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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
International Property Awards 2014-15
8th May, 2014
AG5 and PDW receive today the prestigious architecture award “International Property Awards 2014-15” in the Asia Pacific region for the first stage of a sustainable office complex in the Indonesian metropolis, Jakarta. "We are proud to have received the award and it is an important recognition for us as a practice. We are witnessing an increased interest in Asia for the way we in Denmark think and work with integrated energy design," says Marc Wilson, head of the project and partner in AG5. The high-rise building which AG5 and PDW have designed is called Gran Rubina Tower and is being built in the center of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta. The tower is the first phase of a planned 180,000 m2 office complex, which will be completed in 2018. The award winning tower has 23 floors and will use minimum 30 per cent less energy than conventional towers in the region.
Competence Centre for Inter-cultural Psychiatry
1st May, 2014
AG5 has delivered a new building for Psychiatric Centre Ballerup which will be used for Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry (ambulant treatment). A simple construction technique of slab, block walls and exposed timber trusses has been employed. Skylights have been used extensively to bring daylight to the building's hallways and conference rooms. The building will be used by 35 employees and a number of day-patients every day. AG5 have programmed and designed the building in close cooperation with the client, center management, personnel, operations department, other consultants and contractors.
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.