19/11/2021News

AWARD WINNER

Vancouver Forest

Urban Agency is thrilled and honoured to receive Gold in the WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS Awards 2021 for Vancouver Forest! The WAN announced winners at the prestigious awards ceremony over the past two days, which saw our project, Vancouver Forest, place first in the Future Projects: Residential category. We are proud of our team for the incredible work and passion they invested into this exciting new project! Many thanks to World Architecture News for their continuous support and promotion of excellence in architecture. You can watch back the awards ceremony here and see the list of finalists (which include Urban Agency projects, Dock Mill and Creche) and award winners here. You can read more about Vancovuer Forest here.

19/11/2021News

MBC

GROWING UP

The construction of our MBC project in Seoul has reached the next stage. With the structure of the 7 stories’ basement finished now we can see the low level of the 4 towers that later will turn into 49 stories high towers. The construction of MBC project is expected to be finished in 2023. We are very much looking forward to seeing the new skyline of Yeouido, the business center in Seoul. To learn more about our MBC project click here.  

08/10/2021News

DOMINION 2

Nearing the Finish Line...

The second tower of our Dominion project is almost finished! Following the completion of the first phase in June, we are delighted to see progress on the second structure. Construction is due to be finished shortly. To learn more about our Dominion project in Calgary, click here.

15/09/2021News

THE CITY EDGE PROJECT

Have Your Say

URBAN AGENCY are delighted to be one of the key team members delivering the City Edge Project! This significant urban planning project is a transformative initiative, reimagining the Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West areas in Dublin. One of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe, the City Edge Project envisages a rejuvenated urban space, with the potential for 40,000 new homes and 75,000 jobs. Public consultation for the project has now been launched, so you can have your say on how this part of the City should evolve. To make a submission and view the information hub, visit the project website here.

24/05/2021News

DOMINION

First Tower Complete!

The first tower of our Dominion project in Calgary is now complete, with the residents moving in on the 1st June. The sister tower is due to be finished in Autumn. To learn more about our Dominion project, click here.

03/03/2021News

AWARDS FINALIST 2021

WORLD'S TOP 10 RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE FIRMS

Thank you, Architizer, for selecting URBAN AGENCY as one of the 10 Top Residential Architecture Firms in the World in 2021 – a list of “innovative architectural practices [that] are rethinking what makes a home a home, pioneering new forms of space in which to live.” The Architizer A+Firm Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architectural practices. We are truly delighted to receive this accolade! Check out the finalists here.

04/01/2021News

CHERRY LANE

First Homes Finished!

We are delighted to see the launch of Cherry Lane, the debut neighbourhood of Quintain Ireland’s Cherrywood Village! Our designs for the homes have been materially realised, with the first 8 houses now built. URBAN AGENCY is excited to be working on this significant project and looks forward to seeing future progress as construction continues. Have a read of Alanna Gallagher’s feature in The Irish Times to discover more about Cherry Lane.

16/07/2020News

BUNDANG

GOING UP

The construction of our Bundang project in Seoul has reached the next stage. With the structure of the retail podium finished now we can see the beginning of the twist that later will turn into 30 stories high towers. The construction of Bundang project is expected to be finished in 2021. To learn more about our Bundang project click here. Or visit the official webpage of the project here.

16/07/2020News

POSTHUSGRUNDEN

THE LAST STRAIGHT

We are delighted to see progress on the site of our Posthusgrunden project in Værløse, Copenhagen. The construction process is slowly approaching the finish line with concrete works being done and brick cladding covering more and more of the elevations everyday. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year. If you want to learn more about Posthusgrunden project click here.

20/05/2020News

URBAN AGENCY GERMANY

NEW OFFICE

We are excited to announce that we’ve opened a new Düsseldorf office in a former masterclass studio of @gerhard.richter!  With a number of projects throughout Germany, it was important that we had a local team responsible for the ongoing work, and we’re looking forward to developing many new projects in the region.

08/03/2020News

SHOE SHELF SHOP

FIRST PRIZE WINNER BDA-2019

We are delighted to announce that last night our Shoe Shelf Shop has received first prize from Bund Deutscher Architekten (German Architect Association). The prices are being given every three years. For learning more about this project click here.      

