3XN unveils a sustainable redesign for the Sydney Fish Market

November 8, 2018 by  
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Danish design practice 3XN has revealed its competition-winning redesign for the Sydney Fish Market, a waterfront marketplace that will undergo a $250 million expansion and, in the process, revitalize the waterfront. Topped with an undulating, wave-inspired roof, the contemporary building will emphasize connections with the outdoors while improving visitor access. Sustainability has also guided the design of the structure, which will feature smart, water-saving strategies including rainwater harvesting , graywater recycling and bio-filtration systems. The Sydney Fish Market, one of the city’s top tourist draws, will be relocated from its existing location in Pyrmont to an adjacent wharf on a 3.6-hectare site at Blackwattle Bay on the east side of the Sydney Harbor. 3XN has proposed upgrades to enhance the visitor experience with the addition of improved public space and circulation, a flexible and modular interior and room for several new features: a seafood cooking school, restaurants, bars, a new promenade and a new ferry stop. At the same time, the Danish architects will strive to preserve the architectural heritage and character of the existing market. Individual stalls will fill the interior’s semi-open layout to evoke traditional marketplaces. Built of timber and aluminum, the undulating roof will sport a fish scale-like pattern. In addition to the new market’s connections and strengthened sight lines with the waterfront , the building also aims to improve the harbor ecosystem through sustainable design. The bio-filtration system, for instance, will filter water runoff while doubling as a habitat for local birds. Industrial food waste will be recycled. Related: 3XN unveils competition-winning designs for Denmark’s Climatorium “Environmental and social sustainability are essential and inseparable parts of the design,” said Kim Herforth Nielsen, founding partner of 3XN. “The roof, landscaped forms, open atmosphere, plantings and materials that characterize the experience of the design are examples of this union. Throughout the course of the new market’s concept and design development, public amenity and environmental sustainability have formed the core of our decision-making processes.” The project is expected to break ground in 2019 and is slated to open in 2023. + 3XN Images via 3XN, Doug&Wolf, Aesthetica.Studio and mir.no

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3XN unveils competition-winning designs for Denmarks Climatorium

October 3, 2018 by  
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Danish architectural practice 3XN Architects recently won a competition for the Climatorium, Denmark’s new international climate center that will be located in Lemvig. Created in collaboration with urban development consultancy SLA and technical advisory company Orbicon, the winning entry will help establish Lemvig as a center for climate change adaptation and support the country’s role as an exporter of climate solutions. Slated for completion in 2020, the sculptural waterfront building will serve as a public forum for knowledge, education, innovation and development projects that can promote climate-related growth and job opportunities. Inspired by the coastal location, the architects have integrated a wave motif to the entrance section of the two-story structure. The surrounding landscape, named the Climate Wedge, also mimics the local environment with its undulating shape structured with meteorological isobar lines in reference to the city’s wind conditions. The outdoor space is planted with native , low-maintenance vegetation and includes sheltered spaces where the public can gather and reconnect with the harbor front. A site-specific approach was taken to the building design as well. The Climatorium is carefully sized to match the existing scale of the other waterfront buildings and is clad in a simple material palette of wood, concrete and steel in a nod to the nearby boat halls. A ground-floor glass facade helps activate the building on the ground level and attracts passersby to come and visit exhibitions about climate change or enjoy food in the cafe. The lower floor can also be used for conferences, concerts and other events. Related: This dreamy Malibu beach house is designed to withstand climate change “We have aimed to create a building that tells the story about climate ,” said Jan Ammundsen, Senior Partner and Head of Design at 3XN. “The building has a rectilinear, stringent expression but forms a wave shape that lends it a distinct and easily decoded identity. The wave tells the story of the site and also refers to the serious challenges we face as a result of climate change.” + 3XN Architects Images via 3XN Architects

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3XN Wins Bid to Design Edgy Glass-Clad Skyscraper on Sydney’s Waterfront

September 26, 2014 by  
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Danish architecture firm 3XN just unveiled renderings for Sydney’s new eye-catching glass skyscraper. The innovative design for the 49-story tower was selected from a multi-stage international competition–the fourth such contest 3XN has won this year. Located near Sydney’s iconic opera house, the Quay Quarter high-rise is designed with passive sustainable features and will serve as a vibrant destination for international and local businesses. Read the rest of 3XN Wins Bid to Design Edgy Glass-Clad Skyscraper on Sydney’s Waterfront Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3XN , 3xn architects , australia , glass , glass tower , high-rise , Kim Herforth Nielsen , landmark tower , passive design , passive design strategies , Quay Quarter , rotated skyscraper , skyscraper , sydney , Terraces

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3XN Wins Design Competition for Grand University Building in Sweden

June 30, 2014 by  
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3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

September 5, 2012 by  
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Accounting Giant KPMG’s New Headquarters Balances Its Energy Budget To Almost Zero

February 9, 2012 by  
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Global accounting firm  KPMG recently moved into its new headquarters in Frederiksberg, Denmark. Designed by talented Copenhagen firm  3XN , the building’s form and sustainability strategies work to minimize energy use and maximize the power of the sun resulting in an energy balance close to zero. The office building completes an active area of town and is situated directly adjacent to a metro station. In addition, 3XN’s design features a series of discreet meeting rooms to provide a high level of privacy for their clients. Read the rest of Accounting Giant KPMG’s New Headquarters Balances Its Energy Budget To Almost Zero Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , 3XN , accounting firm , Denmark , eco design , eco headquarters , Frederiksberg , green architecture , Green Building , green design , KPMG , new headquarters , solar passive design , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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Middelfart Savings in Denmark Banks on Energy Efficiency

April 22, 2010 by  
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Banks aren’t often known for their architecture these days, but the Middlefart Savings Bank is making a name for itself in the small Danish harbor town.

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