WAN Awards 2015


WAN Mobile
WAN Mobile
Previous Next

House of Culture and Movement, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Friday 25 Jun 2010

Healthy and active living

Courtesy MVRDV and ADEPT 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 1

Add comments | More comments

29/06/10 john o'reilly, ireland
Another interesting MVRDV project.
Very good idea for brief - an integrated community centre.
Design looks like it provides vibrant public place year-round.
Joined-up thnking. A model project.


MVRDV and ADEPT win competition for House of Culture and Movement 

Today the City of Frederiksberg, Denmark, the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, and Realdania named MVRDV and ADEPT winners of the House of Culture and Movement competition in Frederiksberg, Denmark. The building is intended as a new urban typology. It houses a community centre, an exhibition and performance space, a playground, park and health centre. The House of Culture and Movement is aimed to engage the population of Frederiksberg in a healthy and active life style. The 4,000 sq m building is set in 4,500 sq m public gardens and is the first in a series of 3 buildings. The first phase is to be completed in 2015 and has a total budget of €17m.

The main building is a rectangular glass volume containing six stacked program elements with a flexible space in between to be used as a play zone and for circulation. The stacked elements contain a theatre, a health zone, food zone, a zen area, a study centre and exhibition hall, fitness and activity centre, a wellness centre and an area for the administrative offices. The three volumes are wrapped in an ‘urban curtain’ that acts as a frame for the garden. It offers great flexibility and can be used for art projects, bicycle parking and water and light installations. The garden, designed in collaboration with SLA landscape architects, is fit for multiple uses acting as an activated, spectacular public space for the area.

The House of Culture and Movement, the garden, and the urban curtain will be realised in the first phase of the multi-phase project. In later stages, a commercial building and a second House of Movement will be added.

Sharon McHugh
US Correspondent

Key Facts

Status Concept design
Value 17(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
WAN Editorial

More projects by this architect

WAN AWARDS: Mixed-Use Award 2014

Shop Talk: Richard Coleman

WAN AWARDS: Product Innovation award 2014

Brick by William Hall

WAN AWARDS Residential winners 2014

More Projects


Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site