Breaking ground for the Crafts College
Striking a balance between nature and culture
"Vi skal stoppe med at forære det mest værdifulde væk"
"Andøy brenner for The Whale"
Dorte Mandrup receives the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture
Berlin's ambitious future office building
Dorte Mandrup receives honorary award
Mens vi venter 100 år på ligestilling
Exhibition: Explore the importance of place
Visit our exhibition PLACE at AEDES in Berlin
Understanding the importance of need and purpose
Transforming modern industrial heritage into an innovative micro-society
Monocle's Architect of the Year
Our Venice Studio
Join screenings of 'Another Kind of Knowledge' in DC and New York
"You can’t separate beauty from necessity"
Dorte Mandrup elected member of Akademie der Künste
Our founder and Creative Director Dorte Mandrup has been elected member of one of Europe’s oldest and most important cultural institutions.
The Wadden Sea Centre shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award
"A piece of the landscape"
"Sæt krav til social bæredygtighed og diversitet"
Dorte Mandrup featured in MAXXI’s Buone Nuove Exhibition
Our winning design for a new crafts college
Our third contribution to Carlberg City pays homage to good craftmanship
Disegno Journal ft the Icefjord Centre
"We need to be more radical now"
Dorte Mandrup discuss gender equality in the architecture industry and the creative process behind some of the studios most recent designs on My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast.
Another Kind of Knowledge opens CAFx
The Wadden Sea Centre nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award
The Wadden Sea Centre emerges out of the flat marshland on the coast near the Wadden Sea - the largest unbroken tidal system in the world. It is virtually impossible not to be inspired by this ancient natural scenery. With the Wadden Sea Centre, we have designed a one of a kind building that pays homage to the context from which it arises and creates a deeper understanding for a crucial natural
Dorte Mandrup is Architect of the Year
In honour of her visionary work and artistic use of form, Dorte Mandrup has been awarded Architect of the Year at ICONIC Awards 2021: Innovative Architecture, organized by the German Design Council.
Dorte Mandrup part of the Jury for The Daylight Award
Dorte Mandrup is part of the jury for The Daylight Award 2022 which honours daylight research and daylight in architecture. She will be joining respected colleagues from the international scientific and architectural scene like Anne Lacaton, Marilyne Andersen, Gerd Folkers, Russel Foster, Juhani Pallasmaa and Koen Steemers.
Dorte Mandrup: "Do not settle for a singular solution to sustainable architecture"
"Architects of tomorrow, advance your toolbox, deepen your knowledge and equip yourself with evidence. Do not settle for a singular solution to sustainable architecture but insist on making solutions based on context-specific choices.
A front-row seat on the spectacle of ice
The New York Times features the Icefjord Centre: "...designed to cultivate respect for the beauty, importance and vulnerability of ice.".
New IKEA city store creates green lounge in the middle of Copenhagen
Hundreds of trees, wild urban nature, and new public meeting spaces are key elements in a new IKEA Copenhagen city store. Located near the main train station, the historic Meatpacking district, and the inner-city harbor, the store is placed in an extremely busy area of the city with few green spaces offering a break from the commotion.
Postcard from Ilulissat #4: The Icefjord Centre prepares to open
In the infinite Arctic landscape. Surrounded by unforgiving wind, snow, and ice. On the edge of the UNESCO-protected Greenlandic wilderness. Here levitates the Icefjord Centre slightly over the magnificent, rugged terrain.
Dorte Mandrup selected to create a new innovative city gate to Aarhus Ø
Reclaiming an uncomfortable monument
The Saaleck Workshops near Naumburg in Germany holds a history that must not be ignored nor forgotten. Built by the German architect, anti-Semite and racial ideologist Paul Schultze-Naumburg at the beginning of the Twentieth Century and used by the Nazi elite as a think tank of totalitarian and racists thoughts, it is considered an 'uncomfortable monument'.
Sustainability demands contextual understanding, evidence and artistic sensitivity
The strive for sustainability requires that we develop our practice as architects. We must substantiate our knowledge about conditions, climate and materials. We need to be curious when it comes to both questioning existing methods and exploring new opportunities in an ever changing and increasingly complex world.
Creating a panoramic experience over UNESCO-protected wetlands
The Dutch seaside village of Lauwersoog is a popular place for fishermen casting their nets and visitors venturing into the UNESCO protected coastal wetlands. Outside the protective dikes the landscape is dominated and continuously shaped by the tide. Inside prevails peace in the cultivated fields and nature.
Dorte Mandrup is transforming Denmark's largest film studio complex
On the rough, black tarmac between the massive military compounds on the abandoned Værløse Air Base there is seldom a moment of dullness. One day you might see a bright yellow fur coat catwalk towards a deserted control tower. The next day three wailing police cars abruptly brake in the middle of an agitated crowd in front of a giant yellow bricked building.
