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The story behind HOPE

The idea for House of Peace came at a dinner party. Four friends, Alexander Kølpin, Kasper Winding, Michael Eide and Morten Langebæk, wanted to join forces in a quest with a goal and vision that was bigger than them. They dreamed of peace and of creating a place for peace. The private institution House of Peace (HOPE) was founded in 2003, since then, HOPE has been working on the creation of a monumental building, a symbol of peace, located in Copenhagen’s harbour. The realisation of House of Peace will be the fruit of a small seed planted in 2003. At HOPE, we dream that this small seed will spread ideas and reflections among all the people who will visit House of Peace. “Give peace a chance.” 
In 2013 a design competition was carried out. The winning proposal was The Cloud, from Japanese architect Junya Ishigami and Svendborg Architects.