The Aarhus Art Building, extensions

 The Aarhus Art Building, extensions
 C.F. Møller. Photo: Torben Eskerod
 The Aarhus Art Building, extensions
 C.F. Møller. Photo: Torben Eskerod
 The Aarhus Art Building, extensions
 C.F. Møller. Photo: Torben Eskerod
 The Aarhus Art Building, extensions
 C.F. Møller. Photo: Torben Eskerod
 The Aarhus Art Building, extensions
 C.F. Møller. Photo: Torben Eskerod

The Aarhus Art Building, built in 1917, was designed in the national-classical style by the well-known Danish architect Høeg-Hansen. The complex, which is surrounded by a park, is composed of geometric elements: two rectangular buildings and an octagonal building.

The two extensions have been designed with respect for the geometry and the park. The first extension has been created in the space between the original exhibition hall and a newly-built wall shaped like part of a circle. The exhibition area is illuminated by a skylight. The other extension has been built beneath the grassy surface, but reveals itself above ground in the form of several geometric designs: a glass cube and two glass walls. The glass provides a skylight for a large underground exhibition hall. Above ground, the space is utilised for a sculpture courtyard which extends the exhibition possibilities of the location.

Client

Århus Kunstbygning

Address

Aarhus, Denmark

Size

150 m² (1993), 800 m² (2003)

Year

1993, 2003

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ODEON MUSIC AND THEATRE HALL

2014. New music and theatre hall with four stages and The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts under one roof.

THE NATIONAL GALLERY LONDON, GALLERY A

2014. New exhibition gallery in a former storage space at the National Gallery in London

THE VASA MUSEUM, REDEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION

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AARHUS THEATRE

2014. Extensions, maintenance and refurbishment work of the original 1900 theatre by Hack Kampmann.

KUNSTEN – MASTER PLAN FOR RESTORATION AND REVITALISATION

2013. Masterplan advising the necessary measures for bringing KUNSTEN at level with its functions as a modern cultural institution placed in a preserved building complex.

MUSEUM HERITAGE OF THE COAST

2012. Proposal for three new buildings shaped like boat houses.

SOGN & FJORDANE ART MUSEUM

2012. An art museum with a crystalline form inspired by ice blocks in the surrounding mountains.

DR - DANISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

2011. A TV and radio broadcasting centre built over several periods from the mid-seventies onwards.

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, THE SAMMY OFER WING

2011. Extension of the National Maritime Museum, the world's largest maritime collection, housed in historic buildings part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.

THE SAN MARTINO MUSEUM - GASTRONOMIC ACADEMY

2011. The conversion of a medieval area in the San Martino Museum in Naples.

DARWIN CENTRE PHASE II

2010. Extension of the Natural History Museum in London, taking the form of an enormous cocoon in a glass covering.

ARKEN, EXTENSION

2009. Extension of ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.

DANISH POSTER MUSEUM IN THE OLD TOWN

2009. Danish Poster Museum as part of the newly recreated 19th century urban setting, in the Old Town National Open Air Museum.

VENDSYSSEL ART MUSEUM

2009. Art museum housed in former clothing factory, and later extension.

VENDSYSSEL ART MUSEUM - EXTENSION

2009. Extension of Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum located beneath the museum courtyard.

THE CONCERT HALL AARHUS, EXTENSION

2008. Extension of the Concert Hall Aarhus, concert and educational institution of international standard.

MARITIME MUSEUM

2007. Competition proposal for a new maritime museum located in an eight-metre deep dry dock in the former Helsingør Shipyard.

MOSQUE AND ISLAMIC CENTRE

2007. Modernistic mosque with many elements drawn from Islamic architecture.

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART WARSAW

2007. Competition proposal for a new art museum in Warsaw.

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN BARI

2007. New archaeological museum built from an old church and convent, with archaeological garden.

THE FISHERIES AND MARITIME MUSEUM

2007. Extensions of the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg.

LILLE VILDMOSE VISITOR CENTRE

2006. Nature information centre with exhibition rooms, café, tourist information office, shop, cinema, experimentarium and a small bird tower.

SPINNING MILLS VEJLE, DYEWORKS AND BOILER COMPLEX

2006. Conversion of dyeworks and boiler complex at the former Vejle spinning mills.

KOPERNIK SCIENCE CENTER, WARSAW

2005. 2nd prize in an open international architectural competition for planetarium right by the river in Warsaw.

THE AARHUS ART BUILDING, EXTENSIONS

2003. Two extensions to the Aarhus Art Building, with new exhibition areas and a sculpture courtyard.

THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AARHUS

2000. Museum complex doing exhibitions, teaching and research.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK - EXTENSION

1998. Transformation and extension of the National Gallery of Denmark.

THE STENO MUSEUM

1993. Scientific museum on medicine and its history in Aarhus.

MØLLEVANGS CHURCH

1987. Church and parish community centre in northern Aarhus.

RAVNSBJERG CHURCH

1976. Church held in red brick.

GREENHOUSE, BOTANICAL INSTITUTE

1970. Hothouse in the Botanic Garden shaped like an unwound snail.
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