Postcard from Ilulissat #3: The Icefjord Centre rises
It is now more than a year ago we gathered for the topping-out ceremony in Ilulissat, Greenland. Winter, spring and summer have past, temperatures are again dropping far below zero and soon almost all you will hear is the howling from the Greenland Dogs through the silence of the snowy terrain.
Inside The Whale
The Wadden Sea Centre wins Environmental Leadership Award
Dorte Mandrup to design Beckmann Tower and House Wilhelm - our third contribution to Carlsberg Byen
Dorte Mandrup wins international competition for new Exilmuseum in Berlin
Dorte Mandrup part of the RIBA Honours Committee 2021
Dorte Mandrup is part of the RIBA Honours Committee 2021 - in the fine company of Alan Jones, Hanif Kara, Lesley Lokko, and Shelley McNamara. They will be selecting this year's recipients of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal and RIBA Honorary Fellowships.
Dorte Mandrup selected for first round of Boliglaboratoriet – a new Danish housing lab
Our winning proposal for a new sustainable mixed-use project in Sweden - a sculptural wooden crown
Dorte Mandrup behind Carlsberg Byen's first apartments in listed building
Update due to covid-19
Wooden visions on the waterfront in Gothenburg
Among the six finalists for Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation - an international beacon for sustainable wood design
Dorte Mandrup: “Good architecture can really make a difference”
Zooming in on UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Orient brings affordable housing to one of Copenhagen's most expensive districts
Dorte Mandrup selected to design Centre for Diabetes in a historic part of Copenhagen
Competition win for new Arctic attraction “The Whale”
Pragmatism before romanticism in the transformation of the Mineral Water Factory
Postcard from Ilulissat #2: The Icefjord Centre takes shape
Dorte Mandrup awarded Architect of the Year
Our vision for the future of La Brea Tar Pits unveiled
Berlin exhibit HUMAN:NATURE opens at Aedes Architecture Forum
Architecture as change agent: Reflections on chairing the Mies Award jury
Interns walking in the footsteps of the grand masters of architecture
This spring, Dorte Mandrup’s 14 interns packed their totes, 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.
Evoking stories of Ice Age creatures in the middle of Los Angeles
Postcard from Ilulissat #1: The Icefjord Centre takes off
Adding another UNESCO site to our portfolio
Weekendavisen anmelder: "Det umuliges kunst"
Transforming iconic power plant into a new Museum of Science & Technology
CPH:DOX featuring Dorte Mandrup - world premiere of VR film "The Leap"
Exhibition opening: Step into the world’s Irreplaceable Landscapes
Let's experiment: An architect’s take on MIPIM’s “Engaging the future” theme
ELLE DECOR's Architecture A-list
Dorte Mandrup receives The Kunstpreis Berlin - Jubiläumsstiftung 1848/1948, Architecture Section Award
Our creative process in virtual reality
Put yourself in Dorte Mandrup's shoes - from understanding the site, over conception, to completion – a first of its kind, this new VR film on view at DAC this Spring, illustrates why we work, how we work.
The first jury meeting of the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award commences, with Dorte in-Chair
Climate change, architecture as change agent and adaptive re-use were all central themes at the first meeting, where Chair Dorte Mandrup, Director Anna Ramos and Curator Ivan Blasi were joined by RIBA Journal to talk this year’s motivation, political disintegration and gender diversity.
IKEA's new home - building the brand
Inside Scandinavia's most sustainable office building
Take a tour around Hubhult, IKEA's head office in Malmö, Sweden which won BREEAM Building of the Year 2017.
Embarking on the Icefjord Centre journey with Realdania
An early Christmas present for us - work to begin in 2019.
Dorte Mandrup to Chair the EU Mies Award 19
Celebrating 100 years of Jørn Utzon
Dorte speaks at the Utzon Center in Aalborg.
Managing Director Frants Nielsen on bread and butter, growth and canaries
A new analysis highlights Dorte Mandrup as one of the relatively young Danish companies, collectively accounting for 50% of the growth in the Danish private sector.
a+u magazine ft. Dorte Mandrup
The latest edition of a+u magazine is all about architecture in Norway and Denmark and designing with nature. Find an essay by Realdania, Dorte in conversation and an abundance of stunning projects.
Dorte Mandrup receives Statens Kunstfond lifelong Honorary Grant
New Danish Architecture book series ft. The Wadden Sea Centre
A new book series by Strandberg Publishing "Ny Dansk Arkitektur" introduces The Wadden Sea Centre, Ribe, in bind 1.
Dorte Mandrup in Børsen
"You have to put your own comfort at stake to say what you mean" - Dorte Mandrup.
The Wadden Sea Centre in Ribe lighting up!
Adding another award win to its repertoire - the Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2018.
Erfarne arkitekter og konstruktører søges til voksende Dorte Mandrup team
Nominated for this year's Danish Wood Award
The Wadden Sea Centre in Ribe in the running - knock on wood.
