Søren Robert Lund's cultural centre provides new civic hub
The Ordup culture house combines a public library, high school sport facility, municipality meting rooms and public sport gymnasium under one roof. The building is located in the middle of the community in a corner of a park. Because of the mixed program the house becomes a meting point for all types and ages and is full of life from morning to evening. Inside the functions are logically laid out, but on the outside the building is a continuation of the park, transforming it into a green crystal.
At ground level all floors are green as a carpet of artificial grass.
On the first floor the grass is pulled up by the green slopes and creates a bridge throughout the building from East to West.
As a central crossing point in the building the main stair and the amfi stair. The stair is designed like a sculpture steel element and this gives the motif to the rest of the building surfaces covered with steel.
The iconographic character of the design allows for a renegotiation of the typology of the cultural building. It neither expresses the dryness and dullness of the library nor the rigidity of the sports building. The envelopes iconographic nature instead becomes a openness of interpretation, a building that will grow with its use. It becomes a building that reinterprets the historian Greek gymnasium where body and soul were given equal weight.
The building will interact with its community and perform as a new platform for developing cultural services for people of the twenty first century.
The design process has also focused on the strength of diversity, joining two studios to work on the project, namely:
Søren Robert Lund Architects in collaboration with Nord Architects.