MECO is a recently established architecture practice based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
MECO stands for Mejeriet Copenhagen.
It is a project that joins forces between Louise Nedergaard Clausen, Daniel Correia Rodrigues and Tegnestuen Mejeriet, a well established practice located in the South of Denmark with offices in Kolding, Haderslev and Odense.
Louise is Danish, with international experience in small and large scale projects, including residential, office and civic buildings.
She studied Civil Engineering in Architecture at Aalborg University (2003-09) and worked as a trainee in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 2006 to 2008 (JDWA, Neutelings Riedijk Architects and Döll Architects).
From 2010 to 2017 Louise worked at Foster and Partners in London, UK. She participated in the development of a large master plan and residential scheme, retail and office renovation and a group of museums.
Furthermore, she worked as an associate on a large transportation hub.
In collaboration with Tegnestuen Mejeriet Louise designed and completed the renovation of a private residence located in the South of Denmark.
Daniel is a Portuguese architect with experience in civic, master planning, landscape and residential projects.
He studied architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon (1996-2002) and qualified as an Architect in 2002.
Daniel worked in Lisbon, as a trainee and architect, between 2000 and 2004 (Baixa Atelier and CVDB).
From 2004 to 2010 he worked in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Alsop Architects, Erick Van Egeraat), including six months in Budapest, Hungary.
From 2010 to 2017 Daniel worked in London, UK, at Foster and Partners on a wide variety of projects. These include mixed use master plans, a retail pavilion, a museum in the UK and a medical campus in the US. Most recently, he worked as an associate on a 1,150 sqmt private residence in Turkey, encompassing concept design and construction.
Functional yet beautiful architecture and design are fundamental components of our daily life. These values have been contributing to the quality of living in Denmark for a long time. We value the integrated approach across disciplines and always in close collaboration with the client. We consider the impact of any created object, building or implemented strategy on its site and surroundings, both with its users and the community, no matter its scale or use.
Tegnestuen Mejeriet A/S has, within the past 30+ years, completed a large number of very different buildings – big, small, private and public, housing, industry, office buildings, new buildings, renovation and restoration.
The studio was founded in 1978 by Clara Rigenstrup, Flemming Rigenstrup and Chris Fløe Svenningsen. On their own they renovated an old dairy factory in Kolding and changed it into offices and apartments for themselves. The studio was moved to bigger premises in December 2008.
In 1995 Søren Nielsen was accepted as partner in the studio and in 2007 Finn Smidt and Bo Rattenborg Jørgensen followed. When the company was changed to a private limited company Søren Nielsen was appointed CEO.
20 highly skilled persons are employed in the branch offices in Kolding and Haderslev.
“By challenging the ordinary on an everyday basis, we wish to obtain the best possible framework for our clients, and pursue sustainability in all aspects, in the short and in the long term.”