We have been on an important, cultural and historical walk around Copenhagen’s harbor with Politiken, DAC and a couple of our talented colleges.
Historically, the harbor has had great industrial significance for the danish capital but has since undergone a remarkablecultural and architectural development. The harbor front is now a natural and important part of Copenhagener’s consciousness, identity and lives.
Our stop was at Skuespilhuset from where we could look at Papirøen. What is now a construction site will within years transform into the new Water Culture House, where the significance of water in history, culture and life of the inhabitants of Copenhagen will be celebrated.
You have to understand the city’s history when you build, and you have to be aware that there are stories and traces everywhere. Copenhagen hold a thousand years of history and our most important task as architects are – alike writers – to grasp the narratives and use them in our architecture.
Read more about the Water Culture House and other of the harbor’s new projects here.
Our first larger housing project HYRDEHØJ HOUSING has just been completed in collaboration with our partners from Broen Development, Art-tek Ingeniør Rådgivning and Anne Stausholm Landskabsarkitekter.
The 35 townhouses combine the best of the rowhouses with the best of the individual villas.
The housing cluster is organized as a continuation of the existing village main street. The community spirit and close neighborliness are supported by backyards facing an open wildflower meadow in the center of the project.
We are pleased to see our brick house for the Parish Centre in Vindinge published in the Petersen Magazine. The project express an architecture based on the existing village structures of narrow streets and alleys creating a cultural identity based on the materials and traditions of hundreds of years of church architecture. As a modern building the parish centre is keeping a close dialogue with architect J. D. Herholdt’s church from 1875.
The Petersen Magazine is published twice a year all over the world showing acclaimed brickwork and responsible architecture.”
We are proud to announce, that ELF Development has chosen us as architects for the transformation of the listed and iconic IRMA coffee roasting facility in Rødovre, DK.
The coffee tower was designed by architect Bent Mackeprang and built in 1968, where until 1986 it was the center for roasting, grinding and packaging Irma’s coffee products. All with one purpose: to create greatness and quality.
Together with Realdania og Kræftens Bekæmpelse, we are nominated for the honourable prize ”Health Building of the Year”. A prize which celebrates inspirational health buildings in Denmark.
A nomination we are really proud of!
The nominated project is Livsrum (Room for Life), which is affiliated with Herlev Hospital’s cancer center. Every third in Denmark gets cancer and experiences often great mental fatigue which makes it difficult to live a normal life. Livsrum is based on the filosophy of the healing forces in the nature – and with healing nature as inspiration design and beautiful settings affects health and well being.
Livsrum Herlev is the last and largest of seven new centers for cancer care that Realdania opens together with the Danish Cancer Society. Cornelius Vöge has designed the house which is bright and welcoming – with a green common space as the heart of the building and several green protected outdoor spaces and facilities. The intention is for cancer patients and relatives to be able to step directly from the hospital and the surrounding heavy traffic into a space that creates homeliness and tranquility.
We love our home town of Roskilde and the neighbouring settings. For the third competition out of three in Roskilde community we got through to the final and got the 2nd price – this time for Viby Library and Culture House with a new interpretation of the small town community house.
Thanks to Roskilde Kommune, CC Bruun, Masu Planning and Stokvad for a wonderfull collaboration.
During summer and the autumn, we will be working on 2 new exciting competition projects:
The cultural community house for Roskilde Festival, The Dance Theater Aaben Dans and the Music organisation Råstof Roskilde. We will be working together with contractor Elindco, Mangor & Nagel Arkitekter and MOE. The qualified architectural teams involve Henning Larsen, CUBO, CCO and Effekt.
Together with Øllgaard rådg. ing. and landscape architects Masu Planning we are also working on a new parish centre for Ullerød Church designed by Ulrik Plesner. The competitors are MORRIS+Company, Kjær & Richter, Friis & Moltke and Fogh & Følner.
Back in 2015, Cornelius Vöge received Nykredit Fund’s Motivation Prize, which is awarded to younger design studios, which show excellent abilities and contributes with interesting new angles to the architecture. In the book “Positioner i ny dansk arkitektur”, the prize winners from the last 13 years are presented which draws a unique and updated portrait of the very latest architecture, that characterizes the Danish architecture right now. We are happy to be represented and to have the opportunity to show some of the projects we are working with right now.
On Tuesday April 2nd, H.C. Andersen’s birthday, the first foundation stone of the new H.C. Andersen’s Museum in Odense was laid. In the writer’s spirit, the foundation stone, in the form of a chest, included paper cuttings, project drawings and Klods Hans’ fairytale. The museum, which is partly underground, is integrated into a park which is publicly accessible, thus integrating the museum into daily life in Odense. The project is designed in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates, CORNELIUS VÖGE, MASU Planning and Søren Jensen Consulting Engineers.
We are pleased to announce that we have prequalified for a competition to design a new cultural center and library in Viby, Denmark. Working in collaboration with C.C. Bruun Entreprise, Stokvad Rådgivende Ingeniører and MASU Planning, we are excited to propose a new cultural meeting point, which through its architecture becomes an inspiring asset for the local community.
CORNELIUS VÖGE has experienced accelerated growth and success within the past few years. The office team has expanded, along with many new projects, including several winning competition proposals and various architectural awards. As a natural progression of the development of the office, as of the 1st of January 2019, Søren Harder Nielsen has become partner at CORNELIUS VÖGE. The partnership now consists of Søren and the founders Dan Cornelius and Nanna Vöge. Over the years Søren has played a leading role at Cornelius Vöge both contributing with inspiration and knowledge to the majority of the office’s competitions and projects.
We are both honoured and excited to be among the last two finalists for the local business award in Roskilde. The prize is annually awarded to a company located in Roskilde, which has especially created growth and development, is skilled and respectable in its profession, focuses on CSR (corporate social responsibility) and contributes to a positive branding of Roskilde. We look forward to the Roskilde Municipality new year’s reception where the winner will be appointed.
We are happy to announce that CORNELIUS VÖGE together with Broen Development has won the housing project in Roskilde, Denmark. The new 35 townhouses is a continuation of the existing Hyrdehøj Bygade. The community feeling, and close neighborliness is supported by backyards facing an open wild flower meadow in the center of the project. The meadow serves as a natural playground but double functions as a rainwater reservoir adapted for heavy rain falls. The project is set to start sale in November 2018 with groundbreaking in March 2019.
This weekend, we celebrated the official inauguration of Jyllingehallerne with Partner Nanna Vöge, Mayor of Roskilde Municipality Joy Mogensen and Chairman of Jyllingehallerne Lars Lindskov among others.
The finished sports complex tributes the history of the strong local community that raised money for the original sports facilities by establishing the eel festivals in the Seventies. References to eel fykes and wooden fish boxes are made in the architecture through materials such as stretch metal and wood details.
Through the last six months we have been working with Gubsø Classic Car Garage to create a workshop and visitors center in Silkeborg, DK. The five wings are inspired by the atmosphere and rational thinking from historic industrial buildings like the Bugatti factory in Alsace. Several working classic car workshops will be the heart of the complex which also includes a restaurant, club premises, conference facilities and a showroom. The 3500 m2 project is developed together with architect and Bugatti owner Peter Zinck and is set to start construction in 2019.
Nanna Vöge and Dan Cornelius has received the new architectural award from the Halldor Gunnløgssons foundation. In the letter of motivation, the foundation states: “Through the continuous development of a clear set of values and an indisputable clarity in their architectural work and buildings, they have succeeded in jointly sharpening their building artistic contribution so well that the studio today appears to be one of our best interpreters of the Danish and Nordic architectural heritage.”
Together with Kengo Kuma and Søren Jensen engineers we have won the invited prestigious competition for the new Water Culture House and Harbour Bath at Papirøen, Copenhagen. The Water Culture House will be placed at one of Copenhagen’s most central locations, Papirøen, where it will enrich both the nearby urban areas and the city as a whole.
“The building appears as a subtle marker of the site status, as the place where the city’s urban structure meets the water”
Extract from the official report
At CORNELIUS VÖGE we test and develop projects through studies and understanding of materials and scale. The cancer counselling centre Livsrum Herlev is the Danish version of the acclaimed Maggie’s Centre and a classic example on this hands-on approach. From the early stages Livsrum Herlev has been developed through several 1:1 mock ups of eg. façade materials and flooring, to make sure we find the right material composition and scale, colour scheme and feeling for this kind of project.
‘The concept for all the Maggie’s Centres in Denmark, called Livsrum, is to create a homely feeling to what is in fact a healthcare institution.’ highlights partner Dan Cornelius in the article ‘To Recognize a Home’, featured in the online magazine DANISH. ‘Our site had a gigantic hospital in the backyard and a highway by the main entrance, so we had to rethink the concept of homeliness.’
Read the article here
We are happy to announce that architects Jonas Roar Hansen and Søren Harder Nielsen will be appointed associated partners from October 2017.
