‘Possible Spaces’: the new BLOX in Copenhagen and other 4 projects show that Danish architecture is multidisciplinary and sustainable

Denmark participates in the Biennale (open until 25 November 2018) with the installation Possible Spaces , curated by Natalie Mossin and commissioned by Kent Martinussen, CEO of the DAC (Danish Architecture Center) of Copenhagen.

Padiglione Danimarca, 2018[(Photo Rasmus Hjortshøj, Courtesy DAC]Curator Natalie Mossin, to answer the theme Freespace, decided to present a selection of Danish projects that show that innovation is not an end in itself but a tool to move from the idea of change to the implementation of new sustainable solutions.

BLOX [Photo Rasmus Hjortshøj, 2018 Courtesy BLOX]
This is why the BLOX is exhibited: a new multidisciplinary building for architecture, design and sustainable development designed by OMA and funded by philanthropic association Realdania, inaugurated this year in Copenhagen, that hosts the DAC, the BLOXHUB and various creative organizations.

‘Possible Spaces”’ Padiglione Danimarca, 2018 [Photo Rasmus Hjortshøj, Courtesy DAC]
The other four projects presented at the Danish Pavilion are the Nyt Svinkløv Badehotel by Praksis Arkitekter, the Virgin Hyperloop One by BIG, the Material Based Method K2 by CITA and the Albertslund Syd by Vandkunsten Architects. All of them tread new paths to answer the challenges of society, mobility and the building industry, showing how we can approach a sustainable development through the cooperation of professionals in different fields. These works show some of the strengths of Danish architectural tradition: the collaboration among different disciplines and a special focus on sustainability. [Text: Arianna Callocchia]

‘Possible Spaces’, Padiglione Danimarca, 2018 [Photo Italo Rondinella, Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia]