WE Architecture And Sophus Søbye Architects Win Kulturcenter Mariehøj
Young Danish practices WE ARCHITECTURE and Sophus Søbye Architects have won the first prize in the invited competition Kulturcenter Mariehøj. The proposal for the culture center in Denmark’s Rudersdahl municipality seeks to create open spaces for various activities where interactivity and connections between people have room to grow creatively. Other project collaborators are MASU Planning, Øllgaard Consulting Engineer, Spangenberg & Madsen Consulting Engineer, Hausenberg.
Here’s a brief project description from WE ARCHITECTURE:
‘The future “Mariehøj culturcenter” draws a clear profile in the landscape. With a new foyer, the culture center will get a new face that invites in all people in Ruderdahl’s municipality and also a heart that can bring together and highlight the many users and activities in the house.
The culture center merges together with the green landscape: it bridges the gap between the arrival area, the cultural plaza and beautiful backyard of Mariehøj, it opens up towards the surroundings and incorporates the green qualities to the activities in the house.
Simultaneously, the house is a cultural activity center and a well-functioning working place. Through reorganization and rebuilding, better spaces for individual activities are created and more appropriate locations for the various functions.
At the same time, more intersections and meeting points are being created. It brings together the multiple activities in the house and creates a space where new connections across all interests and ages may dwell.’
Name: Mariehøj culturcenter
Assignment: invited competition
Type: culture center
Clients: Rudersdahl municipality
Size:8,000 m2 restoration, 800m2 new building
Place: Holte, Denmark
Status: 1. prize, in progress.
Collaborators: Sophus Søbye Arkitekter, MASU Planning, Øllgaard Consulting Engineer, Spangenberg & Madsen Consulting Engineer, Hausenberg
Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Hermanus Neikamp, Lawrence Mahadoo, Lena Reeh Rasmussen, Jenny Selldén, Zsofia Horvath, Nora Fossum, Søren Thiesen, Luis Gill, Juan Olivarria