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Reuse, recycle, reduce: Pink Pandora goes green

Designed to look like the Danish brand’s famous bracelet with charms, one of Pandora’s two jewellery-making facilities in Thailand, is located just under an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai in Lamphun, Northern Thailand. A circular roof construction makes for the bracelet, while connected buildings resemble charms. Despite being white, the facilities are green and…

Ramboll acquires Singaporean consultant Web Structures

Danish consulting engineer Ramboll has announced the acquisition of Singaporean consultant Web Structures, which specialises in design and engineering services for high-rise buildings, on 7 January 2020. The deal will allow Ramboll to expand to its 4,500 payroll with 120 designers and engineers based in offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and London. Web Structures…

Helsinki Biennial 2020 takes place in a UNESCO world heritage site

Biennial Art Festival in Helsinki will take place in a former military base by the sea to reflect on artistic theme of preserving history and moving towards nature conservation future. The location of the inaugural Helsinki Biennial is itself a talking point: Vallisaari is one of more than 300 islands off the coast of Helsinki…

Danish architecture studio created a Christmas theme park and filled Central Embassy Bangkok with the spirit of the season

Danish architecture studio BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) together with Central Embassy mall, home of selected luxury brands in Bangkok are giving back joy to their visitors with a Christmas-themed architectural park and the world longest Christmas ribbon to celebrate the spirit of the season. Big studio was originally started in  Copenhagen. Their creative works of…

Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore had a fun day with children from Touch community services

H.E. Mrs Dorte Bech Vizard, Danish Ambassador to Singapore invited 17 kids from Touch Community Services for a tour around Garden by the bay’s Flower Dome to see the Nordic Poinsettia Wishes and tell the stories behind Danish Christmas traditions and togetherness on 19th December 2019. The day ended at the Ambassador’s residence where everybody…

Finland signed MOU to build carbon neutral municipalities in Vietnam

Finnish Ministry of the Environment’s Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Institute of Natural Resources and Environment Training on the building of carbon neutral municipalities (HINKU) and held a consultation seminar on the project, in Hanoi on 16th December 2019 Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam said at…

Satu Vuorio – A Finnish designer in Hong Kong

Mid-Levels. That is the rather unimaginative name given to the residential area half-way up Hong Kong’s famously steep Victoria Peak. Residents enjoy the use of the world’s longest outdoor escalator system which takes them down to bustling Central in the mornings but changes direction after 10.00 am. Unfortunately the escalator was in some state of…

IKEA opens second outlet in Sentul city, Indonesia

Ikea Indonesia opened its second outlet in Sentul City, Bogor, West Java on 28th November 2019. The intention is to open two more outlets in 2020, one in Cakung, East Jakarta and another in Bandung as part of their long-term expansion plan in Indonesia. Patrik Lindvall, a Swedish counterpart of PT Hero Supermarket’s board of…

LEGO Singapore invited all to play at National Design Centre

The Danish Lego Group partnered up with National Design Centre,  DesignSingapore, Participate in Design, as well as the Infocomm Media Development Authority, to host the first ever “Build The Change” event from 21-28 November at the National Design Centre. With an emphasis on learning through play, the themes for the Build The Change Event is…