23rd December, 2014
The developer PT. Triyasa Propertindo has engaged AG5 and PDW to design three condominium towers containing 850 apartments of various sizes in central Jakarta. Phase 1 will include apartments for medium income families in two of the towers. The second, phase tower 3, will be marketed for higher income groups. The building’s volume is broken down into smaller entities each containing a community of similar apartment typologies and each with access to large communal outdoor spaces; either on the podium roof, a series of sky gardens, or rooftop terrace. As a unique service to the condominium owners, the development will include a community laundry, sports and childcare facilities, communal rooms and even car washing facilities. The focus being on creating an environmentally and socially sustainable development where people can share the sporadically used facilities giving reductions in water and energy use and creating a sense of community. AG5 and PDW are already working closely on the Gran Rubina project for PT. Triyasa Propertindo, where energy reduction and maintenance costs are in focus.
AG5 awarded a framework contract with Copenhagen Airport
21st November, 2014
AG5 has been awarded a framework agreement for the contract part 1, with Copenhagen Airport. We look forward to be working with CPH over the next four years on a wide range of different projects. AG5 has been working at Copenhagen airport for 8 years already on a number of different food and beverage units for HMSHost, retail units for Kaufmann, Georg Jensen, Ralph Lauren and Ole Lynggaard. With this framework contract, we will be helping CPH directly with their projects up to a value of 10 million kroner. 24 million people pass through Copenhagen airport annually. The airport has plans to increase capacity to 40 million annual passengers.
13th November, 2014
TUC is creating a new educational center in Brøndby to train upcoming truck, bus and taxi drivers. The new facilities will include offices, classrooms and outdoor training areas. TUC, which offers training in all types of commercial driving, have a number of specific requirements for their future surroundings. Their vision is to combine their operations into a single, contemporary environment, including 1,800 m² of classrooms , 700 sq m of office / administration and 2500 m² of outdoor areas for truck and heavy traffic training. The new facility will serve up to 250 students and 80 employees daily.AG5 are architects and lead consultant on this project for their client Aberdeen Asset Management
2 ball courts
27th October, 2014
AG5 have designed a new type of multi-functional sports court for Region H of north Zealand. The aim of the new facility is to increase patient physical activity whilst decreasing the need for extra medication and restraints. The courts will be used for various ball games and has a playing height of 5m. The court itself is surrounded by a concrete plinth which sits into the existing landscape. A steel structure of galvanized steel pipes is mounted on the plinth. The design is neither horizontal nor vertical to minimize the sense of confinement. The construction is executed as a V- shaped sculpture. This form is a modular construction and is both stable and easy to install. AG5 is the architect and lead consultant on the project. The project was designed and documentet as a full BIM project Construction has commenced in both Hillerød and Helsingør.
World Architecture Festival
20th September, 2014
This year’s World Architecture Festival is taking place in Singapore from 1-3rd October. AG5 together with Gehl Architects, Adept, 3XN, SHL and Atelier Dreiseitl have been invited by the Danish Embassy to present and participate in a panel discussion themed “sustainable cities”. By taking examples from Copenhagen the panel will debate “Green and Liveable Solutions” before each practice presents a project of their own. Marc Wilson from AG5 will discuss and present methods for ensuring social sustainability in the Gran Rubina project currently under construction in Jakarta, and recently awarded for its sustainable features.
12th August, 2014
Mercedes Benz's Danish employees have recently celebrated the opening of their new workplace in Ørested. AG5 have created a design, which accommodates Danish workplace sensibilities and requirements, whilst maintaining corporate workplace standards. Mercedes employees can enjoy a new workplace flooded with natural light from a two story north facing glass façade. A centrally located core provides support facilities, including; quiet rooms, meeting rooms, kitchenette, copy room, toilets, storage, etc The core is highlighted with vertical wood strip cladding, which offers acoustic regulation together with acoustic dampening flooring, ceilings and furniture, all of which provide a comfortable work environment with low noise levels.
Taste of Scandinavia
6th August, 2014
Travelers leaving Arlanda airport in Stockholm no longer have to board their flights empty handed and hungry after the completion of two Taste of Scandinavia Express units. The original concept of Taste has been such a success for HMSHost that they commissioned AG5 to design a prototype for an Express unit in the airport’s wings. A small but important design challenge for the office as the units must be modular, easily set-up and recognizable as part of the overall brand promoting Scandinavian quality food and beverages.
16th June, 2014
AG5 has launched a booklet titled; "Re-think, transforming spaces" which describes how we work with existing buildings and the workplace. The book examines 12 cases where spaces, atmosphere, materials, and energy use of existing buildings are renewed for the benefit of users and workplace productivity. A limited number of copies of the book are available free of charge by contacting us at email@example.com
CEICAD Framework contract
15th May, 2014
AG5 has been awarded, together with Søren Jensen engineers (main consultant), Viegand & Maagøe, henrik-innovation and Hvenegaard, a CEICAD 4 year framework contract with the Capital Region of Denmark for energy optimisation of their buildings. The Capital Region of Denmark has on behalf of 11 city councils (Albertslund, Fredensborg, Frederikssund, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Gribskov, Hørsholm, Ishøj, Copenhagen, Lyngby-Taarbæk and Rudersdal) applied for and received funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for 15.8 million DKK to energy retrofit buildings in the region and councils for 460 million DKK.