NEW COMPETITION WON IN HOLSTEBRO

Lendager Group and our planning department, Urban Metabolism, are on fire at the moment!

The talented team with BOGL, Lendager Group, Sloth Møller and architect MAA Knud Aarup Kappel has won the competition to revitalize the old Slaughterhouse area in the heart of Holstebro, Denmark. The winner proposal ‘Let’s Meet’ was announced to the public by Holstebro Municipality on Wednesday afternoon.

 

FROM SLAUGHTERHOUSE TO PUBLIC CULTURE SPACES

Through the last decade new ‘culture rooms’ have emerged and grown in both Denmark and Europe. The culture rooms have created city growth, city life, tourism and an increased interest for food culture, street art and other creative professions. A common thing for all of them is that they contain different forms of culture, they are intercultural and link creative companies, workshops and educations – and represent a strong supplement to the fine cultural institutions. The winner team embraces this development in the announced landscape plan, where the culture life of The Slaughterhouse is spread into the whole city.

 

“The winner project makes The Slaughterhouse and the whole Culture Park a driver for a new culture- and knowledge city district. A city district carried by a core story about new communities, collaborations and synergies between culture, creative business, educational institutions, citizens and the municipality.”

– Anders Lendager, Founder and CEO of Lendager Group

 

THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE PUMPS CULTURE LIFE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTO THE CITY

The voluntary organization called The Culture Division in Holstebro has through a number of years created a vibrant culture house in the old slaughterhouse, which is full of life and attracts a broad variety of users. Now the culture life of The Slaughterhouse will be spread out in so-called ‘culture cubes’ around the city district. The culture cubes are a series of constructions arising out of The Slaughterhouse’s structure and are placed as ‘mini slaughterhouses” in the city district.

 

“The success of The Slaughterhouse and The Culture Division in Holstebro shows the great demand for new informal urban platforms for creativity, activity and communities. The culture cubes spread, in a playful and innovative way, The Slaughterhouse’s core idea about ‘room for unordinary partnerships’ into city district. The culture cubes challenge the function split city and create room for landscape links between culture, knowledge, health, urban and people – a modern decentralized culture landscape.”

– Stig Ammitzbøll Jørgensen, Creative Leader of Urban Metabolism at Lendager Group

 

In the project the team embraces the energy and the new tendencies, which the new slaughterhouse area represents and spreads out in the surrounding city. This is implemented through the development of dynamic and green urban spaces around The Slaughterhouse – creating spaces for meetings, collaborations and communities across the city district.

 

#theslaughterhouseholstebro #competitionwinneronceagain #awesome #urbanmetabolism #holstebromunicipality #bogl #slothmøller #knudaarupkappel #lendagergroup

FEATURED BY IDA AUKEN IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ARTICLE

Copenhagen is leading the way for circular economy in the construction industry!

Member of Parliament, Ida Auken, has published a great article for World Economic Forum highlighting our upcycle brick walls in The Resource Rows and our approach to circular economy in the built environment.

Read Ida Auken’s article “Why this Danish city is rebuilding itself out of recycled rubble” HERE!

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST Studio.

#idaauken #worldeconomicforum #leadingtheway #circulareconomy #upcyclebrickwalls #theresourcerows #lendagergroup

BONJOUR CANNES

Tomorrow CEO and founder, Anders Lendager, gathers the team and travels to MIPIM in Cannes to meet new and present business partners with Lene Damsbo Brix and Maria Beyer Skydt!

Would you like to talk climate, upcycling and business with us with a glass of champagne in your hand? Then contact Anders, Maria and Lene to get a personal insight into our circular and sustainable universe.

#mipim #cannes #gettingthetanon #businessdevelopment #circulareconomy #sustainablesolutions #lendagergroup

LENDAGER GROUP IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM WHITEPAPER

We have contributed to World Economic Forum’s first whitepaper on circular economy in cities!

The report by World Economic Forum’s Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative explains the global opportunities in circular economy for all stakeholders with Lendager Group being highlighted as one of the best sustainable cases in the world! We are immensely proud of the collaboration and our contribution to such a groundbreaking report on ressource efficiency, upcycling and reduction of energy consumption.

Check out more and read the whitepaper here.

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj | COAST Studio

#worldeconomicforum #whitepaper #onegiantleapformankind #circularcities #sustainablefuture #lendagergroup

UPCYCLING AT THE NEW ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL IN AARHUS

WE HAVE BECOME PART OF NEW AARCH!

The Danish Building and Property Agency wants to increase the knowledge base and the experience with reuse and upcycling in the construction industry in practice. Thus the Danish Building and Property Agency has allocated funds to develop and include upcycle building materials in the new architecture school in Aarhus through a collaboration with Lendager Group!

 

The CEO and founder of Lendager Group, Anders Lendager, says about the project:

“We are in Lendager Group immensely happy that the Danish Building and Property Agency gives us the opportunity to share our experience. The agency is a major actor in the Danish built environment, og therefore it is so fantastic that they as public developer prioritizes innovation and sustainability. Numerous in the construction industry have pointed out that especially the public developers must lead by example, and this is what we will do together at the architecture school in Aarhus, which now takes a big step towards a more competitive and sustainable construction”.

 

The new architecture school in Aarhus is developed in a interdisciplinary collaboration with our friends Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT, Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter, Tri-Consult and Steensen Varming.

Check out more and read the press story in Danish on the Danish Building and Property Agency’s website.

Render: ADEPT | Vargo Nielsen Palle

#aarhusschoolofarchitecture #newaarch #upcyclingandeducationhandinhand #danishbuildingandpropertyagency #lendagergroup #adept #vargonielsenpalle #rolvungbrøndstedarkitekter #triconsult #steensenvarming

WE HAVE WON THE PRESTIGIOUS KULKRANSPORET COMPETITION IN AARHUS!

