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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Dorte Mandrup receives The Kunstpreis Berlin - Jubiläumsstiftung 1848/1948, Architecture Section Award
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.
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.
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.
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.
Erfarne arkitekter og konstruktører søges til voksende Dorte Mandrup team
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.
A “kindred spirit” to Finn Juhl himself, Dorte Mandrup receives this year’s Finn Juhl award
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!
Taking FREESPACE to an Arctic extreme
Dorte discloses her surprise and gratitude towards the Biennale
Dorte Mandrup expresses our Biennale excitement.
Wood, steel, timber and glass in the Greenlandic landscape
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.
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.
‘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.