Archive for the ‘Competition’ Category

MUTOPIA win competition for Lindbjergskolen in Herning

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The Municipality of Herning announced a team consisting of MUTOPIA together with KPC, Årstiderne Arkitekter, Autens and Sweco have won the architectural competition for Lindbjergskolen, a 11.500m2 large public school in Herning, western Denmark.


The project, which will feature a new, modern public school, as well as a library for the local community, will be built as an extension of the existing Hammerum-Hallen sports hall, thereby creating a new culture and activity centre to become a focal point of public life across age for the entire Hammerum-Gjellerup area.


Based on a concept of a mini-town consisting of different volumes corresponding to a diversity of programmatic needs, the school will feature a 360 degrees’ continuous landscape designed to support play, learning and movement, both inside and outside.


Chairman of the Culture and Leisure Committee in Herning Municipality John Poulsen said: “The winning project has really managed to integrate the many different functions in a manner where it is a win for everyone, and it will lift the overall school experience to new heights. At the same time, the project features many interesting ideas of how an intensive usage of facades, roofs and the surrounding countryside can create an inviting building.”


Jury member and President of the Child and Family Committee in Herning Municipality Dorte West said: “We get with the winning project a fantastic and modern school that will provide a great learning framework for generations of students in many, many years. A school that will pique children’s curiosity, and lead the way for many other schools. At the same time, the winning project provides great value for the money: a school built in beautiful and durable materials, as well as an energy efficient school.”


Project start is scheduled fall 2017. Lindbjergskolen will welcome 1.000 pupils and 100 staff members upon completion in 2020.


X-House tops out

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

X-House has reached its highest point, which was celebrated in a top-out ceremony last Friday.


MUTOPIA’s winning proposal for the adaptive reuse of a Danish shutdown school aims at creating a new focal area for the X-shaped building mass of the school complex by providing a generous multi-space which will create synergy between the different activities of each ‘arm’ of the X.


The X-House is a response to the desire for social innovation, and the requirement to strengthen the local community. It will provide a ‘public living room’ – a dynamic central meeting point featuring a floating orangery which will secure transparency and visual connections between the different functional areas, as well as a new identity for the shutdown school as a ‘social greenhouse’.


The project receives 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 contributions from local citizens and companies.


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

X-House cleared and ready to welcome the new transparent ‘public living-room’ addition

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The clearing of the centre of the X-House has been completed, and is now ready to welcome the new addition: a transparent ‘public living-room’.


The new multi-space with a generous 10m room height will become the focal area of the complex, providing synergy between the different activities of each ‘arm’ of the X.


MUTOPIA’s winning proposal for the adaptive reuse of a Danish shutdown school into a community centre is a strategic intervention at the very middle of the X-shaped building mass, aimed at providing the X-House with a dynamic central meeting point, and a new identity as a ‘social greenhouse’.


pics courtesy X-Huset

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


MUTOPIA proposes People’s Church with multi-arched façade and a Noah’s Ark rooftop garden

Monday, November 14th, 2016

MUTOPIA, in collaboration with Regnestuen Engineers and Danish sculptor Morten Stræde, have created the ‘Southern Harbour Church’ proposal with the aim of supporting the transformation of the former industrial area of the Island of Teglholmen situated in the inner-harbour area of Copenhagen into a new urban district by providing a hot-spot for culture, contemplation and community life.


MUTOPIA’s answer to the international competition brief was to envision a new identity for the church as a mix of interacting programs, in response to the latest usage tendencies of Danish churches as places for lectures and concerts, community dining, children’s church, open house for homeless and many other activities.


A ‘family of arches’ provides an open and welcoming façade reflecting the multitude of different programs which frame the church space as a hollow stepped pyramid easily accessible directly from street level, and gradually narrowing upwards. The four stepped corner ‘legs’, containing infrastructure, church and culture related program, are interconnected with bridges, creating multiple interaction possibilities between church and everyday activities, thereby contributing to creating a true ‘People’s Church’ as a combined space for worship and everyday life. The legs support the roof level, which contains the main culture program including three large flexible ‘black box’ theatres, along with several service functions.


Situated at the intersection of the two promenades of the island, the church tower contains a public staircase as a continuation of the public realm leading to a rooftop garden fully accessible to the public also outside the church opening hours, and featuring a combination of community gardens, seating areas, glasshouses and beehives, along with several animal sculptures – outdoor pavilions ivy-clad to enhance the garden experience as a green Noah’s ark and a destination with great harbour views for local residents, children and visitors.


MUTOPIA’s proposal inscribes the church volume into the surrounding context of urban blocks as a fully accessible, highly sustainable and spatially innovative social mixer. By defining the sacred space as a negative of profane space, the seemingly opposite functions are interconnected and integrated, just like yin and yang, into a new, dynamic and vital whole.


MUTOPIA selected for Midtfyn Multipark

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The Municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn has appointed MUTOPIA to embark on the design of Midtfyn Multipark, a project for a new multifunctional street sports- and activity area nearby Ringe Stadium.


The aim of the project is to provide a natural meeting place for sports and leisure activities for the entire city of Ringe, and the future users have a high level of ambition for the creation of a Mecca of sports and activities for all ages – with respect for the individual activities and specific needs of the different interest groups.


Based on the growing popularity of street sports, the project aims at combining skating, parkour, climbing and street basket with the existing football and athletics activities of the stadium to create interaction between individual users and sports associations as part of a unifying and inspiring sports and leisure environment.


The project will retrofit existing areas and facilities, while adding a number of new elements, including a new clubhouse which will provide a natural transition between indoor and outdoor facilities, while enabling several activities to take place independently or jointly based on a 2+2=7 synergistic effect.


http://www.rundtomringe.dk/nyheder/og-vinderen-er-mutopia.aspx