Plans unveiled for cultural centre in Denmark
The design aims to enhance the exhibition of art, establish a connection with the surrounding nature, and create an architectural coherent building for locals and tourists. The plans include a new musical talent stage, a new art exhibition space, a new rooftop terrace for cultural events, and a new architectural coherence for the many buildings created over the last 120 years.
The Pavillon in Grenaa has long been a cultural hub for the citizens of Grenaa and Norddjurs Municipality, bringing together music, theatre, teaching, sport and many other cultural events. But not under the same roof, and the Pavilion is characterised by having grown building by building since the first building was completed in 1902.
The project aims to bring the Pavillon into the next century and provide better conditions and opportunities for development for the local associations for education, theatre, music, art, and sport.
User involvement and integration with the landscape
C.F. Møller Architects worked with the Pavillon's director and users to create an architectural coherence between existing and new buildings, and to connect the cultural center to the surrounding nature.
The design will activate the beautiful surroundings and establish a new front facing the Grenaa river. The expansion will create a cultural destination for diverse daily cultural life, and a place to stay before and after sports and cultural experiences as well as passersby.
"Our approach comprises three main components. First, we emphasize the storytelling aspect by highlighting the Pavillon's rich history, including the oldest and most valuable buildings, which are transformed into wayfinding points both in the new complex and throughout the site. Second, we aim to create architectural unity by incorporating a large unifying roof that promotes a sense of calm and coherence across all functions. This roof also allows public access to an exciting roofscape, offering unique views and space for events. Finally, we seek to establish a strong connection between the building and the surrounding landscape. This involves reorienting what is currently considered the back of the cultural center to become the new front, thereby activating the beautiful surroundings and providing immediate access to both the park and the Grenaa River that runs alongside the building," says Søren Tortzen, the head of C.F. Møller Architects' office in Aalborg, which is leading the project.