IT’S A WINNER!
YEOUIDO MBC SITE REDEVELOPMENT
We are delighted to announce that Urban Agency, in collaboration with NH Investment & Securities Co.LTD., GS Engineering & Construction Corp, Kian Architects and Mori Urban Planning have been selected for the redevelopment of the MBC Yeouido site, Seoul. The former MBC site will be strategically revitalized by our ambitious urban and architectural ideas to bring ‘cultural activity’ back to the site and create a 24-hour nonstop commercial, residential and cultural center in Yeouido Island. More materials about the project will be published soon!
ON THE WAY
Urban Agency’s Social Housing Block Project in Copenhagen is soon to be completed. You can already see how the building will shape the new skyline of Amager! The whole construction process is scheduled to finish in autumn 2017. See more of the project here.
Urban Agency’s curvaceous Creche called Hyde & Seek in Dublin really starts to take beautiful forms and spaces. The whole construction process is scheduled to finish in autumn 2017. See more of the Hyde & Seek project here.
THE BEAUTY OF THE PLAN
Urban-Agency is delighted to see incredible progress on our unique project in Dublin! Located in Farrenboley, the interesting and innovative triangular family home is reaching it’s final shape and already shows the special quality of space arrangement.
CPH AIRPORT BRIDGE
NEW SHORTCUT FOR 2 MILLION USERS
URBAN AGENCY, in collaboration with TNT, have been selected to design a new bridge through Terminal 3 in the Copenhagen Airport. Our new pedestrian bridge will cross the existing terminal at first floor level and stretch over 92m in length. The bridge will smoothly lead the 2 million metro-passengers that arrive at the airport through the terminal and directly to the security area. The construction works started recently and will finish in 2018! For more information about the project please click here. See also our recent Urban Motion installation on the airport here.
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.
NOW ONLY GOING UP!
Urban-Agency is delighted to see the progress on our Negok project in Seoul. With almost finished structure of the underground levels we are thrilled and excited to watch the building rising from the ground in the following months. See more of the Negok project click here.
MODEL MAKING PROCESS
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
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
1:1 SCALE MOCK-UP
ON THE SITE
We are absolutely delighted with the arrival of our 1:1 Scale quality-testing mock-up Model of the New Cycle and Pedestrian Bridge at Copenhagen’s Inner Harbour. The Model itself is on site, providing us with a glimpse of the elegant bridge that will further connect the city. With BLOX Building, aka the new Danish Architecture Center, well and truly under way as you can see across the canal, we’re starting to see the shape of the harbour’s new skyline and surroundings emerge – an exciting few months lie ahead! See more of the project here.
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.
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.
URBAN AGENCY COMPLETES DENTAL PRACTICE FIT-OUT IN DUBLIN
Our fundamental aim was to rethink the typical, clinical corridor typology of dental practices to redefine how patients view a visit to the dentist – from a daunting experience to a pleasant one. We started with a layout based on a “poché” plan with an enfilade of bright rooms make for a soothing atmosphere. Introducing curved walls made out of natural materials soften the space and large windows that look out onto small courtyards with lush gardens provide an abundance of natural light whilst maintaining privacy and provide delightful views to distract the patients during their procedures!
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
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.
WHEN THE BRIDGE OPENS,
100 times a year
You can watch the short video showing the opening mechanical procedure of our new pedestrian and cycle bridge in Copenhagen. The bridge will open approximately 100 times a year. The project is going very well and it is in the early tender phase. The construction will completed in 2018. The model is made by WilkinsonEyre. See more here
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
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.
Our project Kalvebod Waves wins World Architecture News Awards for best Urban Design!!. See more here
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.
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.
A short film on URBAN AGENCY’s project, Kalvebod Waves. See more of the project here.
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.
URBAN AGENCY, together with Henchion+Reuter, Transsolar, Hosper, Haley Sharpe and Planning Partnership, were chosen to design a new masterplan and an interpretive centre for a UNESCO designated site in the heart of Dublin bay. See more of the project here.
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.
Get a feel for URBAN AGENCY’S shop interior design for Orla Keily in New York. See more of the project here.