03/03/2020News

Zak World of Façades Conference

Zak World of Façades conference Ireland is on 7th May 2020 at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road and we will be there. URBAN AGENCY co-founder Andrew Griffin will be speaking on the ‘Sustainable Buildings: Façades as the key element for efficiency’ panel. Don’t miss out! For more information see: https://facades.irish/

02/10/2019News

RIAI Conference 2019

One of URBAN AGENCY’s Co-Founders, Andrew Griffin, will be speaking at the RIAI Conference 2019. “Climate Change, Housing, Placemaking are the big topics of Irish society and each of these themes is also critical for the practice of architecture in Ireland today and into the future”, says RIAI President David Browne. The RIAI Conference will present new thinking under these themes and has invited a fantastic line-up of national and international speakers – all experts in their field.   Andrew will be speaking in Session 5  ‘Ireland 2070 – Ideas & Visions’. This is sure to be an fascinating discussion about Ireland’s development over the next 50 years. Book your tickets now! Date: Saturday 5th October 2019 Time: 15:45 Venue: RDS,

25/09/2019Media

A DAY WITH URBAN AGENCY

OUR PROJECTS IN COPENHAGEN INNER HARBOUR

Lille Langebro and Kalvebod Waves are two projects Urban Agency has been involved in the Copenhagen inner harbour. They have changed the way Copenhageners experience water in their city and now are being presented as an example of active waterfront architecture on Seoul Architecture Festival 2019. Take a look at video prepared for the 6th Han River Architectural Imagination Exhibition that we are proud to be a part of. Click here to learn more about Lille Langebro and Kalvebod Waves.

11/09/2019News

SEOUL ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL

The Han River Architectural Imagination Exhibition

Urban Agency, together with dRMM, realiites:United, Cho,Helo A+U, Tobias Rehberger, Davide Macullo Architects, William Kentridge, Gabriel Lester, Ti Eun Young, Zaha Hadid Architects, Michel Auder and MVRDV, will participate in the 6th Han River Architectural Imagination Exhibition as a part of Seoul’s Architecture Festival 2019. The exhibition ,Han River: La Réve Découvert’ will take place in Oil Tank Culture Park in Seoul from 6th to 22nd of September 2019. Visit the official webpage of Seoul Architecture Festival 2019 to learn more about it’s program.  

14/08/2019News

MBC

PROJECT PRESENTATION

Last week showroom for our MBC project in the center of Seoul was officially opened. The showroom consists of numerous renderings, psychical model and a mockup house of a typical apartment unit located in towers. The construction of the complex has already started and is expected to be finished in 2022. To learn more about our MBC project click here.

19/06/2019News

MBC

DEMOLITION PHASE

URBAN AGENCY is happy to announce that works on our MBC project in Seoul, Korea have already started! The demolition of existing Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation headquarter will soon be over and the entire complex of almost 200.000m2 is expected to be finished in year 2022. If you want to learn more about the project click here.

29/04/2019News

BUNDANG TWIN TOWERS

PROJECT PRESENTATION

Last week showroom for our Bundang project was officially opened. The showroom consists of numerous renderings, psychical models and a mockup house of a typical apartment unit located in towers. The construction of Bundang project is going to start soon and is expected to be finished in 2021. To learn more about our Bundang project click here. Or visit the official webpage of the project here.

12/12/2018News

2019 Nomination

We are delighted to announce Rust-ic House has been nominated for a Mies van der Rohe in this years 2019 awards. We are one of the 383 projects from 38 countriesThe Prize is awarded biennially to works completed within the previous two years. The principal objectives are to achieve a thorough understanding of the transformation of Europe’s built environment; to recognize and commend excellence and innovation in the field of architecture; and to draw attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new ideas with the undeniable support of clients and the involvement of those who will become the users of these places. To see more about the project click here To read more about the

19/08/2018News

MIDAN CITY

RAISING FROM THE GROUND

URBAN AGENCY, in collaboration with Soomok Architects, have been commissioned to design new development area for the city of Midan in South Korea. In the future our project will accommodate both local residents and tourists of Incheon Airport and provide new entertainment facilities for Midan City Yeongiong Island. The construction process has already begun and you can see first town villas taking shape. For more information about the project please click here.

