, with grass roofing, will have solar panels and photovoltaic cells, incorporated in its distinct architecture.More
The star shape of Navitas, the future School of Engineering Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering, INCUBA Science Park and public parking space, is starting to show. The habour of Aarhus is bustling with building sites, in addition to Navitas, both the future Mulimediahouse and Danish clothing company Bestseller have active building sites.More
Work has begun on three of CCO´s projects in Uppsala. Rosendal Tennis club, Rosendal residential housing – overlooking the tennis club and a new chain of sustainable designed Sushi drive-in restaurants. Sushi of Sweden opens this autumn.
CCO is behind the building design and interior on all three projects.
Back from the holiday, and straight off the press, a new prequalification for a nursery competition. The new sustainable nursery, the buttercup, will house app. 180 children aged 0-6 years old.
Our team is; CCO, Ramboll Engineering and Schul landscape architects.
Michael Christensen, director at CCO, was in fine company at the Green Lighthouse where he showed Professor Wangari Maathai and Katherine Richardson, Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen the green features of the CO2 neutral building. With her organazation Green Belt Movement, Professor Maathai has assisted women in planting more than 40 million trees on community lands, she was the first African woman to receive The Nobel Peace Prize.
The team consisting of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Christensen & Co architects, COBE, EFFEKT and Nord Architects has been announced as winners of the competition for Lot#8 - the redevelopment and new build on the Carlsberg site in the heart of Copenhagen. Danish Beer Company Carlsberg decided to move the production of beer from Copenhagen to Fredericia in 2006. More than 160 years of brewing had come to an end, paving the way for new possibilities in the area. The project covers 80.000m2 new build, residential and education and redevelopment of 7.500m2.
We have been prequalified for the project covering 30.000m2. In a team consisting of engineers COWI, Rørbæk & Møller architects, Schul Landscape architects and Wessberg.The complex project includes laboratories, offices and meeting rooms and stables for animals.
Amongst the competition are; C. F. Møller architects, Arkitema, Erik Møller, Henning Larsen architects and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.
The Department of Design & Environmental Analysis College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, NY came by the office today.
15 enthusiastic students were in Copenhagen to learn about the latest in green design and sustainability in the built environment.
The Danish Road and Bridge Museum is located in Holbaek, near Copenhagen and will disseminate the story of road and bridges in Denmark. The Museum sits beautifully on a field in the outskirts of Holbaek. With its rusty-red colored steel facade leading visitors towards the entrance.More
We support Architects Without Borders, the Danish branch of the worldwide organization Architecture Sans Frontiers. The humanitarian organization has projects in developing countries such as; Africa and India. But also in Denmark highlighting the plight of the refugees in Danish asylum centres.
For more information go to the website Architecture Without Borders
Green Lighthouse is exhibited at Danish Architecture Centre´s summer exhibition; “What makes a livable city__” . The exhibition highlights new architecture and urban development in Copenhagen. It is an expanded version of the official Danish contribution to the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2010.
The exhibition opens 10 June and can be seen until 23 October 2011 at Danish Architecture Centre in Strandgade 27b. 1401 Copenhagen.
CCO has won the competition for the expansion of The Roskilde Sports Halls. The competition project, which was made in collaboration with Jönsson and Wessberg Ing., includes 5000 m2 of new sports hall, café, restaurant, changing rooms and meeting rooms. 6 teams were invited to the competition.
Our first Communication on Progress (COP) has now been uploaded on the UN Global Compact website. A year after joining the worlds largest CSR community. View CCO´s COP
Friends, collaborators and partners were inveted to a reception to celebrate our 5th anniversary and the expansion of our office space. There were cold refreshments and full go on the bbq on a super, sunny afternoon in Copenhagen. Thank you to everyone who came by.
Christensen & Co. architects together with Vilhelm Lauritzen, COBE, EFFEKT and Nord architects, has been prequalified for the exciting concept competition tendered by Carlsberg Group to develop the Carlsberg Area, in the western part of Copenhagen. The project spans the total of 80,000 m2, including a 100 m high residential tower, education facilities of 54.000 m2 and a renovation of the existing listed building "The hanging gardens" of 7,500 m2.
