News

Makassar School
11th April, 2014
AG5 together with their partners PDW have been engaged by the private school corporation Madania to design a new school in Makassar, on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Madania school programme was established in 2005 in response to focus on education and welfare. The curriculum is Islamic and focuses on a holistic, inclusive and sustainable teaching environment. The project includes 12 kindergarten classes, 24 school classes, gymnasium and swimming pool.   The building design takes social sustainability as its departure point. Passive cooling and self-shading principles determine the form, building heights and courtyard sizes. Natural day-lighting and ventilation also minimise energy usage and traditional building techniques are employed in a modern version to make construction by local tradesmen possible and allow for naturally ventilated classrooms without resorting to air-conditioning.
Caviar House & Prunier, Copenhagen Airport
1st April, 2014
Caviar House & Prunier celebrated their re-opening at Copenhagen airport with a new concept to support their existing Seafood Bar. AG5 has developed two new units: a Sushi bar and a (Caviar) Sandwich bar in elegant walnut veneer, corian surfaces and backlit images to highlight the extremely high quality of these products. Caviar House occupies a prime position at the airport and this design will serve as a prototype for future developments.
Hummeltoftevej 49-51, Sorgenfri
12th March, 2014
AG5, in cooperation with DATEA and MOE, have completed a design catalogue and construction documentation of different options for a comprehensive renovation and energy retrofit of a commercial building: Hummeltoftevej 49-51. The 8,700 m2 building was originally designed for use by a single company but is now being converted into multiple leases and adapted to their different functional and user needs. A completely new glass entrance formed as a crystal contains a shared reception and meeting facilities. Facades and windows are being replaced with new low energy panes and with sound reduction. The roof will be highly insulated and new light fixtures, heating and cooling installations will also contribute to a considerable reduction of energy use. Canteen and meeting facilities will be upgraded and new fitness rooms with facilities established.
Gran Rubina Energy Efficiency
6th February, 2014
Construction is well underway for the first of 3 energy efficient office towers in Jakarta, Indonesia. Each building will use 30% less energy than a conventional tower due to focus on building orientation, sun-shading, insulating façade elements, energy and water re-use. The image shows a test fin being mounted as part ofthe façade concept. AG5 and their partners PDW have used the first of the towers as a pilot project involving Building Information Modeling (BIM) and energy simulations. The second tower is currently in the design process where BIM is employed to test façade designs optimizing self-shading principles.
New School - Kildevældsskolen
27th January, 2014
Ground breaking for an addition to Kildevælds school in Copenhagen has recently taken place.  The project includes two kindergarten classrooms for special needs pupils, an activity room and supporting facilities.  AG5 is main consultant and has designed the building to be raised over the existing school courtyard, providing a visual connection with the rest of the school and its activities, whilst at the same time providing necessary solitude for optimal learning conditions. AG5 and engineers, Jens-Peter Madsen Consulting, have designed an intricate steel structure forming the framework of the iconic building. Ason has won the contract and completion is scheduled for late May 2014.    
Carlsberg
14th January, 2014
In conjunction with large renovation of the Taste unit at Arlanda, AG5 has designed Sweden’s first flagship bar and lounge for Carlsberg. The design takes elements of Carlsberg’s brand and interprets them in as unique 3D forms using concealed lighting to create effect and atmosphere. In 2014 AG5 will also design two new units at Arlanda plus a new Nordic restaurant at Helsinki’s airport.
Grand opening of Frederiksberg-sports halls
26th November, 2013
Following an intensive 8 month building period, new club room areas and 8 new changing and shower facilities are now ready for use. In addition, major renovations of the existing changing rooms have also been completed as part of the project. The main feature of the new building is the expansion of the sports cafe and the large south facing terrace facing the sports fields, both of which will be the central social gathering spaces for all club members and guests. Mayor Jørgen Glenthøj inaugurated the new facilities at the grand opening ceremony on nov.1 
Willis, Denmark
14th November, 2013
Rundforbivej 303, Nærum is the address for Willis Denmark’s new headquarters after moving into Aberdeen Asset Managers newly renovated building. AG5 as main consultant, together with Lars Ørtoft engineering, Wissenberg and Thing and Brandt landscape, have completed a major renovation of the building ensuring that the 6,100m2 was modernised in terms of energy usage and bespoke workplace design.The building will now be used as a model for future Willis tenancies. Willis will present their premises to international employees in conjunction with their house-warming.   
Study Trip
5th November, 2013
AG5 was recently in Chicago studying the works of old masters such as Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. Here we are photographed at the Farnsworth House which is just as impressive as when it was conceived in 1945. Like all masterworks it took 6 years to build and not before Philip Johnson has been heavily inspired for his Glass House.The study trip was also an opportunity for our two new employees Lau Johannsen and Mathew Brown to be integrated into the team. Lau comes to us from PLH and will be project leader on our new projects and Mathew is a constructing architect from KEA employed after completing his internship with us last year.