10/08/2018News

4 MASTERPLANS

For a sustainable growth

URBAN AGENCY, in collaboration with GVA planning, have been appointed for 4 major masterplans in 4 key Irish towns: Balbrigan, Kinsealy, Ennis and Swords. More soon!

01/08/2018Media

RUSTIC HOUSE

A short clip showcasing our project Rustic House. Enjoy the view! For more information on this project please click here.

14/06/2018Media

CPH AIRPORT BRIDGE

FIRST WALK

Enjoy watching our video showing walking on new CPH Airport Bridge for the very first time. This short film shows what metro-travelling passengers will experience crossing Terminal 3 five meters above floor level. The new passage was opened on the 11th of June 2018. Learn more about new CPH Airport Bridge here

31/05/2018News

HOUSING DESIGN GUIDE

LEADING THE WAY

URBAN AGENCY Architects were commissioned by the Housing Agency to prepare a national guideline for “Quality Apartments and Urban Housing”. URBAN AGENCY also contributed to the design chapter of ULI’s new “Build to Rent: A best practice for Ireland” publication. We are delighted to have been given such tasks and endorsement by the National Housing Agency and ULI Ireland demonstrating their confidence in URBAN AGENCY as design leaders in the residential sector in Ireland.

26/07/2017News

ART OF MANY AND THE RIGHT TO SPACE

EXHIBITION IN DANISH ARCHITECTURE CENTRE

The official Danish contribution to the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice is coming home to the Danish Architecture Centre. The exhibition, Art of Many and The Right to Space shows how Danish architects insist on creating high quality architecture to benefit the community as a whole – not just the select few. We are proud and honoured to be a part of the Danish Selection with 3 of our projects featured. Learn more about the exhibition here

04/01/2017News

MIES VAN DER ROHE NOMINATION

URBAN AGENCY ANNOUNCED AS A NOMINEE FOR 2017 EU PRIZE!

We are honored to announce that our Faaborg Harbour Bath is nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017! The award is granted every two years to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe. The prize objectives aim at promoting and understanding the significance of quality and reflecting the complexity of Architecture’s own significance in terms of technological, constructional, social, economic, cultural and aesthetic achievements. See here for more information. Also see more of the project here.

04/08/2016Media

VENICE BIENNALE

Enjoy watching our conceptual 1:50 concrete model come to life! This short film shows the process of creating the model, while the model tells the story behind the architecture. After many endeavours on the way, the 150kg heavy design arrived safely in Venice alongside our two other “Human Architectures” and will on display in the Danish Pavilion until the 27th of November. Learn more about Venice Biennale here

01/08/2016News

SHARING MODELS: MANHATTANISMS

URBAN AGENCY ENVISIONS NEW YORK'S FUTURE

Urban Agency is delighted to take part, alongside 30 other international Architects, in the very thought proactive exhibition ‘Sharing Models: Manhattanisms’. Exploring how new-age technologies and ever-changing social typology may “affect the way we inhabit and build the cities of tomorrow”; each Architect was given an area of Manhattan with the task of envisaging the city’s future. The Models are on display till the 2nd of September at Storefront’s Gallery; showcasing a “composite figure; a territory that is simultaneously fictional and real, and one that opens a window to new perceptions of the city’s shared assets.” We were assigned a section of the Financial District of Manhattan in the to rethink, reinterpret and reimagine for the future. A recent study

27/05/2016News

VENICE BIENNALE 2016

URBAN AGENCY TAKES PART AS ONE OF THE DANISH CONTRIBUTION WITH 3 PROJECTS FEATURED

The highly anticipated 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice is a massive success. We are proud and honoured to be a part of the Danish Selection with 3 of our projects featured. For more information check out here.

26/05/2016News

URBAN AGENCY AMONGST 25 SHORTLISTED

FOR THE EUROPEAN PRIZE for URBAN PUBLIC SPACE 2016

URBAN AGENCY’S Public Baths in the Harbor Fåborg-Midtfyn, Denmark has been named as one of 25 Finalists for the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016. We are excited and honoured to have made the selection, it also comes as great news as our Faborg Project is one of our three projects being featured as part of the Danish selection in the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice. See here for more information.

