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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

CITY CAMPUS AALBORG in Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

March 29th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

City Campus Aalborg is part of a larger development plan for the area around the port of Aalborg.The new architecture will provide the framework for inspiration and innovation among students and staff at the university and at the same time be an active and attractive area for everyone in Aalborg.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Denmark
  • Client: Aalborg Kommune
  • Gross floor area: 20,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2012 – 2013
  • Team: A. Enggaard A/S, Cowi A/S

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

The new City Campus Aalborg is the result of Aalborg Municipality’s significant investments in training and will be located in the harbour between two youth residences, Utzon Centre and the new House of Music by Coop Himmelb(l)au.

The building will house 900 students and permanent staff and researchers in education: Architecture & Design, Media Technology, Humanistic Informatics and Art & Technology. The building’s ground floor, which is open to the public, is oriented both towards the city and harbour.

Henning Larsen Architects’ vision for the project is a building that creates internal synergy between the different academic programs, while benefiting all citizens of Aalborg.

City Campus Aalborg is organized around a large atrium and a large, southfacing outdoor courtyard faced by several large windows that make the internal activities visible to the environment, and create coherence between the internal and external activities of the quare.

The public atrium includes exhibition areas, cafeteria and auditorium. The square created by the new building can be used for concerts, open-air cinema, performances, exhibitions and space for students to create large working models in close connection with the workshops.


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