The Faculty of Architecture in Aarhus is designed as an incubator for practice-based learning and unplanned synergy among students.
The architecture of the new faculty in the Danish city of Aarhus is raw, almost reminiscent of an industrial building, but only at first glance. Sophisticated details and strong spatial organization deliberately communicate in such a way that the architecture of the building is put in the background, allowing student activities to come to the fore, say architects from the Danish bureau ADEPT who sign this project.
The building is surrounded by traces of industrial history that form the raw authentic identity of the location.
The Faculty of Architecture Aarhus is conceived inside and out as laboratory for learning and research of architecture. The building was erected on a former marshalling yard and is surrounded by traces of industrial history that form the raw authentic identity of the location.
The object is characterized exposed materials and installations, as well as industrial details. The design of the building is customized neglected environment, and its closest neighbor is the Institute for X – an alternative commune for startups.
The building is not good without students
“The design of the building allows connecting interior and exterior spaces, not only with literal transparency, but also by asking what is school and what is urban space. This means that both the surrounding urban environment and teaching activities will shape the building in the future. It is a building that has been designed to never be enough on its own. It’s just complete with its tenants. ” – says Martin Krogh, partner u birou ADEPT.
Deliberate simplicity of design is a response to the needs of the faculty for functional and robust spaces.
Deliberate simplicity of design is a response to the needs of the faculty for functional and robust spaces. The building allows lecturers to experiment with new and modern ways of architectural education, while providing strong spatial identity which corresponds to the ambition to make this home to one of the best architectural faculties in Europe, say the architects.
A building that encourages synergy among students
Just as the building allows the activities within it to become visible to the public, so the spatial organization and transparency of the interior make the study activities not only visible but also invites students to join.
“Unlike previous practice, this is architecture that encourages togetherness and synergy among students“, Say the architects.
The building was built with materials from the environment that are produced locally to minimize transportation.
The building was built with an emphasis on materials from the environment which are produced locally in order to be as much as possible reduced transport. Concrete has been reduced to a minimum and maximized use of recycled material.
The floors are from recycled wood obtained from the remains of the industrial production of wooden windows, while a large library was made from shelves from a nearby old building.
In the end, the building is designed to consume 50 percent less energy from other similar objects.
- authors: ADEPT, Vargo Nielsen Palle
- location: Orhus, Danish
- surface: 12.500 m²
- years: 2021.
- photography: Ramus Hjortshøj
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