Today the Sunhouse, CCO´s climate friendly nursery, opened. The nursery is build after the active house principles making it an energy+ building. The official opening, on a sunny afternoon, featured entertainment by the children of the nursery with their own climate song. Danish Health Minister, Benedikte Kier did the honors.More
Michael Christensen, director at CCO is one of the keynote speakers at the international Velux "Daylight symposium". The symposium is arranged and facilitated by Lone Feifer, strategic project director at Velux. The workshop is focusing on daylight conditions in Active House buildings. Taking place at the SANAA designed Rolex centre in Lausanne, Schwitzerland.
CCO welcomes architect Christian Hanak, who has been appointed new head of office. Christian will be part of CCO's overall management. Already including Michael Christensen - founder and director. Thomas Nørgaard, Vibeke L. Lindblad and Håkan Sandhagen head of projects. Christian Hanak is a trained architect and comes from a position as head of Urban Engineering at Grontmij I Carl Bro and, previously, as head of programme at Danish Architecture Centre.
We have received an A-rating from the client, for our services, on Sunhouse – Climate Friendly Nursery. The Danish building evaluation system has five stages. A-rating means that CCO has performed above average.
Michael Christensen speaks at the seminar "How green is my city: international case studies" highlighting green building projects and initiatives in European cities. The two other speakers in this afternoon's seminar is: Nicholas Falk from Urbed and Joakim Kaminsky from Kjell Branch Kaminsky architects in Goteborg.
CCO and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects project Niels Bohr Science Park for Copenhagen University, has been 'Commended' in the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2011. MIPIM is the world’s premier real estate event for professionals.
We are prequalified for the exciting competition to transform the street Thomas B. Thriges in Odense, H.C. Andersen´s hometown, from street to neighborhood. The team consists of CCO, SLETH Modernism, Schul & Okra Landscape and Alectia. The competition is hosted by a partnership consisting of Realdania and Odense Municipality.
The architect team behind Niels Bohr Science Park (NBSP), consisting of architects from Vilhelm Lauritzen and CCO, has come together in Bragesgade. The entire team is assembled in CCO's freshly painted rooms on the second floor, recently acquired to expand the office. CCO now occupy both second and third floor and we offer a warm welcome to team NBSP.
Green Lighthouse has received the Copenhagen Municipality´s prize for 'Good and beautiful buildings" 2009.
Copenhagen Culture Mayor Pia Allerslev, complimented Green Lighthouse saying; “[...] it represents a new vision for future construction"
CCO teamed up with Danish Architecture Centre, Denmarks Technical University and the School of Architecture to organize a two day international master class and workshop on the future of facades. 'Pushing The Envelope' was supported by Realdania and attracted experts from both home and abroad.
A report was subsequently produced, it can be downloaded here.
The Navitas project is in full swing on the waterfront in Aarhus and the team has moved into the project office with stunning views, both to the port of Aarhus and the Navitas site. CCO´s employees share the office with the rest of the project team from E. Pihl & Son, Architects Kjaer & Richter, Marianne Levinsen Landscape and advisory firm ALECTIA.
Green Lighthouse is part of the exhibition; Building Sustainable Communities opening today at the Benaki Museum in Athens. The exhibition is arranged by Danish Architecture Centre.
For more information on Building Sustailable Communities
The topping-out at Denmarks Road & Bridge museum was blessed by bright sunshine, creating a beautiful backdrop for the start of the history of Danish roads and bridges. The museum is located in lovely green surroundings on a field near Holbaek - along the so called Historic Road.
We have won the competition to build an extention and refit for international medical equipment company AMBUs headquarter in Ballerup, just outside Copenhagen. The project is made in collaboration with contractors Jönsson and engineers Rambøll.
Green Lighthouse has been nominated for a World Architecture Festival award. The international architecture festival takes place from 3-5 November 2010 in Barcelona.
For more information: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com
Christensen & Co. architects, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Rambøll, GHB Landscape and Colin Gordon Associates has won the competition for Niels Bohr Science Park in Copenhagen. The new laboratory and educational building for the faculty of science at The University of Copenhagen will cover 45.000 m2.
5 teams were invited to participate in the competition. Amongst them; Henning Larsen Architects, schmidt hammer lassen, KHR architects and GMP International Architects.
Our winning project for the new education facility in Aarhus, Navitas, is exhibited along the 4 other prequalified project.
The exhibition can be seen between 22 June - 2 July
Aarhus School of Engineering.
Dalgas Avenue 2. 8000 Aarhus.
CCO, engineers ALECTIA and Kragh & Berglund Landscape has won the competition to design Roskilde Technical School. A visionary and challenging concept to assemble the various strands of the school under one roof next to the Muscicon area in Roskilde. The new school will occupy 17.000 m2.
