the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. University
  4. Denmark
  5. ADEPT
  6. 2015
  7. University College North / ADEPT and FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects

University College North / ADEPT and FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects

  • 10:00 - 28 December, 2016
University College North / ADEPT and FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
University College North / ADEPT and FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects, © Jakob Lerche
© Jakob Lerche

© Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche © Jakob Lerche + 26

© Jakob Lerche
© Jakob Lerche

Text description provided by the architects. UCN Campus in Aalborg (DK) is a vision of an educational hub bringing together several specialized study programs under one roof. Faced with the demands for an alternative and sustainable learning environment, ADEPT have worked closely with both staff and students to design a building that merges innovative spaces and new synergy. UCN Campus is education in three dimensions.

© Jakob Lerche
© Jakob Lerche

The new building is now the natural meeting place on Campus and has quickly become the backbone of the building complex. Coming through the new main entrance it is obvious why, as your eyes start to explore the atrium landscape of group spaces, small terraces, the library and several study platforms. The variety of spaces walk hand in hand with the client’s vision of an attractive and future oriented study environment. Besides the new building of 6.000 m2, large parts of the remaining 20.000 m2 within existing property was transformed and renovated. 

Diagram
Diagram
Section
Section

The heart of the building is a large atrium creating the identity of the Campus. With an almost cliff-like character, it creates small niches and plateaus, supporting a varied study life spanning all floors. An airy and multifaceted space that adds life, color and movements to its three dimensions from customized furniture and the students themselves.

© Jakob Lerche
© Jakob Lerche

The new identity of the Campus stands out in a design that connects space, facade and interior design. The tree in the center of the atrium is a symbol of the shared expertise and synergy springing from the many study programs exchanging ideas and results. Adding to the expression of life and presence, students and staff alike are visible to each other throughout the building.  

Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2

The unity between new and old reflects in the interior spaces as well as in the facade design and the outdoor areas. The design focuses on creating an overall architectural kinship by bridging, both physically and mentally, between the existing structure and the new building. The new building has its own identity in the play of unique details in the brick work.  

© Jakob Lerche
© Jakob Lerche

Product Description. The brick used for the UCN facades have a careful adaption to the overall design of the existing campus buildings. Our aim was to create an obvious kinship between the new building and the old ones by translating the brick tradition into a modern design.

© Jakob Lerche
© Jakob Lerche

The rational outer shape does not reveal much of the lively interior atrium and the play of open and closed, shadow and reflection in the façade is a way of creating a relationship between inside and outside. 

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
ADEPT
Office
FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
Office
Cite: "University College North / ADEPT and FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects" 28 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/802072/university-college-north-adept/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Jakob Lerche

大学学院北 / ADEPT

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.