UiWE is Urgent.Agency

UiWE has merged with a great design team lead by Mads Quistgaard to form Urgent Agency. With Urgent Agency we’re bringing the culture and design expertise from UiWE to a new level. We continue to improve relations between people and spaces, but the new agency allows us to create stronger solutions in the field between urban planning, business and technology. At the end of the day, we are eager to address urgent issues by integrating deep skills and real interdisciplinarity. UiWE’s activities will continue with existing clients for some time, but new projects are realized in Urgent Agency. Read more at Urgent.Agency

BRANDx(Place) – International place branding conference

Christian together with his new partner in crime, Mads Quistgaard, are co-organizing (and talking at) the BRAND x Place branding conference at Design School Kolding May 29th. On the agenda is the relations between place and identity. Bruce Mau Design and Snøhetta and other fine people are coming. Entrance is free and you’re invited! 

Culture design at the DFM yearly conference

January 29th, Christian and Thomas Nissen from PostNord were keynote speakers at Danish Facility Management yearly conference in Copenhagen. We did a collaborative presentation about our social and spatial upgrade of the international mail centre at CPH airport. We were exited to experience a genuine interest in culture design approaches to work place improvement and look forward to continue developing our work in the field.

We’re building urgent matters

In December we got great company at the office! Mads Quistgaard, renowned designer and former creative director at the classic design agency Kontrapunkt, moved in. Together with architect Ali Tabatabai and photographer Ted Fahn, we’re now building a new company constellation, integrating culture analysis, design, identity and innovation strategy. We are partnering up because we admire each other’s skills and share the experience: that truly value-creating solutions are born by bringing different practices together. We look forward to collaborate with old and new partners and clients, bringing the best ideas into action.

Exploring digital communication in public space

How can urban spaces be used for public and cultural communication? How can new types of digital communication in public signage be designed in the most efficient and appropriate manner? UiWE have completed an analysis for the municipality of Helsingør, looking into best practices and examples from Denmark and internationally. The analysis is to pave the ground for Helsingør’s coming investment in urban communication.

Topshop upgrade

We are upgrading the façade communication and lighting in Topshop on Strøget. The aim is to make the shop more inviting and accessible. Go do you Christmas shopping – and check it out.­­ The intervention is based on a thorough analysis of the users’ experience of the Topshop shops. Out interventions include new lamps, new signage as well as concepts for the future interior development.

Kaliningrad development strategies

Throughout the fall UiWE has been engaged in several projects in Kaliningrad, Russia. We have led a series of workshops with local stakeholders and carved out development strategies for Kaliningrad Zoo, Kaliningrad Yacht Club and the town of Ozyorsk.

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Copenhagen Future Workshop

We’ve organized a new type of citizens meeting: Copenhagen Future Workshop. The Mayor of Copenhagen, great architects and developers and a few hundred young Copenhageners chipped in with ideas.
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Copenhagen new lighting master plan

UiWE has worked with French lighting company Citelum in developing the new lighting master plan for Copenhagen Municipality. We have developed strategies and concepts to use light as means to promote a more sustainable, safe, social and culturally rich city experience.
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User experience for drug users

Together with PLH Architects, UiWE prepared the building program for a new drug-using facility for the City of Copenhagen. We are looking at improving the user experience for drug users, program and layout of the building, focusing on ensuring a safe, calm and generous environment for users, staff and neighbors.
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