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Utzon Center, Aalborg
Ny Arkitektur i Jylland, Danmark – design by Kim Utzon Arkitekter
27 Nov 2008
Utzon Center Aalborg
Design: Kim Utzon Architects
Photographs: Torben Eskerod Denmark
The Centre is situated at the harbourfront with seaview, in the parksequence, characteristic for the new harbour front area in Aalborg.
The platform creates a basis for the buildings around the courtyard, and emphasizes it as a special place, where the sun creates a southern like micro climate that invites you to stay.
The organisation with the secluded volumes around the courtyard, offers a transparency through the access slits between the volumes. They invite you to stroll informally through the building or just to look at the varied views they offer.
The building complex is a concept of individual buildings, creating a special place around a courtyard on a platform, with the surrounding sculptural and varied roofscape.
The auditorium, the boathall and the library are designed with dramatic and very tall sculptural roofs.
These roofs are emphasized by the buildings in between, the exhibition- and workshopspaces, where the roofs are lower, and yet characteristic.
The auditorium, the “head” of the building complex, is placed right at the harbourfront.
The boathall is placed further along the harborfront and the mainentrance is situated between the two buildings. The library is the tail of the building complex, and turns against the park and also the centre of Aalborg city.
In that way the building complex responds to the varied nature of the site, from the windy and vast harbour front to the more intimate and blooming park next to the city centre of Aalborg.
Auditorium Photo : Rasmus Baaner, Denmark
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