The competition was: Kant Arkitekter, Dorte Mandrup, C.F. Møller, Arkitema K/S, Site A/S og Cubo Arkitekter A/S.
The UN Global Compact and its 10 principles is the world biggest CSR initiative for business' . The 10 principles derive from the universally recognized standards for responsible business, covering human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption.
Green Lighthouse is part of Danish Architecture Centre's well traveled exhibition Building Sustainable Communities. Focusing on Danish Architects and Engineer's social and ethical responsibility in the build environment.
The exhibition at the 2010 Moscow Biennial is open from 26 May - 8 June.
CCO is on the winning team to design Navitas, the new iconic education facility on Aarhus Habour. The building will be Denmark´s largest low energy building, covering 35.000 m2. It will house Aarhus School of Engineering, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and INCUBA Science Park and provide education, development and training with focus on energy.
The winning team is; E. Pihl & Son, Kjaer & Richter, Christensen & Co. architects, Marianne Levinsen Landscapearchitects and ALECTIA.
The Chinese Trade Minister Chen Deming spend the afternoon at Green Lighthouse, while on a two day visit to Denmark. The Chinese delegation was giving a guided trip of the building.
Green Lighthouse is characterized by the unique energy concept, with the combination of solar thermal seasonal storage and district heating.
Russian president Medvedev was given a tour of Green Lighthouse while on a state visit to Denmark. Medvedev showed particular interest in the many green features of Green Lighthouse. Russia are in the process of upgrading its buildings to a more sustainable standard.
CCO is to design a new research and education buidling for Denmark´s Technical University, Lyngby Campus. The sustainable new building will feature an innvoative new ventilation system. Research and education will come together in a playfull green environment connecting the various modules of the Technical University. The new building will cover 4.500 m2 and will be finished in 2012.
The competing teams was Danish architects; 3XN, BIG, Lundgaard & Tranberg and COBE/Transform.
Christensen & Co. architects has won the international competition to design the new city hall in Lund, southern Sweden. 78 international architects applied, 5 were chosen for the competition stage. The City Hall, which is expected to be build in three phases, will be app. 23.000 m2. The first phase will be finished in 2012.
The competing architects were: 3XN (DK), Tony Fretton Architects (UK), Lund & Valentin architecture (SE) and FOJAB Architects (SE).
CCO has just been annonced as winners of the competition to design a new office and retail complex in Valby, Copenhagen. The project covers 12.000 m2 with retail on the ground floor and offices above.More
New York City´s mayor; Michael Bloomberg was given a tour of Green Lighthouse by Michael Christensen. The two Michaels talked sustainability. Mayor Bloomberg is implementing a number of green initiatives in New York and highlighted Green Lighthouse as a groundbreaking model, for solving the climate issue within the built environment.
Michael Christensen, director at CCO, was invited by the World Wildlife Fund to participate in a live talkshow. Inside COP 15 is recorded at the climate conference in Bella Centre, Copenhagen.
We are showcasing both Green Lighthouse and The Climate Friendly nursery Sunhouse, at the UN Climate Change Conference at Bella Centre in Copenhagen. As examples of cutting edge sustainable buildings.
CCO are behind the launch of a groundbreaking new project transforming the area around the lakes in central Copenhagen. From a car fulled, heavy polluted area to a recreational green, sustainable urban area with focus on parks, football fields and people.
Denmark´s first public CO2 neutral building, Green Lighthouse has been awarded the Innovation Prize by Danish Industry. The concept of the house enables sustinable energy without comprimising indoor climate or beautiful architecture.
Christensen & Co. architects has just been announced as winners of the cutting edge green project; Sunhouse - An active house nursery in Hoersholm. The project is made in collaboration with Hellerup Byg and Ramboll. The many sustainable initiatives means that the nursery will produce more energy than it uses.
For more information on what makes a house active go to
the active house homepage
Denmark´s first public CO2 neutral building has opened.
Green Lighthouse is now ready to recieve the students, only 16 months after CCO won the competition. Minister of Science Helge Sander, Lord Major of Copenhagen Ritt Bjerregård and Dean at University of Copenhagen Ralf Hemmingsen did the honors. Green Lighthouse lead the way to the future of energy efficient buildings, by combining sustainable technology with beautiful architecture and a good indoor climate for the users.