29/02/2016News

VENICE BIENNALE

URBAN AGENCY PARTICIPATE IN 15TH ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE IN VENICE

URBAN AGENCY will be part of the official Danish contribution to the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice. Chilean Architects Alejandro Aravena is head curator of the Venice Biennale in 2016. Under the heading ‘Reporting from the Front’ Aravena examines the architect’s role in the struggle to strengthen the quality of human life worldwide…. http://www.labiennale.org/en/news/18-07.html

28/01/2016News

Shan-Zhen

Shenzhen Hongkong Bi-City Biennale

URBAN AGENCY is currently taking part in Irish Design 2015’s ‘New Horizon_architecture from Ireland’ – a series of presentations showcasing the work of emerging Irish practices. The installations kicked off on the 4th of December at the Dacheng Flour Factory, Shekou and will run until the 4th of March 2016, presenting photography and short films which highlight the fascinating relationship between Shannon, Ireland and Shenzhen, China. The exhibition explores, promotes and celebrates Irish design throughout Ireland and internationally portrayed by talented filmmaker, Matt Thompson alongside work from fellow architects practice, AP&E.

27/09/2015Media

Kalvebod Waves

Experience Waves

A short film on URBAN AGENCY’s project, Kalvebod Waves. See more of the project here.

02/07/2015News

Nine Lives

Urban Agency in London

We are pleased to be featured in Nine Lives at the Tank, currently installed at Design Museum , London and residing there until June 28th. Nine Lives shows work of 10 architects from Ireland selected by Raymund Ryan and Nathalie Weadick as part of the ‘New Horizon_architecture from Ireland’ initiative which will see all 10 architects participate in some way in three architecture festivals across the world in 2015 – the first of these seeing TAKA, Steve Larkin, Clancy Moore, Hall McKnight and Emmett Scanlon show work at the London Festival of Architecture until the end of June. Supported by Irish Design 2015. Nine Lives will also be shown in Ireland as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival opening August 8th and will run at the

26/05/2015Media

Qianhai Exchange Plaza

Urban Agency in Shenzhen

Enjoy watching the video showing our Proposal for Qianhai Exchange Plaza as a center piece of a new urban quarter in Shenzhen. See more of the project here.

12/12/2014News

WAN AWARDS

WINNER!

Our project Kalvebod Waves wins World Architecture News Awards for best Urban Design!!. See more here

27/09/2014News

S-pine House

LEAFY IDYLL

URBAN AGENCY’s first house in Lyon, France, is under construction. The site is located in a small wood planted with mature pine trees. The concept is an ultra-efficient cross plan that minimizes circulation and dead spaces while maximizing the natural light and views to the surrounding landscape.

27/09/2014News

Freiburg

COMMON PEOPLE

Together with BEM Architects, URBAN AGENCY has designed the urban scheme for the new development of 13,000 m2 of housing in Freiburg, Germany. The project, consisting of four housing blocks, will provide a working/living area based on the German concept of ‘Common Living’. The next step is to find future residents and investors.

27/09/2014News

A BIGGER SPLASH

AIT Prize 2014

URBAN AGENCY’s Kalvebod Wave project has been named winner of the AIT Award 2014. More than 500 projects from 31 countries competed in eight different categories (living, hotel/gastronomy, retail/trade fair, office/administration, health/care, sports/leisure, public buildings/education, industry/commerce) to win the prestigious prize. An international jury of 12 highly-esteemed experts selected the Kalvebod Wave project as the winner in the sports/leisure category. See pictures of the prize winning ceremony here. Also see more of the project here.

27/09/2014News

Playstation

IMMA PLAYDATE

URBAN AGENCY, together with Artist Gregory Dunn, completed the Playstation project for “The Everyday Experience” – the Irish Architectural Foundation’s exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art. See more of Greg Dunn’s Playstation video here. See more of IAF “Everyday experience“ here.

27/09/2014Media

Orla Keily

Video

Get a feel for URBAN AGENCY’S shop interior design for Orla Keily in New York. See more of the project here.