Photo: Malthe Ivarsson
How do you show the potential of the city's blue areas and create life along the canal in Ørestad North? This is the challenge in the new competition "Mind The Gap".
The winners of the “Culture Park” competition have now been found.
The 1st prize goes to AnnLouis for her proposal “Its all about Earth”. One of the reasons the Jury chose this proposal is that it is a down-to-earth project, which takes into account the past, the present and the future. This simple concept splits the park into the Heath and the Coppice, while a path in the marginal zone provides a highly innovative account of the area's history and development. The proposal provides space for both activity and contemplation, and the jury are sure that the proposal will be well received by the town’s residents.
The 2nd prize goes to Ieva Butkute and the proposal “CIP”. This involves the placing of beautiful, sculptural steel structures in different parts of the landscape to create exciting activities and meeting points.
Colectivo AC's proposal “BallON” gets 3rd prize for its novel way of guaranteeing the Public Park a place on the map. The big yellow balloon draws attention to the park and gives it an identity, making it a landmark for the whole of Hedehusene.
We would like to congratulate all three winners, and we look forward to seeing the realisation of the winning project in spring 2014.
On 29 October at 7.00 pm Høje Taastrup Municipality will host a public meeting on the subject of Hedehusene Public Park. At this meeting the winners of the Culture Park competition will be presented with their prizes.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event.
Congratulations to Maja Østermann! She already came up with 3 great ideas in the Build What Here competition and has won this week's prize: the cool limited edition Innosite tote bag!
We have now found last week’s winner of the week. Congratulations to Mads with the idea “Mesh”. The idea of using mesh reinforcement as a partition is very interesting, flexible and sustainable. We are sending you a book gift for this nice idea.
There are five days to go before the Use Space competition closes, and you still have time to put the finishing touches to your ideas. To help equip competition entrants to design the best possible solutions, last Monday we organised an “idea lounge” for everyone, who has uploaded an idea for Use Space.
The designer Rosan Bosch and competition owner from Givrum.nu, Jesper Koefoed-Melson, provided everyone at the meeting with feedback on their ideas. There were many excellent points, and we would like to share 3 main points with all of you, who were not able to attend the meeting:
1) Apply particular identities to the different areas of the space, e.g. by using colours or by building on various levels.
2) Think in terms of zones and of how to create conditions for an excellent work culture: e.g. here you can talk on the telephone / here it is forbidden to talk on the telephone / here is a creative area, where you make as much noise as you like etc.
3) Be aware that the solution should be cheap to produce. Materials for a prototype should cost a maximum of DKK 20,000.
In addition we have received a number of questions about the definition of “flexibility” in terms of the design. There are two ways of looking at it:
- Flexibility in the sense that a single design can incorporate several functions (desks/storage/walls etc.)
- Flexibility in the sense that the solution should be easy to move around and re-used in other contexts.
It could be interesting, if both types of flexibility could be implemented. But this is not compulsory.
We hope you will make constructive use of the output from the idea lounge. We wish you all good luck with the competition - have fun!
Congratulations to Ieva Butkute, this week’s Use Space winner. Ieva has both uploaded interesting ideas as a part of the group KUBO, and has furthermore written great comments on several of the other ideas in the competition. Keep up the good work – and congratulations again.
The first phase of the USE SPACE competition is now over, and we have received 64 exciting and innovative ideas. From today on, no new ideas can be uploaded on the site, but there still is time to improve and detail the existing ideas.
All innositers are encouraged to give constructive feedback, comments and good advice to the uploaded ideas on the site. Keep the tone positive, and let us together develop the best design for a flexible, temporary co-working space.
The final deadline for the competition is on 29 April, and the winners will be announced on 22 May 2013. We wish you all good luck with the final phase of the competition.
The winners of the Cool Construction competition were announced at an event on Thursday 11 April at Café Metropolitain in Frederiksberg.
The winner of the Instant Best prize was "Den generøse væg ", where the construction site fence protrudes into the urban space and forms tables and benches. The proposal is simultaneously creative, functional and attainable within budget.
The Future Best prize went to "Kaleidoscope". Here the fence is decorated with panels that reflect the environment in varying angles, thereby creating a fascinating experience of light and reflections.
In addition, the jury decided to give two proposals honourable mention. "Midt imellem" proposed placing a mirror over the fence in order to allow a view into the construction site. A simple innovation, but very effective. "Colour of wind" equips the fence with vertical panels that can rotate in the wind, which encourages interaction and movement.
About 25 participants attended the award ceremony, where they heard curator Charlotte Bagger Brandt talk about architecture and urban spaces, and saw Frederikberg's mayor, Jørgen Glenthøj, award diplomas to the winners.
Congratulations to Jan Stahl who made the winning idea of this week. We like the Lego feature in the 'OSB Box' idea. We are sending you a book gift for inspiration!
The first winner of the week in the USE SPACE competition is found. Enrique Fernandez’ idea of inflatable workspaces seems very interesting, innovative and out-of-the-box, and therefore he will receive the book “Alternative Nows”. Congratulations, and we hope you will enjoy the book.
The first ideas have been uploaded in the USE SPACE competition on how to design cheap, effective solutions to transform an old warehouse on Aalborg's East Harbour into a flexible and temporary working cooperative.
All users are encouraged to upload any first thoughts today, in order to receive feedback from the jury and other users of the site and optimize the design. The first deadline is 17 April.
The competition is aimed at designing an interior design component, which can transform a 800 m2 attic space with wooden floors and wooden ceiling into offices, conference rooms, studios and other types of work stations, at the same time creating a creative and interactive, co-working space. On one hand, the design should be able to divide up the space and preferably insulate, contain electricity etc. On the other hand, it must be cheap to produce, flexible and easy to move.