AARHUS CELEBRATES, COPENHAGEN CELEBRATES, EVERYONE IN THE TEAM CELEBRATES!

Lendager Group has in a shared partnership with Transform, Dissing+Weitling, Vega Landskab and Søren Jensen won the prestigious competition to develop Kulkransporet (The Coal Crane) in Aarhus’ South Harbour! The official award ceremony has just finished in Aarhus.

 

Creative Leader for Urban Metabolism in Lendager Group, Stig Ammitzbøll Jørgensen, says about the project:

“Kulkransporet appreciates the existing, cares for the self-grown and allows space for the unplanned – leading to a vibrant, including and sustainable South Harbour district. Kulkransporet has the potential to become an iconic project for sustainable architecture in Aarhus og shows new ways to how reuse of historical structures and materials can create new unique design”.  

 

The ambition for the team has been to create a diverse and sustainable commercial district based on the South Harbour’s fantastic industrial character that embraces every citizen and their initiatives. In an integrated design process and a strong collaboration we have created an ambitious plan for the city district’s future development with functions such as a city life office, a recycling center, a place for socially vulnerable individuals and a socio economic eatery that unites all users in a stronger community. Kulkransporet will become an unique, green and urban bridge area through the South Harbour – that connects harbour and city, commercial buildings and the diverse citizens of Aarhus.

Kulkransporet ties Aarhus city centre and the developing area in the South Harbour together. Already now a vibrant environment of creatives, entrepreneurs as well as established companies and industries are present in the area. Kulkransporet will, besides the bridge, consist of a park, a square and eventful towers between the urban spaces. The area’s distinct identity, life and architecture have been a great inspiration in the creation of the urban spaces. The bridge itself and the links between the areas are kept in a port industrial expression, where it will be possible to reuse some of the already existing materials in the area.

It has been a tremendous pleasure to collaborate with such a creative and professional team so far – with Transform in the lead. Now we all look very much forward to the future process in close collaboration with Aarhus Municipality!

Read the article “Aarhus får høj sti med vinterhaver og rutsjebaner” by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

#kulkransporet #aarhussouthharbour #winnerproject #thisissimplyfantastic #urbanmetabolisme

ANDERS LENDAGER TEACHES SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE AT AARHUS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

Right now Anders Lendager hosts the teaching programme Studio 3B at Aarhus School of Architecture in collaboration with Teaching Associate Professor Heidi Merrild.

As visiting professor it is a unique possibility for Anders to inspire and share knowledge about sustainability and circular economy to the talented architecture students. The architecture students who will create our future buildings, society and world of tomorrow!

Studio 3B represents a way of working that embodies socially conscious and climate oriented global architecture strongly tied to local contexts. At the teaching programme the students will work with architecture and spatial structures in an experimental way, where space and spatial structures are not only impressed by forms but also by materials, light, air, etc.

Anders is an Aarhus School of Architecture alumni himself, so it is a great honor to collaborate with the school now and in the future!

#visitingprofessor #anderslendager #studio3b #aarhusschoolofarchitecture #spreadingthesustainableandcircularword

MAKE IT A DOUBLE

Friday is always a great day – but this is one of the best!

Our magnificent team with Everyday Studio, MASU Planning, Julie Holck, Lars Lundbye, Morten Birk Jørgensen and Morten Foli has been prequalified to create ‘The Suburb Of The Future’ in two competitions in Årslev/Sdr. Nærå, Denmark.

The first competition is about creating an active, attractive and unifying city center with a vibrant city life. Based on the story of the village and its strong community we will work with the city’s potentials in order to create a future Årslev/Sdr. Nærå out of the ordinary.

The second competition is about developing a new city district in Årslev/Sdr. Nærå based on a modern, visionary and urban understanding of the suburban life – where attractive and innovative communities are created among the citizens. Future residents will get the beautiful surrounding nature as well as Odense’s culture- and city life as their nearest neighbors.

NOW IT IS TIME FOR CELEBRATION!

#prequalified #thesuburbofthefuture #årslev #sdrnærå

A FANTASTIC OPENING OF WASTELAND IN KOLDING

What a vernissage, Kolding!

Our Wasteland-exhibition is now officially open in Kolding. And the whole Lendager-family is overly happy for the perfect vernissage yesterday. After the speeches the guests went on adventure in Wasteland’s circular material universe – where waste becomes beautiful and sustainable architecture. We humbly hope that our exhibition will be an eye opener for politicians, companies and citizens – children and adults – to see the countless reuse possibilities in the already existing materiales and waste just around us.

You can experience Wasteland on Saxovej 12 in Kolding from 10 February to 15 April 2018. The opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00 to 17.00.

Thank you to the Municipality of Kolding, the Triangle Region Denmark and Realdania to make Wasteland’s sustainable journey possible!

#wastelandkolding #fromwastetoarchitecture

WASTELAND: BEHIND THE SCENES

It requires very hard work to travel around Denmark with an architecture exhibition, when you are bringing huge mockups of upcycle concrete, brick walls and a lot of other materials!

Right now our team in Kolding works with the last details before the official opening of Wasteland tomorrow. The office travels together to Kolding to experience the exhibition for the first time in full size outside Copenhagen – after the opening at Danish Architecture Centre in January 2017.

We cannot wait showing our beautiful exhibition to the audience in Jutland – which we hope will inspire politicians, companies and citizens to think sustainability and circular economy as part of their daily life and business!

Wasteland opens for the public on 10 February until 15 April 2018. You can experience the exhibition Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00 to 17.00 at Saxovej 12 in Kolding.

Thank you to our fantastic collaborators: Realdania, The Municipality of Kolding and The Triangle Region Denmark.