CORNELIUS VÖGE has expanded significantly over the last couple of years, with some big competition wins and various projects under construction. With these positive developments, it is a natural progression of the overall office structure to appoint Jonas and Søren as associated partners. Both have been part of the CORNELIUS VÖGE team for 5 years, and have brought valuable skills and knowledge to the office.
“The project is a very moving example of creating a space where locals can meet. Despite a significant transformation, it is admirable how the project still preserves the old school as a building of historical significance for many of the people living in the local area.” Lars Axelsen, CEO, Landowners Investment Fund. RENOVER prisen is awarded to the best renovation project of the year in Denmark; projects which push the boundaries of renovation, inspire and contribute positively to an environment’s social and architectural experiences. The project is made in collaboration with ERIK BRANDT DAM Arkitekter and Malene Bach.
Great news! Together with Kengo Kuma & Associates, Søren Jensen Engineers and consulting architect Niels Sigsgaard, we are happy to announce that we have progressed into phase two of the competition to design the upcoming Water Culture House and public harbour bath at Papirøen, Copenhagen. Papirøen is in the heart of the harbour in Copenhagen, opposite the Royal Danish Playhouse. The Water Culture House will include facilities for swimming, wellness and outdoor water activities. It is part of an overall scheme to develop the area, which has recently has become a popular temporary urban space.
CORNELIUS VÖGE wins Livsrum Herlev competition, together with Svaneeng and Aksel V. Jensen. Livsrum is a new drop-in counseling center for cancer patients at Herlev Hospital, centered around the concept of healing architecture. The center is strongly inspired by the acclaimed Maggie’s centers in the UK. The initiative is directed by The Cancer Society and Realdania. ”The proposal for the cancer counseling center in Herlev is characterized by being an exemplary illustration of healing architecture, created for the human scale.” – Lars Juel Thiis, competition jury report.
We are happy to see the last details fall into place at Vindinge Sognehus. The building is a natural connection between the historic church and the traditional village and features beautiful brick and wood details both on the exterior and interior. Nanna Vöge will present the finished project on the 16th of May in Vindinge.
The office has moved to a new location close to the historic city centre and cathedral of Roskilde. We are now placed in an old Iron Foundry in the historic industrial buildings of Maglekilde in Hedegade 1, Roskilde.
CORNELIUS VÖGE have been prequalified for the LIVSRUM competition in Herlev, Copenhagen. The initiative is directed by The Cancer Society and Realdania, who are building new cancer counselling centers close to hospitals. The centers are based upon the concept of healing architecture, and are strongly inspired by the acclaimed Maggie’s centers in the UK, named after founder Maggie Jencks. The building is to provide security and homeliness, whilst maintaining an openness and presence to the users. We are qualified together with contractor Svaneeng and Aksel V. Jensen Engineering.
We are so proud to announce that The North Atlantic House has been shortlisted for Tyndpladegruppens Arkitekturpris 2016. The prize awards high quality architectural use of metal in built projects in Denmark in the years 2013-2016. Previously The North Atlantic House have received Odense Municipality Architectural Award and Odinprisen for beautiful buildings in Odense .
CORNELIUS VÖGE is nominated alongside NORD Architects, Cobe, Effekt and Erik Van Egeraat.
Together with ERIK BRANDT DAM Arkitekter, landscape architect Charlotte Skibssted, MOE and Prof. Martin Zerlang, we have won the competition in Hald near Viborg where five generations of castles and manor houses at Hald Lake in Viborg – De fem Hald’er – will tell the history of Denmark from the Middle Ages to today. The project has a budget of 37 mio. kr. and is planned to open in 2019.
Among 23 teams CORNELIUS VÖGE have been shortlisted for the competition for a new parish centre in Hillerød close to the historic city centre. Together with landscape architects MASU Planning and engineer Eduard Troelsgård, we are among the 3 teams shortlisted. The other teams in the competition include Cubo and Entasis. The project has a budget of 17 mio. kr. and is planned to open in 2020.
Our project for a ‘dementia village’ of care homes and a rehabilitation center in Hyrdehøj. In the final second phase, we were in a close race with the final winner Cubo Architects. We designed a small village, with 110 housing which focused strongly on the residents well-being and emphasized homeliness – providing new homes with recognizable elements such as enclosed gardens, familiar roof expressions, terraces and kitchen gardens. Our project was produced in a team with Nova 5, Midtconsult Engineers and Vega Landscape.
