Nyborg Castle Design Competition

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Nyborg Castle Design Competition

Danish Architecture Contest – design by Cubo Arkitekter & JAJA ARCHITECTS

27 Apr 2016

Nyborg Castle Design Competition

Design: Cubo Arkitekter A/S i samarbejde med JAJA ARCHITECTS ApS, Arkitektfirmaet Vilhelmsen, Marxen & Bech-Jensen A/S, Schul Landskabsarkitekter ApS, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma A/S Mogens A. Morgen, professor, arkitekt MAA

Cubo and jaja, with VBM, Schul Landscape, Søren Jensen Engineers, and Professor Mogens Morgen of The Aarhus School of Architecture, have been selected to renew the medieval Nyborg Castle.

The 15th century castle is located on the Danish island of Funen (Danish: Fyn) and is where Denmark’s first constitution was signed in 1282.

Nyborg Castle Design Competition
images courtesy Team Cubo

The restoration and additions will include a new exhibition wing and visitor center, in addition to bridges for visitors to approach the castle on its original axis and towards an existing library.

Nyborg Castle Design Competition

The proposed wing will be situated perpendicular to the existing royal wing and will serve as the new main entrance. Both the royal wing and the historic watchtower will be restored.

Nyborg Castle Design Competition

Six international architectural teams were selected in May 2015 to submit entries for the competition and a shortlist of three teams was announced five months later. The winning design was selected by a jury who stated that the proposed design was “a convincing and site specific architectural statement and atmosphere that emphasizes the history of the castle and its new function as a museum.”

Nyborg Castle Design Competition

The castle is expected to be reopened to the public in late 2019.

“The design competition is organised jointly by the A P Møller Foundation, Realdania, the Danish Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties (SLKE) and Nyborg Municipality. The competition is both ambitious and highly unusual, as entrants are asked to present proposals for the addition of new buildings to a listed ancient monument and to add new facilities to a listed building complex. A multitude of considerations are to be given to the listings, archaeological traces and ruins in and on the ground, and the response proposed to these challenges will be decisive in the assessment of entries. The Danish Agency for Culture is therefore a key party in this competition and will also act as adviser to the assessment panel.”

Website: Nyborg Castle Competition – ARKITEKTKONKURRENCERDK post

Launched on 23 March 2015

Competition sponsor: A P Møller Foundation, Realdania, Danish Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties (SLKE) and Nyborg Municipality

Endelig vinder: Cubo Arkitekter A/S i samarbejde med JAJA ARCHITECTS ApS, Arkitektfirmaet Vilhelmsen, Marxen & Bech-Jensen A/S, Schul Landskabsarkitekter ApS, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma A/S Mogens A. Morgen, professor, arkitekt MAA

Description: Restored, 15th-century castle museum with 3 banqueting halls, plus weaponry & portrait displays.

Address: Nyborg Castle, Slotsgade 34, 5800 Nyborg, Denmark
Phone: +45 65 31 02 07

Website: Nyborg Castle Fyn – jaja post


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Website: Nyborg Castle Fyn