Cohousing values going strong for a decade
This weekend, Lange Eng in Albertslund celebrated ten years of community cohousing - Happy Birthday!
In conversation with Süddeutsche Zeitung
Dorte Mandrup talks about equality, being artistic and a “pretty big project in Brande.”
Shortlisted in the 1st ever Dezeen Awards
The Wadden Sea Centre makes the cut - find us in the ‘civic and cultural buildings’ category - fingers crossed for the win.
Breaking Ground at The Mineral
The initial stages underway for our new mixed-use Mineral Water Factory project at Carlsberg Byen.
The Financial Times visits Lange Eng
Only for those that can afford it? How Danish cohousing values of the 1960s have been appropriated by today's over-saturated market. Our hyggeligt cohousing community, Lange Eng, still stands strong and The Financial Times got a look-in.
A quick flick through our big art book
Hand luggage dimensions and travel-ready - available at the two official bookshops of the Venice Biennale and the Danish Association of Architects online store.
Dorte Mandrup on the infinite scale of the arctic landscape
For human beings, the freedom of infinite space is daunting. Environments like the Arctic offer the experience of being surrounded by endless space. Conditions here are tough. Extreme cold, wind, snow and ice are all normal features of daily life and if not prepared, existence is harsh.
Champagne brunch at Roskilde Festival
Friday funday for the whole office! A sun-filled opportunity to meet and greet clients and spend some quality time with colleagues.
Sound, light and colour from the Arctic
If you've not had the chance to visit yet, watch a timelapse of our exhibit at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2018 online. (Open to visitors in Venice until November 2018).
A “kindred spirit” to Finn Juhl himself, Dorte Mandrup receives this year’s Finn Juhl award
Substandard social housing norms
Dorte speaks out about the unambitious social housing in Denmark which ironically, isn't very social at all.
A refreshing cleanse for Carlsberg's old Mineral Water Factory
Retaining its dance-hall charm from days past, the Mineral Water Factory at Carlsberg Byen gets a new lease of life.
The Mandrup Mobile's 1st road trip - Folkemødet 2018
A sunny four days in Bornholm, where Dorte spoke about the rules and regulations of social housing today and how these standards are outdated, in favor of spaces where people should be able to meet people - much like Folkemødet!
Is Dorte Mandrup UNESCO’s Favorite Architect?
Challenging sites are no challenge in our eyes - UNESCO protected sites are notoriously full of architectural challenges, but we're more about troubleshooting than trouble-seeking.
Taking FREESPACE to an Arctic extreme
A Wadden Sea trilogy
Work on the Icefjord Centre is underway
Dorte discloses her surprise and gratitude towards the Biennale
Dorte Mandrup expresses our Biennale excitement.
Invited to the Biennale Architettura 2018
Wood, steel, timber and glass in the Greenlandic landscape
The RIBA judges pay us a visit
Another UNESCO project coming up - this time in Wilhelmshaven
Sold out! Faster than ever before - Vidensfestival 2018
Dorte Mandrup invited to share her knowledge speaking at this year's festival.
Lighting buffs fortheloveoflight getting it right
Well deserved success for the acclaimed lighting team behind our Wadden Sea Centre in Ribe.
Sex and power - leaving no leaf unturned
Dorte Mandrup on power and sexual harassment in the most recent LEAF review.
Do beautiful architecture and knowledge go hand-in-hand?
Museums are consistently on the RIBA hit list says Lonely Planet - the Wadden Sea Centre in Ribe included.
What is the global impact of Nordic architects?
Powerful women in high places
Dorte Mandrup leaps 243 places in Dezeen's Hot List 2017.
‘Architect’ isn’t gender specific, and doesn’t need to be
Dorte talking sense in Dezeen's top 10 architecture and design quotes of 2017.
Longlisted for precision-cut thatch
The Wadden Sea Centre in Ribe is among "the worlds…most impressive architectural talent" says RIBA.
Kind words from Arkitekten
Our considered choice of materials for The Wadden Sea Centre in Ribe gaining gratitude in Arkitekten Vol. 119.
CNN on our Salling Tower of Aarhus!
Initially published by Phaidon and reiterated by CNN, the Salling Tower is evidently worth the visit.
Art, Design and Architecture Award goes to Dorte Mandrup
The BESTSELLER cat is out of the bag
Dezeen's "50 inspirational female architects” list met with critique
An English-inspired Residence in Hørsholm
On show "Art of Many - The Right to Space"
A future built on tradition - The Wadden Sea Centre opens its doors
IKEA Hubhult is good and green
Sundbyøster Hall II nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award
Double without the trouble - another UNESCO site on the books
An energy efficient Hubhult? IKEA's new office nominated by BREEAM
The National Bank loans a helping hand
The traditional nuclear family is no more
Dorte discussing what dictates the way we build today at the OBOS Housing Conference 2016.