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  7. Arkitema Designs Municipal Office Building for Aarhus

Arkitema Designs Municipal Office Building for Aarhus

  • 09:00 - 5 November, 2015
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Arkitema Designs Municipal Office Building for Aarhus
Arkitema Designs Municipal Office Building for Aarhus, Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

In the midst of the transformation of Gellerup, a suburb of Denmark’s second largest city Aarhus, the decision has been made to move 950 municipal workplaces to the area’s centre and the contract for the new building, named Gellerup Nord, has been awarded to Arkitema Architects. Incorporating municipal work and meeting spaces with public functions like restaurants, cafes and a rooftop lounge, the building will produce an entrepreneurial “start-up environment” to revitalize Gellerup.

Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

“What if one could establish a local government building, which from the beginning is intended to be different - an office building that contributes to changing the whole area? What if the building opens up as an urban space and varied, with multiple green patios as parts of both the building and the city?” asked Glenn Elmbæk, partner at Arkitema Architects.

Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

The new municipal workplaces were designed with these questions in mind. With the constant transformation of the site’s surrounding area, with blocks of flats becoming residences, educational institutions and business places, Gellerup Nord aims to kick-start further change. In light of this spirit, a temporary entrepreneurial environment will be established at the building site until the building itself can be finished. With the intention of becoming a new destination for Aarhus, a direct elevator from the ground floor to the rooftop lounge will allow visitors to see the transformation of the Gellerup area, as well as Aarhus Bay.

Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
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Floor Plan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Edwin Rahrs vej
  • Client

    Aarhus Municipality
  • Public-Private-Partnership Operator

    A. Enggaard
  • Service Operator

    Caverion
  • Urban Spaces

    Arkitema Urban Design
  • Engineer

    Niras
  • Strategic Adviser

    Hauxner
  • Area

    23000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2018

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Cite: Eric Oh. "Arkitema Designs Municipal Office Building for Aarhus" 05 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776527/arkitema-designs-municipal-office-building-for-aarhus/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Arkitema Architects 建筑事务所设计的Gellerup Nord市政建筑 – 一座拥有950个市政工作岗位的建筑