BLOX will become a hub for architecture and urban solutions with BLOXHUB and Danish Architecture Center (DAC) both moving into the building. Bicycle lanes and bicycle bridges connect the city and its harbor front and offer recreation during summer where it is even possible to swim in the harbor. Emphasizing the idea that architecture and urban planning should serve the citizens and their quality of life. BLOXHUB is an urban innovation hub that brings together companies, organizations and researchers to co-create solutions for better cities. It is founded on the belief that the challenges of global urbanization and climate change require a collaborative approach in tech, architecture, design, construction and research. DAC is Denmark’s meeting place for architecture, design and urban culture. Here, everyone is invited to take part in inspiring knowledge, experiences and fresh perspectives on architecture’s potential to improve living conditions for the many. Danish Architecture Centre occupies a central position in BLOX and offers world-class exhibitions, guided tours, events, a design shop, a café and conference and teaching facilities.
BLOX is designed by OMA Partner Ellen van Loon. OMA, founded by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, is among the leading architecture firms in the international arena when it comes to reconciling theoretical practice with a playful, unconventional and dialogue-oriented approach to architecture. BLOX is OMA’s first project in Denmark. BLOX is funded, built and owned by Realdania, a philanthropic association that seeks to improve quality of life through the built environment, defined as the physical settings for our everyday life. Realdania is focused on both living and future generations and seeks to promote sustainability and generate new knowledge and innovation. Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST.
BLOX building opens to the public May 6 on Copenhagen’s harbor front, it will show itself as much more than a building. Multiple functions and new bridges will redefine how the citizens approach the waterfront.
Bicycle lanes and bicycle bridges connect the city and its harbor front and offer recreation during summer where it is even possible to swim in the harbor. Emphasizing the idea that architecture and urban planning should serve the citizens and their quality of life.