Archive for the ‘Building’ Category

Lindbjergskolen breaks ground

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Last week, a groundbreaking ceremony led by Mayor Lars Krarup marked the construction start of Lindbjergskolen, a 11.500m2 large public school in Herning, Western Denmark.


Lindbjergskolen will provide a focal point of public life across age for the entire Hammerum-Gjellerup area by uniting different activities within a new sports&culture mini-town of different volumes corresponding to a diversity of programmatic needs including school, sports facilities and a library, and immersed into a landscape specifically designed to support play, learning and movement, both inside and outside.


The students from Hammerum School and Gjellerup School, soon to become one, gathered several things typical of our time into a ‘time capsule’, which has been buried at the building site to symbolize a strong common foundation for the future joint school.


The project with a 200 M DKK construction budget is the winning entry of an architectural competition won by a team consisting of KPC, Årstiderne Arkitekter, MUTOPIA, Autens and Sweco.


Lindbjergskolen will welcome 1.000 pupils and 100 staff members upon completion in 2020.


http://www.aoh.dk/artikel/historisk-spadestik-p-skolebyggeri


FrederiksborgCentret breaks ground

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The construction of the multipurpose sports venue FrederiksborgCenter is underway, with Hillerød Mayor Dorte Meldgaard and Chairman of the FrederiksborgCenter Board of Directors Torben Nyegaard Olesen attending a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday the 30th of August.


The shovel typically used during the groundbreaking ceremony was symbolically replaced by a large excavator, to underline the importance of the 115 M. Kr. large investment, which will benefit both the city of Hillerød, as well as North Zealand – the area north of Copenhagen.


The 8.800m2 large addition to the renowned cultural venue of North Zealand, shaped as a Golden Cube featuring a dark top and a golden volume on a concrete base, will accommodate and facilitate a wide range of activities, including large concerts and sports competitions with up to 4.000 spectators, a VIP lounge, cloudboxes for VIP guests, conference rooms, a gym and a sports youth hostel.


The project is a winner of a turnkey competition, with the winning team comprising MUTOPIA together with Aarstiderne Arkitekter, C.C. Contractor and Midtconsult Engineers.


FrederiksborgCentret is expected to open in spring 2019.


read more here:

http://hilleroed.lokalavisen.dk/saa-kom-skovlen-i-jorden-byggeriet-af-multihal-er-i-gang-paa-milnersvej-/20170905/artikler/709059565


X-House, MUTOPIA’s transformation project of a shutdown school, opens

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Today, Faaborg-Midtfyns Deputy Mayor Anne Møllegaard Mortensen opened the X-House, a transformed former school situated on Funen, the third-largest island of Denmark. Reborn as a multifunctional community centre, the transformed school features several interventions aimed at supporting multiple uses and increased shared activity, including a new ‘public living room’, a dynamic central meeting space which creates a new focal area and an icon of the revitalized X-shaped structure embodying transparency and connectivity.


The new grand multi-space, easily reachable from the parking area by means of a ramp blended into a wooden ‘Spanish Stair’, centralizes access and distribution, and interconnects visually and physically the different functional areas of the X, while providing flexible space for informal being together and community activities. Checkerboard openings and a full-height glass façade facing the main access provide generous amounts of natural light, while a chimney with a suspended lounge and fireplace, together with a floating orangery and a vertical garden add a note of ‘hygge’ – Danish cosiness – to the space. “A beautiful and welcoming landmark for volunteering, community and skilled work”, MUTOPIA co-founder Kristina Adsersen says.


The project is a response to the desire for social innovation, and the need to strengthen the local community to avoid the downfall of depopulation. Enthusiastically called “a fantastic building and an architectural gem with an inspiring, airy and green environment” by Jørgen Brink, the representative of the X-House Association, the project “announces a new era in the history of Vester Hæsinge” according to Deputy Mayor Anne Møllegaard Mortensen.


The realization of the project, which provides a new identity for the shutdown school as a ‘social greenhouse’, has been made possible by financial support from Lokale og Anlægsfonden (The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities), Realdania and Ken Fonden, The Municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn, along with voluntary work and contributions from local citizens and companies.


Read more about the opening here:

http://www.fyens.dk/faaborg-midtfyn/Det-nye-X-hus-blev-indviet-med-maner/artikel/3162110


Read more about the project here:

http://mutopia.dk/projects/building/x-house/


HM The Queen of Denmark visits MUTOPIA’s The SPIRAL

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017


Yesterday, HM The Queen of Denmark visited The SPIRAL in Kalundborg to experience how collaborative work between citizens, associations, institutions and architects can create visible, innovative and better results.


The SPIRAL, which opened for the public earlier this year, is the result of a co-creation process lead by MUTOPIA, aimed at developing a new typology for a house of movement designed to unite self-organized and organized sports activities into one synergistic whole.


Video credit: Kalundborg Kommune


The SPIRAL featured in LOA’s Annual Magazine 2017 as ‘sensational architecture’

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The SPIRAL is featured in Lokale og Anlægsfonden’s Annual Magazine 2017 (LOA/The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities) as ’sensational and unique architecture’.


Read more and download the magazine for free here:

http://www.loa-fonden.dk/aktuelt/2017/%C3%A5rsmagasin-2017/