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North Atlantic House / Cornelius + Vöge

North Atlantic House / Cornelius + Vöge

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  • Architects: Cornelius + Vöge
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs Photographs:  Adam Mørk, Kirstine Mengel
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: VMZINC
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© Adam Mørk
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Located in the harbour of Odense, the house of the North Atlantic will embody a significant assembly point for the culture of Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands. The house is a hybrid of different functions and becomes a small North Atlantic village including exhibition spaces, design shop, restaurant, cultural administration, conference spaces as well as 25 student apartments.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The project derives from a deep understanding of the 3 North Atlantic countries' culture and identity. The building is designed as an assembly of 3 buildings standing on pillars in a concrete landscape. By connecting the exterior and interior - the landscape creates an open and inviting ground floor with various multi purpose spaces like restaurant, design shop, exhibition space etc. Through a narrative architectural expression and framework the house serves as a generator for the community of the North Atlantic countries.

The building has a strong reference to the wooden houses with saddle roofs from the Nordic countries, and the landscape refers to the three countries’ rock formations and dramatic scenery. The building generates a universe where different functions are connected in a natural and creative way with a playful use of unique building materials. The materials used are black zinc, raw concrete, catfish skin and driftwood from the coasts of Iceland.

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Address:Odense, Denmark

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "North Atlantic House / Cornelius + Vöge" 29 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/471118/north-atlantic-house-cornelius-voge> ISSN 0719-8884
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