Lundgaard & Tranberg have just been pre-qualified to participate in the competition for a new library and theatre in Bodø, Norway. Applications were received from 30 international firms, with Lundgaard & Tranberg, Medplan Arkitekter AS, and CF Møller being pre-qualified, while Langdon Reis Architects Ltd., DRDH Architects Ltd. And General Architecture AB were pre-chosen.
Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects have been awarded the prestigious English architectural prize for the third year in a row.
The Royal Institute of British Architects has awarded the 2008 RIBA European Award for the new Royal Playhouse for “architectural excellence.” The office received the prize in 2006 for the Copenhagen Business School faculty building and in 2007 for Tietgen Dormitory.
The prize was awarded at a formal ceremony in London after a review of the projects by the RIBA jury, architects, and clients. Other award winners were internationally renowned names such as Zaha Hadid David Chipperfield, Grimshaw and Coop Himmelb(l)au, with Lundgaard & Tranberg being the only Danish winner.
The prize committee writes: "The Playhouse recieves the prize for an incredibly well undertaken project with a nordic tone which touches the senses, stomach and heart. It has been of great importance to the jury that the lighting is not an application, but an effective means to understand the architecture and to communicate the special life, magic and set design of the Playhouse."
The Royal Theatre´s new Playhouse, designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg, is officially inaugurated the 16th of February with the play Hamlet. The building is the first larger state financed building project in recent times which has met the budget and time schedule, and at the same time has realised all architectural visions in the project. "World class theatrical space" some reviewers have said about the building.