Entasis (company)

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Spinderiet glass roof.jpg
Practice information
Key architects Christian Cold
Signe Cold
Founded 1996
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Significant works and honors
Buildings Spinderiet (1997)
Projects Carlsberg masterplan

Entasis is an award-winning Danish architecture firm based in Copenhagen. It takens its name from the Greek word for tension.


Entasis was founded by Christian and Signe Cold in 1996. Their first building, a new main entrance for Copenhagen Zoo, was awarded the AIA Prize 'Best Building in Europe 1998'.[1]

In 2007 the firm won the high-profile open international competition for the redevelopment of the former Carlsberg brewery site in Copenhagen, with a proposal which, in reaction to Modernist planning, relied on dense, Medieval town centres for inspiration. An emphasis on physical density and the human scale are characteristic of their work.[2] The same trend is seen in their entry for the Søtorvet competition in Silkeborg which they won in 2010.[3]

Selected projects[edit]

  • Main entrance, Copenhagen Zoo, Copenhagen (1998)
  • Kildeskovshallen, Gentofte, Copenhagen (2000)
  • Svanemøllen auditorium building, Danish Defense Academy, Copenhagen (2000)
  • 124 houses, Trekroner, Denmark (2002)
  • Parish Council building, Riga, Latvia (2003)
  • Emaljehaven housing, 2004
  • 50+ housing, Ørestad, Copenhagen (2005)
  • Carlsberg masterplan, Copenhagen (2007)
  • Spinderiet, Valby, Copenhagen (2007)
  • Søtorvet masterplan, Silkeborg, Denmark (2010)



  1. ^ "Entasis". e-architects. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  2. ^ "A city for the people". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Byens Have vandt arkitektkonkurrence om Søtorvet" (in Danish). Silkeborg. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Our city - our urban spaces by Entasis". World Architecture Festival. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 

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