Dan Stubbergaard: “A good city is the extension of your living room”
Şişecam Flat Glass hosted Dan Stubbergaard, the founder and creative director of COBE, at the event held at İş Sanat Cultural Center.
Designer of various award-winning projects thanks to his unique approach in architecture, Dan Stubbergaard shared his architectural perspective and experience gained in COBE's projects with architects, designers, sector professionals and architecture students. Dan Stubbergaard's presentation titled "Our Urban Living Room" was attended by almost 1000 architects and architecture students.
Adding momentum to the building sector with its innovative products, Şişecam Flat Glass has held the third "T Meetings" on 10 May 2017, Wednesday at İş Sanat Cultural Center under the slogan of “Transparent Face of Architecture”.
Organized by Şişecam Flat Glass, the leader of Turkish flat glass market and Europe's biggest producer, in cooperation with Arkitera Architecture Center, the event hosted Dan Stubbergaard, the founder and creative director of COBE, this year. The conference attended by architects, designers and sector professionals brought together the leading names in the world of architecture and construction. During his presentation titled "Our Urban Living Room" prepared specifically for T Meetings, Dan Stubbergaard shared his architectural perspective and experience related to the recent projects of COBE.
At the event attended by 1000 architects and architecture students, Dan Stubbergaard expressed his pleasure in the attention shown to the event. As a designer of many award-winning projects and a well-known figure in the field of design and architecture, Dan Stubbergaard talked about how people's and communities' problems can be solved by architecture. Highlighting that fast urbanization changes life styles, Dan Stubbbergaard said: "Istanbul is the best example of growing urban transformation. Each city has to offer its own solutions. To ensure that your city is a well-planned one, you must be able to use it as an extension of your living room."
Noting that the world population will exceed 10 billion by 2030, Dan Stubbergaard commented: "The increasing urban population results in architectural democratization. The part architects and designers have to play will increase even further. As architects and urban planners, we believe that the demands of our target communities need to be fulfilled in consultation with them. This is what we are trying to do with every project."
In his presentation titled "Our Urban Living Room", Dan Stubbergaard noted that there are various difficulties and complex problems faced by cities and that design was the essential tool to overcome these challenges, and shared some examples from his projects with the participants.
In addition to his works in the field of architecture, Dan teaches architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and holds seminars about COBE's current projects at international conferences. The projects of COBE include Ragnarock (Roskilde, Denmark), Frederiksvej Kindergarten (Frederiksberg, Denmark), Nørreport Station (Copenhagen, Denmark), Forfatterhuset Kindergarten (Copenhagen, Denmark), Porsgrunn Maritime Museum (Porsgrunn, Norway), The Library (Copenhagen, Denmark), Israels Plads (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Taastrup Theater (Taastrup, Denmark).
Some of the awards he won so far:
- 2016 WAN (World Architecture News) Transportation Awards – Nørreport Station project
- 2015 ICONIC Award – Winner: Visionary Architecture / Adidas Meet & Eat
- 2015 Dreyer Foundation – Dreyer Foundation’s Honorary Award
- 2015 MIPIM Award - Best Residential Development Krøyers Plads
- 2012 Nykredit Foundation - Nykredit’s Architecture Prize
- 2012 MIPIM Award - Best Refurbished Building / The Library
- 2011 Copenhagen Award for Architecture – Best Public Building / The Library
o 2006 The Golden Lion– Best National Pavilion – International Venice Biennale of Architecture
About Dan Stubbergaard
Founder and Creative Director of COBE Architects, Dan Stubbergaard studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. COBE, established in 2005 and the project manager of all projects, provides design and implementation services for projects ranging from strong-monumental structures to complex masterplans.
About Şişecam Flat Glass
Operating under the body of Şişecam Group, the global player of the glass industry, Şişecam Flat Glass is not only the Turkish flat glass market leader, but also has the distinction of being the largest producer of Europe. Carrying out its production activities in its Kırklareli, Mersin, Bursa and Ankara facilities in Turkey, as well as its facilities located in other 9 countries consisting of Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Italy, India and Egypt, Şişecam Flat Glass is the 5th largest flat glass manufacturer in the world.
Operating in four main product categories consisting of "architectural glass" (flat glass, patterned glass, mirror, laminated glass, coated glass), "automotive glass", "solar glass" and glass for home appliances, Şişecam Flat Glass serves many industries such as construction, automotive, energy, white goods, furniture and agriculture.
Meeting customers' expectations in its targeted markets, Şişecam Flat Glass carries out its activities by increasing its competitiveness with its qualified and high-quality products, state-of-the-art technology, and its efforts focused on saving energy for environment protection.