Neighbourhood Centre Jemtelandsgade. Copenhagen, Denmark. Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter 2011.

The Neighbourhood Centre is located in former industrial buildings from 1880. Today the scheme houses a local library and a café as well as office facilities on the upper floors. The structural changes to the existing building consists primarily of the partial removal of the existing floor decks in order to create a new, triple-high foyer space running the length of the building.

In addition to this, a new building is added offering a small assembly hall. The supporting structure in the hall consists of an exposed framework of plywood covered with thermal glazing panels in pine frames.


Sct. Nicolai Cultural Centre. Kolding, Denmark. Architecture: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter. Landscape: Arkitekt Kristine Jensens. 2008.

"This disused school complex has been transformed into a new Cultural Centre and comprises five different houses, each with its own identity, including the Cinema House and Café, Heritage House, Children´s Culture House, Arts House and Music House. The main strategy for the conversion was conceived in collaboration with the landscape architect: Connecting the five buildings, each very different in material and volume, by using corten steel consistently throughout the project for all new additions."

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