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
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.
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.
7th October, 2013
AG5 has designed new office facilities for Proinfo in Aberdeen Asset Manager's Business House on Helgeshøj Allé, Taastrup. The project involves modernising the building in terms of ventilation, daylight optimisation and workplace design. The tenancy will be completely renovated and include a mixture of cellular offices, open plan work spaces and meeting rooms accommodating Proinfo's requirements.
Rebæk Søpark energy renovation
18th September, 2013
Construction of the new façade and roof is in full progress at Rebæk Søpark student housing. The building is home to a community of Danish and international students studying in the greater Copenhagen area. The building was originally built in 1966 with 361 rooms and supporting functions with a total gross area of 11,308 m2. In addition to the aesthetic lift, the facades and roof will reduce yearly energy costs by introducing added insulation and more energy efficient windows. A large photovoltaic system will also be installed on the roof, which will cover approx. 15% of the College's electricity consumption. Construction is due to be completed in December 2013
Gran Rubina Energy Efficiency
30th May, 2013
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. 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.
House in Genolier, Switzerland
12th April, 2013
AG5 together with Swiss based architect Per Nielsen has been commissioned to design a new residential building in Genolier, Switzerland. The site is located a half hours drive from central Geneva and offers a south east sloping terrain with views over Lake Geneva. The project brief calls for a double house that gives the impression of a single family dwelling. It will adhere to strict local building codes and design regulations, whilst integrating Danish design aesthetics, with emphasis on space, light, and materials. The building is to be constructed from a combination of in-situ concrete and massive timber elements.
AG5 in Indonesia
7th April, 2013
In the latest edition of Export Focus – the Foreign Ministry’s Trade Council Magazine - Marc Wilson is interviewed about AG5’s Green Building projects in Indonesia. The Trade Minister Pia Olsen Dyhr was recently on-site as part of a Danish business delegation exploring possibilities in Indonesia. In September last year ground breaking of the first high-rise occurred. The project named Gran Rubina comprises a total of 150,000m2 of offices, retail and housing space. Both during construction and in operation the focus is on minimising energy usage and maximising the use of public spaces. The project is designed in collaboration with the local partner PDW and is supported by Danida’s Business to business programme.
New Look – CPH Job Centres
4th April, 2013
The first of a series of new look Job Centres have opened in central Copenhagen. AG5, JL Engineering and Punktum Design won the competition last year to redesign Copenhagen’s job centres with focus on integration of digital media. The physical space has a major influence on how people interact with each other and how well they function both individually and collectively. Therefore the design focused on three main aspects: clarity of space and signage, quality materials such as solid recycled timber to reflect trust and solidity, and acoustics to provide privacy and a calming environment. Jakon A/S has been responsible for producing the series of modular elements that comprise 90% of a fit-out thus reducing construction on site as the centres are fully operational during the retrofit. The wooden surfaces of the elements are oiled and waxed so as all our 5 senses are bought into play: hearing, sight, sound, smell and touch.