COBE is a progressive and contemporary community of architects that focuses on architecture and design – from buildings and public space to large scale urban planning.
For us, architecture is not a matter of a certain style or form, but more importantly its adaptability to the local context, its social life, and its users.
We aim to create social interaction through all our projects. That is why COBE has developed a community of architects with the capability to approach all scales of architecture from urban planning to buildings and public space.
The combination of these elements create the physical conditions for people’s lives and their social interaction. Our approach to architecture is inclusive; with social, practical, economical, and environmental issues integrated within the process. We consider architecture to be a process of dialogue and we involve selected experts and consultants, across countries and professional fields, in every stage of the design process.
Krøyers Plads is a significant location in the centre of the Copenhagen harbor area. Several proposals for the development of the area have been rejected mostly by the local population. Therefore, the new Krøyers Plads is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach. The project consists of 3 five-story housing units, naturally continuing the warehouse […]
Nørreport Station is the busiest station in Denmark with roughly 250,000 people bustling through it daily. The new Nørreport Station is composed of a series of rounded, floating roofs, mounted on striking glass pavilions. A study of pedestrians’ preferred routes has formed the basis for the station’s new design, providing an open and welcoming public space […]
Nordhavnen, located only 4km from the city centre of Copenhagen, is the largest metropolitan development project in Scandinavia in the years to come. With its fantastic accessibility to the city’s core infrastructure and direct access to the water, Nordhavnen will become a unique city district. The post-industrial harbour site will be developed over the next […]
Køge North Station will be a characteristic landmark for green mobility in the capital region of Copenhagen. A simple design, minimal use of resources and materials, and minimal maintenance costs have been key points in the development of the design. The main element is a bridge combining Denmark’s most trafficked freeway with the existing local […]
Together with COBE architects and SLETH, RAMBOLL was elected as the winning proposal in the international idea competition on the development of Nordhavnen – a new city district for 40,000 inhabitants and 40,000 workplaces. Our vision is to set new standards for sustainable development to minimize the CO2 emissions and the impact of climate change […]
Nørreport Station is Denmark’s busiest transport hub and following the transformation, it has become an urban space with a focus on the needs of cyclists and pedestrians. The redesign and redevelopment of Nørreport Station is the outcome of the collaborative efforts of Gottlieb Paludan Architects (GPA) and COBE. Urban life, passenger flow, transparency and accessibility […]
It is estimated that 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 – 70% of these will live in cities. The increasing urbanisation will be a challenge to cities all over the world and the demand for new innovative solutions within urban mobility is growing. This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation.