Heimdalsgade 35, baghuset 3. Sal, 2200 København N, Denmark
JAJA means Yes Yes! It represents our approach to architecture, which is not about a defined architectural style but rather an optimistic curiosity that explores all the possibilities that architecture can be.
Our approach is based on all projects having several needs, scopes, limitations and potentials. Some are obvious others contradictory but all relevant. Instead of eliminating opportunities and separating parameters in a project, we strive to find a solution that combined will create something meaningful for the individual while contributing to the community.
JAJA is involved in several projects spanning from large urban plans to small buildings. We are driven to explore the potentials of architecture and its intrinsic meaning to our surroundings. Our thorough and analytical approach enables us to work freely with all types of projects, independent of scale, function and complexity. Our goal is simple, we want to create beautiful and functional solutions which harmonize with the distinct qualities of the specific location.
JAJA was founded in 2008 in Copenhagen and is headed by Jakob S. Christensen, Kathrin S. Gimmel and Jan Y. Tanaka, an international collective from Norway, Switzerland, Japan and Denmark. Since then, JAJA has distinguished itself as one of the leading young architectural companies of the country, winning a number of competitions in Denmark and Norway.
– GAME Streetmekka Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark, 2018
– Gasoline Grill, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018
– Almenbolig+ housing and landscape, Greater Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017
– P-hus + Konditaget Lüders, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016
– Transformation of Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, Lønstrup, Denmark, 2016
– Harboøre Activity Landscape, Harboøre, Denmark, 2015
Works in Progress
– Glyngøre Fjord House and Harbour Plan, Glyngøre, Denmark, 2018
– Vrå Learning Forest, Vrå, Denmark, 2017
– Nyborg Castle, Nyborg, Denmark, 2016
– New Church in Sydhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016
– Urbanplanen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016
Project selected for Archmarathon: P-hus + Konditaget Lüders