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.
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
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
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.