Multi purpose cultural centres
A number of new multi-purpose cultural centres have seen the light of day in Denmark in recent years. In large towns and villages, the buildings serve as informal meeting places, bringing together the local community for activities ranging from sport and meals to salsa and yoga.
The theme articles reveal a researcher’s and an architect’s thoughts on the community centres of the future. Also, take a look at successful multi-purpose cultural centres that infuse both towns and villages with life while supporting the local sense of community. For example, the transformed Nr. Vium Sports and Cultural Centre in Denmark.
You can also see how Troldtekt helps to create the right atmosphere in these often high-ceilinged buildings – both literally and figuratively.
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Welcome to tomorrow’s community centre
New cultural centres are springing up everywhere, with more on the way, say the experts. This places considerable demands on both architects and building technicians. Read more.
Side-by-side: Mixing culture and community
When designing a cultural center, it’s essential to create an inviting public space between the different cultural functions, says Robert Schmitz, partner and lead architect at White Architects. Read more in new Troldtekt theme about multipurpose cultural centres here.
Copenhagen church now a thriving community centre
Folkehuset Absalon is situated in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen. Read more and see photos from this former church, which has been transformed into an award-winning community centre.
School lives on as village community centre
The school in the Danish village Nr. Vium has been given a new lease of life. With Erik Brandt Dam Arkitekter as committed consultants, the former school has been transformed into an award-winning multi-purpose cultural centre, which is now a meeting place for the village.
The Norwegian writer and musician, Alf Proeysen, was one of the greatest poets of his generation. To commemorate his 100th anniversary in 2014, a private initiative raised the funds to create a new national cultural centre in his memory.
The new Harbour of Culture in Gilleleje is a new cultural meeting place for the town’s citizens, which has, in fact, come into being following a close dialogue between the locals and Skovhus Architects.
Skanderborg Fælled is a modern take on the traditional town hall. A public complex housing a range of citizens’ services as well as facilities for concerts and handball matches. Creating a new public facility is very much about synergies and sustainability.
With our Troldtekt themes we continually bring focus to topical trends within the fields of acoustics, indoor climate, architecture and sustainable building.