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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