These days we are asking ourselves at WE architecture whether the building industry can protect our common resources instead of wearing them down. If ambitious architecture change the building industry for the common good - we hope so. In October, WE Architecture received 200.000 DKK from the Danish Arts foundation (Statens Kunstfond) to develop a construction system based on papier mâché in collaboration with an Italian inventor who has developed a new papier mâché method, where recycled paper is treated with state-of-the-art technology making it non-inflammable and water-resistant. The ambition is to build a house entirely out of recycled wood and paper. It will be 100% biodegradable, while also demonstrating extraordinary qualities that the papier mâché material provides, as for example its translucency and super lightweight construction.Read More
Last week we were breaking ground on the first project within the framework agreement for Boligselskabet Sjælland. Tofteengen, 44 housing units north of Roskilde, will be the first project constructed within our unique building system based on prefabricated wooden modules developed by our team consisting of WE architecture, Mangor & Nagel, Holmsgaard engineers and Danhaus a/s. Mayor of Roskilde, Joy Mogensen, gave the opening speech where she put the project into the perspective of the future development of Roskilde Municipality. Could this site, today surrounded by open fields, maybe in the future be a part of a new city ring around Roskilde?Read More
Atlas of the Copenhagens explores the urban territories of Copenhagen and their connection to terms like livable cities and sustainability in a series of maps, information graphics and text. The book is coedited by WE Partner Marc Jay in collaboration with many others and was just this Friday awarded with the prestigious Lille Arne Award at the Danish Architects’ Association.Read More
Recently the whole office went on a study trip to visit, explore and discuss our buildings. The purpose of this was to get a common understanding and insight of the buildings and furthermore to get a shared professional developing experience. Everybody joined the trip – from interns and assistants to project leaders and partners. We visited Roskilde Campus, Mariehøj and Bavnehøj and discussed both the qualities but also the many challenges of constructing the buildings.Read More
The public debate about how we handle the development of the country's ghettos is up and running in the wake of the government's adoption of the ghettoplan. Both Jyllandsposten and Arkitekten are currently running articles concerning the development of Gellerupparken in Aarhus. WE Architects have, in cooperation with JaJa Arkitekter, developed the masterplan for the future Gellerup.Read More
There are exciting ideas and ambitious plans emerging in the small town of Slotsbjergby, South of Slagelse, Denmark. Here the school will be expanded with a day care center in the future and form a new local activity center inviting the local community in to create new synergies across age - evolving the school to a Life and Learning Center.Read More
WE just received Børsen’s Gazelle award 2018. It is a great pleasure to receive recognition for the growth that WE has performed and worked hard to attain the past couple of years.Read More
WE is looking for new interns for the spring semester. Be a part of a young, dynamic office in growth, creating original architecture focusing on quality.
The office is seeking motivated and qualified architect interns for the spring semester, from February through to summer 2019.
WE Architecture is an upcoming small office with a constant income of exciting projects. These range widely from interior design, architecture and urban design to the development of concepts and visionary ideas, with special experience of residential and cultural buildings…Read More
As WE are getting more and more new exciting projects, ranging from interior design to building architecture and urban planning, we are now looking for an architect to fill a leading position in our competition and sketching department.Read More
Dreyers Fond and the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) have joined forces to create a showroom at BLOX, the new gathering point for Danish architecture, design and new ideas. The showroom is a staircase gallery, showing the next wave of Danish architecture - told and conveyed by a number of talented and distinguished young Danish architectural companies.
Dreyers Fond supports projects and initiatives whose purpose is to promote architectural development and interaction with society. As a recipient of the Dreyers Fond’s grant WE got the opportunity to show our work at BLOX to the outside world and thereby gain a voice in the debate about new Danish architecture and its contribution to society’s development.Read More
WHO ARE WE?
WE is a young innovative architectural office based in Copenhagen. Our name WE Architecture comes from the philosophy that architecture is not the result of only one person’s stroke of genius. WE believe that the best results occur through teamwork and transdisciplinary networks. You will become a part of our creative PR and communication team and work closely with our communication, PR and PQ manager, who will be your daily contact person…Read More
Last Thursday WE opened our exhibition at BLOX after 4 intensive days of construction. The turnout was great and we are pleased how well the exhibition was welcomed.
The exhibition is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm and on Thursdays from 10 am to 9 pm. Come explore our projects, engage in a conversation with our architects or simply hang out, drink coffee and read a book.Read More
Come and join our exhibition opening “WE” Thursday the 18th of October at 4 pm at Dreyers Architecture Gallery in BLOX, where we will offer a drink. We look forward to seeing you!
Join the conference, The Big Projects, in Roskilde the 13th of December and get an inspiring morning in company with WE Architecture among others.
In the fall, WE entered a 4-year framework contract in collaboration with Boligselskabet Sjælland, Danhaus, Mangor & Nagel, Holmsgaard Ingeniører and Plan+Landskab. The contract is based on a new building technique in Denmark that comprises at least 250 common wooden houses with a total budget of 500 mio. kr. The building system uses sustainable materials combined with an efficient construction method and provides a wide range of typologies. This allows the finished houses to be affordable and adaptable for any site.Read More
Celebrating the best technical innovation, design and service from across the worldwide construction and property industries, Build Awards has named Bavnehøj Allé as Denmark's Best Housing Design Project and thereby awarding WE Architecture with the prize as Most Innovative Architectural Design Firm 2018.
The project seeks to set new standards for youth housing through the use of rough and natural materials. The aim is to give a more personalized user experience than the one we see in most new housing settlements. The house is constructed as a concrete building with wood as a predominant visual element giving warmth and rusticness both inside and outside.
See the entire project here
"We believe that the common thought can tie communities, partnerships and social sustainability together", says Sofie Brincker, architect from WE Architecture.
Timber houses have proven to be so successful that Boligselskabet Sjælland now almost doubles the number of new timber houses in the coming years. This happens with a new contract, which means 250 new rowhouses…Read More
This week partner Marc Jay has been invited to sit on the jury at the Bucharest Architecture Annual 2018 in Romania together with Juan Trias de Bes, Yoshihide Kobanawa, Jean-Paul Viguier and Marian Moiceanu.
The theme of this year's competition is 'Public utility' and it has the intention to identify the added-value that architects and architecture bring to contemporary urban life. A wide range of conferences, debates, events and workshops will focus on this direction of analysis during the week.
With this occasion, Marc is giving a lecture on further development of urban areas created in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
If you happen to be in Bucharest tonight at 6.30 pm, you should drop by and hear what he has to say!
Read more about the Bucharest Architecture Annual 2018 here
"Over the past few years we have witnessed dramatically rising housing prices in the larger Danish cities. At the same time, the refugee crisis and the increasing issues of crime in the so-called Ghetto areas have been sharply criticized by several government parties, resulting in the new Ghetto plan. But, could it be that these parallel trends may be each other’s solution?"
Read the debate about WE's reflections over the new ghetto plan and the plan for Gellerup in Byplan Nyt (page 19) here.
This week WE Architecture is on a study trip to Venice to visit the Biennale 2018. See you there!!
WE Architecture is looking for new constructing as well as competition architect interns for the fall semester. Be a part of a young, dynamic office in growth, creating original architecture focusing on quality.
Applicants should be available full-time for a minimum period of 5 months starting from August 2018. Experience in Revit will be highly valued along with Rhino and Adobe software.
To apply, please email CV and portfolio to email@example.com (max 10mb).