Middelfart Culture Island, Denmark Building, Image, Architect, Project, Design, Picture

Middelfart Culture Island : New Jutland Buildings

Contemporary Danish Architecture design by schmidt hammer lassen architects, Denmark

17 Sep 2009

Kulturøen Middelfart

Culture Island, Middelfart

Date: 2005

Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (shl)

The Culture Island in Middelfart is a gleaming, characterful presence on the newly created island off the Middelfart waterfront. The circle described by the island and marina contrasts with the rectangularity of the landward side. The design is by Danish architectural studio schmidt hammer lassen.

Culture Island Middelfart Middelfart Building

The building’s dynamic form responds to the uniqueness of its location on the waterfront. Via its extensive glazed sections, the arts and community complex opens out onto the water while the vertically slit, zinc facades enclose the interior spaces, creating tranquillity and intimacy. A cleft splits the complex into two: a double-height foyer space lit from above with a rooflight that affords a glimpse of the sky.

On one side is the library, and on the other the tourist information office, a cinema and restaurant – and both sides command views across the Little Belt. The arts and community centre’s trapezoidal forms and curvilinear surfaces are an interpretation of sea and sails; and from the surrounding areas, bridges and boats, the complex is perceived as sculptural landmark in the harbourscape.

Culture Island Middelfart – Building Information

Address: Middelfart, Denmark
Area: 4500 m2
Construction Sum: EUR 8,7 m excl. VAT
Construction year: 2003-05
Competition year: 2002
Award: 1st prize
Competition type: Limited project competition

Client: Middelfart Municipality
Architect: schmidt hammer lassen
Engineer: Hundsbæk & Henriksen
Contractor: MT Højgaard
Other consultants: Architecture firm Karl C. Rosenberg Rasmussen and Harbour Builder Morten Rosbæk

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Culture Island, Middelfart Denmark images / information from Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects 1700909

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