Byens Ø, Cultural Harbour Odense, Denmark Building

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Byens Ø Development in Fyn, Denmark

Cultural Harbour : International Competition – Danish Cultural Facilities

18 Apr 2010

Byens Ø Odense

Byens Ø, cultural harbour, Odense, Denmark

MASU and CORNELIUS + VÖGE win cultural harbour project in Odense

A proposal by the young Danish Architects MASU PLANNING and CORNELIUS + VÖGE together with engineers Grontmij / Carl Bro, has been appointed as winner of the ambitious competition “City Island” at the port of Odense in Denmark.

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Byens Ø images from CORNELIUS + VÖGE

The postindustrial area will be a cultural island for the entire city. A place that gathers people in the city and the entire region with activities of sports, living, leisure, art, conference, business, sustainability, culture and water activities.

The project introduces a masterplan for the area, and a strategy and concept for a new urban city life. A new structure of building and public spaces is integrated in the industrial history and heritage of the area making it possible to activate the area from the beginning.

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Byens Ø images from CORNELIUS + VÖGE

– It’s been a very exciting process to try to bring together the many and diverse ideas into a comprehensive plan. The winning proposal has a clear concept and also has a flexibility that makes it robust in relation to the future use the harbour, stated the jury.

The winning project is in many ways innovative in its design of a modern town. The project emphazises the experience of  the harbour and the interaction between public places and buildings. The architectural relationship between building and urban spaces is unique to the project, which also focuses on experiencing and exposing the specific history of the site.

The competition has been implemented in two phases, the first phase was conducted in late 2009 as an open competition. There were three team appointed to proceed to the second phase.

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Byens Ø images from CORNELIUS + VÖGE

Project: Byens Ø, cultural harbour, Odense, Denmark
Type: 1st prize in open international competition.
Area: 35.500 m2

Byens Ø images from CORNELIUS + VÖGE

AMBITIOUS WINNING PROPOSAL FOR CULTURAL HARBOUR IN ODENSE, DENMARK

4 Nov 2009

3 teams have won an ambitious international competition for a large cultural facilities area in the Harbour of Odense. Among 31 proposals 3 projects was chosen to continue negotiations with the city about the further development. The negotiations are expected to finish in March 2010 where the final winner will be chosen.

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The winning teams are:

• MASU PLANNING og CORNELIUS + VÖGE
• POLYFORM
• Entasis

The ambition of the project is that the postindustrial area should be a cultural island for the entire city. A place that gathers people in the city and the entire region with activities of sports, living, leisure, art, conference, business, sustainability, culture and water activities.

The proposals introduces a masterplan for the area, and a strategy and concept for a new urban city life. A new structure of building and public spaces is integrated in the industrial history and heritage of the area mak-ing it possible to activate the area from the beginning.

Project: Byens Ø, cultural harbour, Odense, Denmark
Type: 1st prize in open international competition.
Area: 32.000 m2

Cultural Harbour Odense images / information from Cornelius + Vöge 041109


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