A wide range of people and organisations supports House of Peace
Without the help of a number people and organisations, it wouldn't have been possible to carry the dream of House of Peace so far.
Who has helped make it happen?
The project (already included in the district’s local development plan) is supported by the City Council. Lord Mayor Frank Jensen has personally expressed his support of the project. The City Architect of Copenhagen has lent the team his support, helping to see that the vision behind the project will be achieved.
HOPE has formal approval from CPH City & Port Development of the ideal location for the proposed construction and building, namely in Nordhavnen (North Harbour). Set in the middle of the North Harbour, the project will be the vehicle for the city’s ambitious development plans. The building, with its location next to UN City, will be the first sight on approaching Copenhagen’s harbour by sea. With its central location in what will be a newly constructed part of the city, the building will also be visible from all public and main traffic junctions in the area.
From Design competition to realisation
In 2005, the private philanthropic organisation Real Dania financed a preliminary analysis. The purpose of the analysis was to investigate whether the HOPE project met the actual needs of Copenhagen, hence the North Harbour area, and to analyse how feasible the project was. The analysis concluded that House of Peace could be carried out, whereupon a design competition for the actual building was organised.
During the design competition, HOPE was fortunate to receive help from many sides. The competition was prepared by House of Peace and anchored in a steering committee comprised by representatives from the board of HOPE, CPH City & Port Development, the Municipality of Copenhagen, Ramboll A/S and others.
The competition department of the Danish Architects' Association assisted with the competition process. In 2014, Junya Ishigami og Svendborg Architects were announced as the winners with their proposal, The Cloud.
The overall management of the project is being carried out in collaboration with Ramboll, who has offered its project consultancy services on a complimentary basis.
All HOPE board members are voluntarily committed to HOPE.
"HOPE is an exciting project, who will get a great location in the new town of Copenhagen, Nordhavn. An initiative such as HOPE is a prize, a gift for the city of Copenhagen, and I hope it will create life and chances for new experiences in the area."
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