The winners of the Archizinc Awards were announced last week in Paris. 10 architects from all over the world were appointed jury members selected for their innovative use of zinc in architecture. Dan Cornelius was appointed as the only Scandinavian architect because of the use of zinc in The North Atlantic House. The Awards distinguishes international architects and their best projects submitted, based on architectural quality and originality of project, innovation in the use of zinc material, elegance, functionality and respect for the environment.
The design for the new House of Sports and Culture in Jyllinge has now been revealed. CORNELIUS VÖGE was contacted by the client back in 2014 after the existing sports complex burnt down in a tragic fire. Now the new design has been revealed with a full funding from AP Møller Fonden, Roskilde Municipality and insurance. The new building is a complete makeover of the old complex integrating new buildings and the remaining pieces in a new architectural expression inspired by the fishermen´s nets and stakes from the village life near Roskilde Fjord.
Together with Kengo Kuma, Masu Planning and engineers Eduard Troelsgård we have won the invited prestigeous competition for a new Hans Christian Andersen museum – House of Fairytales.” The proposal has a unique quality that captures the spirit of both Hans Christian Andersen and Odense, has striking international calibre and is locally embedded at the same time. It is a project that I can only imagine taking place here in Odense.” says mayor Anker Boye.
In a team with ERIK BRANDT DAM arkitekter, landscape architect Charlotte Skibssted and Prof. Martin Zerlang, we have been shortlisted for the ambitious competition in Hald near Viborg.
The story of five generations of castles and manor houses in Viborg – De fem Hald’er – can tell the history of Denmark from the Middle Ages to today covering 800 years of History including the period of Hald being the powerfull centre of the Reformation in Denmark.
CORNELIUS VÖGE has 3 projects included in the new book from ArchipressM. The book “A New Golden Age – Nordic Architecture and Landscape”. A kaleidoscopic survey of brand new Nordic architecture and surrounding landscapes, characterized by Nordic light, the vast blue sea, white winters, green nature and urban spaces.
It is based on Marianne Ibler”s interviews with 27 leading Nordic architectural and design offices. Includes critical essays written by Walter Hood, Kim Dirckinck-Holmfeld and Francesco Ranocchi. Buy book here.
We are qualified to another set of really interesting new competitions:
Nursing Homes in Roskilde – 2 phase competition for around 100 new nursing homes in Roskilde. The team includes Nova 5 (lead consultant), Midtconsult and Vega.
Fanø Bad – Renewal of the historic area of Fanø Bad in a team together with Erik Brandt Dam.
We are qualified to some really exciting new competitions:
Day Care Centre in Skovlunde – a 2500 sqm. daycare centre located in Skovlunde. The team includes CORNELIUS VÖGE (lead consultant), Stokvad ing., Masu Planning and Anna Zieler together with Marie Abel Hesse as educational consultants.
Ny Østergade Roskilde – 2 phase planning competition for 100.000 sqm of mixed use in a team together with Nord Architects (lead consultants), Grontmij, GHB and Blue Bakery and Rendbæk Consulting.
Coastal Protection Roskilde Fjord – projects regarding flood protection in the lower areas of Jyllinge and around Roskilde Harbour in a team together with Rambøll as lead consultant.
We have produced a short movie for the presentation of the Hatlehol project for the public in the Ålesund region in Norway. A low key and slow tv production with a focus on the users, the site and the nature of the west coast of Norway.
In a team with the acclaimed Tokyo-based architect Kengo Kuma and Associates, we have been qualified for the ambitious competition for a new H. C. Andersen visitors centre in Odense. Kengo Kuma is the lead consultant of our team which also includes MASU planning and Eduard Troelsgård. Other participants in the competition are teams led by BIG, Entasis, Barozzi Veiga and Snøhetta. We are really proud of being a part of this project and look forward to the most exciting design proces the next few months.
The book from Braun Publishing AG on the status of European Architecture features CORNELIUS VÖGE. The volume presents European architecture in all its multitude – from private residences via residential and office complexes up to cultural, educational, research, and religious institutions, and infrastructure projects. Unexpected materials and modern designs are presented along with new interpretations of centuries-old building traditions, while modern building methods focus on highly topical themes such as sustainability, re-use, and recycling methods. By copy here.
Nanna Vöge and Dan Cornelius receives Nykredits Motivationspris 2015. In the official announcement architect Dorte Mandrup says that CORNELIUS VÖGE puts a special imprint on everyday architecture, when interpreting and renewing the typology, creating fine and human environments. The Price Committee highlights the North Atlantic House where CORNELIUS VÖGE shows good understanding of using Nordic modernism to create a unifying building. Nykredits Motivationspris is awarded to talented young architects who have attracted attention in the public and among other architects and colleagues. Read more.