World architecture day

Today is the World Architecture Day. World Architecture Day was created by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and is celebrated on the first Monday of October. The aim of the architecture day is to celebrate architects that are designing and building our common environment and to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of our cities and settlements.

Each year organisations around the world participate in the World Architecture Day by setting up a number of events and activities, such as exhibitions, panel discussions, conferences and more. All activities are linked to the current year’s theme, which is announced by the International Union of Architects. The theme for 2016 is “Design a Better World”. The theme aims to remind about the global challenges and highlights the essential role of design in enhancing the quality of life. “Design a Better World” promotes the power of architecture to cope with climate change and contribute to the creation of strong, safe and productive communities.

The Architecture Day activities around Copenhagen can be found here.

Photo credit: arkitekt foreningen

Photo credit: Arkitektforeningen

Copenhagen wins a special prize for urban life quality

Our home city Copenhagen has won a Special Recognition Prize for sustainable urban development strategy. The jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, held in Barcelona, decided to create a special prize in order to recognize Copenhagen’s commitment to ensure a good quality of urban life.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a competition organized by European institutions with the aim to encourage the recovery projects and defense of public space in cities. Several finalists from Copenhagen showed great determination to create comfortable urban surroundings for citizens, showing city’s commitment to the quality of urban life. As a result, the jury decided to introduce a special category to acknowledge Copenhagen city as a role model in sustainable urban development and innovation, related to such issues as water management and sustainable mobility.



Decona accepted to Vitus programme

Great news! Decona was selected to participate in Vitus Programme, which is The Trade Council’s programme for Danish companies with a high global expansion potential. Launched in 2010 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the programme targets small and medium-sized Danish companies that have a high international growth potential and have the ability and determination to expand globally. Our focus for this year is New York and we are excited to see what it leads to.

Photo credit: YOSHIO TOMII

Photo credit: YOSHIO TOMII

Our designer wins the Young Talent Award

Happy news – our designer Morten Grønning Nielsen has won the Danish Design Award in the “Young Talent” category with his independent project “Happaratus” .

The Danish Design Award focuses on the value and impact of design. Young Talent Award is given to outstanding talents under 30 years old, who exemplify the Nordic design tradition.  Happaratus is a disruptive tool which makes it possible to manually shape hard materials such as stone and wood with more sensitivity. The Happaratus “power glove” extends the capabilities of the hand as a sculpting tool and links innovation back to Scandinavian crafts traditions.







Decona’s brand new office space

Decona has a brand new office. The new office is located on the 6th floor of the modern B!NGS centre. The B!NGS centre is placed in the old factory of Bing & Grøndahl – a porcelain factory which is now beautifully restored and turned into B!NGS conference center and progressive office building. The office is within walking distance from the city center and has a stunning view of Copenhagen, which makes Monday mornings way better.


Photo credit: B!NGS

Photo credit: B!NGS



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