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ADEPT Wins High Profile Competition for the Danish Armed Forces

ADEPT Wins High Profile Competition for the Danish Armed Forces

Danish architecture firm ADEPT has won first place in a competition to add three new buildings to the Danish Armed Forces Complex in Aalborg, Denmark. In keeping with the Armed Forces’ Green Establishments initiative, a project that encourages the lowering of energy use and CO2 emissions, the new barracks will be a visible model of sustainability.

Exterior View. Image © ADEPT / doug&wolf
Exterior View. Image © ADEPT / doug&wolf

Titled “The Green Circuit,” each of the three buildings will be composed of a central “hub” with “circuit” wings. The hub will be a stationary, permanent part of the structure, while the circuits will be detachable, being assembled and added to the building as needed. As ADEPT partner Martin Krogh says, “There is a great potential in thinking about building, landscape and economy as flexible entities. We imagine buildings in different states – buildings that transform, hibernate and re-emerge with a different function.” To facilitate this transformation, the circuits are made of 20 and 40 foot long containers that rely on a simple structural system. They include solar panels and bio-digesters that are also movable. In this way, the buildings suggest the adaptable and sustainable nature of the Armed Forces.

Hub and Circuit Connection Diagram
Hub and Circuit Connection Diagram

The common aesthetic of the three buildings, a barracks, a multi-purpose building, and a workshop, will be a unifying force across the widespread military campus. They will also provide a model for other military complexes in Denmark and abroad. 

Building Expansion Diagrams
Building Expansion Diagrams
  • Competition

    Danish Armed Forces Competition
  • Award

    First Place
  • Project Name

    The Green Circuit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aalborg, Denmark
  • Engineering

    COWI
  • Landscape Architects

    GHB Landscape Architects
  • Local Architect

    NORD Architects
  • Area

    9000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    ADEPT / doug&wolf, Courtesy of ADEPT
  • Competition

    Danish Armed Forces Competition
  • Award

    First Place
  • Project Name

    The Green Circuit
  • Location

    Aalborg, Denmark
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    ADEPT / doug&wolf, Courtesy of ADEPT
  • Area

    9000.0 m2

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Address:Aalborg, Denmark

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Cite: Connor Walker. "ADEPT Wins High Profile Competition for the Danish Armed Forces" 05 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/503209/adept-wins-high-profile-competition-for-the-danish-armed-forces> ISSN 0719-8884

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