KANT is a new office building in Aalborg, which houses, among others, The Nordjyske Mediehus and stands as a prominent corner building next to several of the city's iconic structures, including Musikkens Hus. The office building adapts to the surroundings in scale but also stands out with facades combining black aluminium panels and large glass sections.
At street level, the building features a tall and transparent facade, creating transparency around life inside and inviting passersby into the continuous and public arrival area, connecting the city's western side with the Østre Havn area. The spaces in the entire arrival area have double height, providing space for stages and event facilities.
"The striking office building simultaneously has a raw and refined expression. The facade is dark and distinctive with simple detailing and scaling, which, along with the varied rhythm of the vertical slats, gives a 'playful' expression to the monochrome facade. The large glass sections at street level contribute to openness and create a strong connection with the functions on the ground floor. Thus, life in the building adds to the experience for passersby. The double-height entrance area, exposing the media house and the vertical stairwell, creates spatial experiences for the building's users, just like the shared facilities on the cantilevered top floor with its unique view. The office building manages to create an expressive architectural work that fits into the scale of the surroundings and appears open to the city," said the Jury behind the award.
Client: SMUC Foundation with support from the Den A.P. Møllerske Støttefond
User: SIMAC (Svendborg International Maritime Academy)
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with EFFEKT Architects
Landscape: C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with EFFEKT Architects
Client Advisor: Vita Engineers
Contractor: MT Højgaard
KANT Office Building
Client: A. Enggaard
Users: Nordjyske Mediehus and others.
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Interior Designer: Mette Fredskild Studio
Landscape: By + Land
Artist: Agostino Iacurci