Dorte Mandrup the Whale

Competition win for new Arctic attraction “The Whale”

300 km North of the Arctic Circle in a magnificent and ancient landscape, the new building will rise as a soft hill on the rocky shore – as if a giant had lifted a thin layer of the crust of the earth and created a cavity underneath.

Dorte Mandrup selected to design Centre for Diabetes in a historic part of Copenhagen

Dorte Mandrup and team have been announced winners of the tender to design the new Centre for Diabetes in “De Gamles By” in Copenhagen N. Timber and re-use of bricks are central to the ambition for the new building that will be a platform for the active, healthy lifestyle.
Dorte Mandrup Mineral Water Factory

Pragmatism before romanticism in the transformation of the Mineral Water Factory

By reimagining the former Mineral Water Factory and transforming the listed building into a mixed-use property, we contribute to the unique development of the historic Carlsberg City District in Copenhagen.
Dorte Mandrup Icefjord centre

Postcard from Ilulissat #2: The Icefjord Centre takes shape

When the summer sun was still shining on the Sermermiut Valley, we gathered for kaffemik and ground-breaking. Almost four months have passed, and while temperatures have dropped, steel frames have risen from the rocks.
Dorte Mandrup Aedes

Dorte Mandrup awarded Architect of the Year

Our founder and Creative Director receives the second prize in German this year - this time awarded by AW Architektur & Wohnen.
We're an architecture studio with a firm grasp on reality and a knack for dreaming out loud.
Dorte Mandrup Interns

Interns walking in the footsteps of the grand masters of architecture

This spring, Dorte Mandrup’s 14 interns packed their bags, sharpened their pencils and embarked on a journey through Europe to walk in the footsteps of the Grand Masters of Architecture. Because desk research alone does not make a good architect.
We insist on clients that share our ambition and courage - in the end, the extraordinary requires nerve.
Dorte Mandrup, Karlskrona, culture house, library, UNESCO architecture

Adding another UNESCO site to our portfolio

We won the competition for a new culture house and library in the heart of Swedish baroque city Karlskrona - our fifth UNESCO-related project.
Jury chairwoman, Dorte Mandrup, granted the EU Mies Award to Lacanton & Vassal in Barcelona on May 7, 2019. Photo: Anna Mas

Architecture as change agent: Reflections on chairing the Mies Award jury

Chairing the powerful award has left Dorte Mandrup confident about the future of architecture.
Svanemølleværket, Dorte Mandrup, Transformation

Transforming iconic power plant into a new Museum of Science & Technology

Together with Casson Mann we are developing the vision for the new Danish Museum of Science & Technology at the iconic power plant, Svanemølleværket.
"Dorte Mandrup’s architecture is conceived with an unmistakable attitude - an idealism probably quite annoying was it not delivered with an equally unmistakable sense of humour." Finn Juhl Award 2018