Green Lighthouse is exhibited in the Nordic Embassy complex in Berlin, which houses the embassies from Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The exhibition called ´instans of architecture´ has visited Paris, Prag and Moskva and is focusing on sustainable Danish architecture.
The exhibition is open from the 10. to the 27. of September.
CCO has won the competition to build the new Road and Bridge Museum, in collaboration with engeneers Rambøll and contractors Hellerup Byg. The new museum will cover 500 m2 and is placed in Holbæk just outside Copenhagen and is due to open in 2011. The museum will perform registration, research and dissemination of the road and bridge construction history in Denmark.
Green Lighthouse, our CO2 neutral project for University of Copenhagen, is part of the travelling show exhibiting sustainable buildings. The exhibition has just been to Abu Dhabi and will now travel to Brands exhibitionhall in Odense followed by a visit to New York.
According to tradition, the topping out ceremony at the Green Lighthouse included both the green wrath and over 300 organic sausages and beer. The round shape of the building, mirroring the sun, is starting to appear.
Almere Costal Zone, a new town north of Amsterdam in Holland, is an ambitious sustainable masterplan which will transform the barren sand dunes to a lively new urban area. Bio diversity, urban variation and sustainability are the central elements. The Complete area is 1 km²
We have been prequalified for the competition to design a new business centre by Flintholm station, Frederiksberg. The project includes 25.000 m2 of office space and shops. Construction and property developer NCC and Frederiksberg Municipality are in charge of the project.
The exhibition is organized by the Danish House and the Danish Embassy in Paris. It serves as both a cultural initiative and promotion of Danish architects, who specialize in responsible and sustainable architecture. The exhibition is staged through a large installation consisting of no less than 2000 Parisian fruit boxes, and showcases 9 Danish architectural offices.
CCO is to design a new Cruiseship terminal for the upcoming area in the Northern part of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Danish City and Habour authority (By & Havn). Covering 1.1 km the terminal will transform the area, with the large cruiseships during season and an active urban space off- season.
Christensen & Co. architects has just been announced as winners of the competition for Green Lighthouse, a new CO2 neutral building for The University of Copenhagen.
Full house at CCO's housewarming to celebrate our two year birthday and relocation to new premises. Thanks to all our clients, partners and friends for a good day and thanks for all the nice gifts.More
CCO has collaborated with Technical Administration, on The University of Copenhagen, in researching study environments for universities in the future. Through workshops and study trips, CCO worked with 40 current students at the university to hear their opinions on the best way forward for designing and building study environments.
Two years after opening the office CCO are moving to larger rooms in Bragesgade, at the Northern part of Copenhagen.
The bright, beautiful rooms will provide ample space for the creative flow.
CCO together with Hellerup Byg and Cowi, are among the 5 prequalified teams for Copenhagen University's tender to design a new climate-friendly building, to be built on North Campus in Copenhagen. The building will house student administration, student support services, meeting facilities and a faculty club.
CCO, in collaboration with Swedish BSK architects, has won the competition to develop a major new expansion of Stockholm University. The new campus is one of Sweden's most important campus´s for research and education and will include halls of residence, research and a new subway station.
Christensen & Co Architects, along with Landic Property, has won an international tender for the design and construction of a biomedical research center in Stockholm. The project is 70,000 m2 and includes a total investment of more than 1 billion sek.
CCO is presented on the new SLOW HOME network, with two video interviews featuring CCO's director Michael Christensen.
View the interviews on the Slow Home website
Director at CCO, Michael Christensen was among the speakers at the Ministry of Science´s major conference on the future strategy of the physical environment at universities campus´s.
Copenhagen Municipality has just approved CCO's project for a new tower; "Twister". Combining a new culture café at Amager Beach with residential apartments. The site has a unique location directly on the beach park with views to both Oersund and Copenhagen.
CCO has won another prestigious international competition. A new university center in Stockholm covering approximately 60,000 m2. The new campus is designed as an ensemble of circular buildings giving the university a strong and distinctive visual profile, whilst also creating inspiring and dynamic learning environments with focus on interdisciplinary creativity.
CCO has been announched as the winner of the competition for an ambitious new building for The Royal Technical University in Stockholm. The visionary building will become an icon for synergy and collaboration at the university campus.
In May 2006 architect Michael Christensen started a new office: Christensen & Co. architects (CCO).
With the new office Michael realized his deam of establishing his own company, after a number of years as partner and creative director at Henning Larsen Architects.
The office address is: Østerssøgade 32. Copenhagen Ø