Bicycle parking under the hills. Karen Blixens Plads by COBE

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Project Team
Andreas Jørgensen, Anne Kyst Hansen, Ben James, Birk Folke Daugaard, Caroline Nagel, Christian Sander, Dan Stubbergaard, Frederik Lyng, Iben Marie Borbye Pedersen, Joachim Makholm Michelsen, Karoline Liedtke, Louise Flach de Neergaard, Ludvig Holtenäs, Maria Aufegger, Matilda Andersson, Peter Laust Røhr Hønnicke, Rasmus Hjortshøj, Rasmus Jessing, Rune Boserup Jacobsen, Stine Bærentzen, Søren Schaumburg Jensen.
Full Service Consultant.- EKJ Consulting Engineers. Engineers.- CN3, Vind-Vind.
Danish Building and Property Agency and A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til Almene Formål.
M. J. Eriksson (construction contract), NCC Denmark (concrete contract).
Size.- 21,415 m² with 2,000 parking lots for bicycles.
First prize in competition 2014, completed 2019.
Urban plaza at the University of Copenhagen.
Rasmus Hjorthøj - COAST, Thomas Bille, Anne Østerby.


COBE is a limited liability company owned by Founder and Creative Director Dan Stubbergaard. COBE is a progressive and contemporary community of architects that focuses on architecture and design – from buildings to public space, to large scale urban planning. In 2005 Dan Stubbergaard and Vanessa Miriam Carlow founded COBE. The name COBE is derived from the two cities the founders are coming from - COpenhagen and BErlin. Since its establishment, COBE has gained international recognition through the realization of beautiful and innovative projects.

Today, COBE is two separate companies - one seated in Copenhagen (COBE ApS headed by Dan Stubbergaard), and one in Berlin (COBE Berlin GmbH headed by Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow). The two offices have shared a number of projects in the past, and apart from developing projects individually, they continue to share and collaborate on selected projects - also in the future.

COBE is situated in a refurbished warehouse centrally located on the Copenhagen harbor front, and currently employs approximately 50 dedicated architects, urban planners and administrative staff of different nationalities.

COBE is run by a management team consisting of Dan Stubbergaard and a core team of Project and Administration Managers. Together, they are responsible for the company’s overall development and strategic long-term goals.

All projects are developed in project teams, made up of a mix of senior and junior architects, which are led by a Project Manager. Cross-disciplinary teamwork is central in our working method and each project team cooperates with a wide range of external experts in order to obtain the best opportunities and potential towards finding innovative solutions in each particular project.

Selected awards.-

[2012] Nykredit’s Architecture Prize. Nykredit Foundation.
           MIPIM Award - Best Refurbished Building. The Library Marché International des Professionnels de l'Immobilier.
[2011] Copenhagen Award for Architecture - Best Public Building. The Library. City of Copenhagen.
[2006] The Golden Lion. Best National Pavilion. International Venice Biennale of Architecture.




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