Aarhus University campus

 Aarhus University campus. C.F. Møller

Client

Ministry of Education Byggedirektoratet

Address

Aarhus, Denmark

Size

42 ha

Year

1931, 1979-

The campus is situated around a distinct moraine gorge and the buildings for the departments and faculties are placed on the slopes, from the main buildings alongside the ring road to the center of the city at Nørreport.

The original scheme for the campus park was made by the famous Danish landscape architect C. Th. Sørensen. Until the death of C. Th. Sørensens in 1979 the development of the park areas were conducted in a close cooperation between C. Th. Sørensen, C.F. Møller and the local park authorities. Since 1979 C.F. Møller Architects - in cooperation with the staff at the university - has continued the intentions of the original scheme for the park, and today the park is a beautiful, green area and an immense contribution to both the university and the city in general.

Further to this, landscape works has been undertaken in relation to the continuous integration of new buildings into the existing landscaped moraine valley.

Each landscape project takes its outset, and follows the original intentions with the parks overall plan, the material texture and scope of use. Specific details have been developed in accordance, hereby resulting in new variations and reinterpretations in the use of the park's four main building blocks: Meandering yellow brick walls, brick paved surfaces, lawns and oak trees.

The projects have improved access for all user groups to the older buildings, as well as optimizing the use of exterior space. Further to the landscape design C.F. Møller Architects has developed bespoke designs for outdoor furniture, signage as well as waste management systems.

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Team

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C. Th. Sørensen and C.F. Møller Landscape

Landscape

CERES SITE, MASTERPLAN AND AREA PLAN

Transformation of the former Ceres Brewery site in central Aarhus into a mixed-use urban area with commerce, housing, education, cultural spaces and urban park.

KØGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, LANDSCAPE

New climate-resilient landscape park with nature and water as prominent urban features, activating and connecting the hospital with the landscape and the surrounding town.

SLOTTSSKOGSRINGEN

A social meeting place in the form of a diverse and active park that embraces the general public and inspires more play, movement and proximity to nature.

SPRINGFIELD PARK

New public parkland on a former golf course area in southwest London.

STORKEENGEN (STORK MEADOW)

Climate adaption project in Vorup near Randers that not only gives protection from any future flooding, but also brings the unique countryside along the Gudenå stream closer to Randers.

THE NORDHAVN ISLANDS

The Nordhavn Islands are an urban park on the water, connecting C.F. Møllers Copenhagen International School with the quarter and the quarter with the rest of Copenhagen.

AARHUS UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

University campus landscaped in the 1930s and continually renovated and expanded with new outdoor areas in line with the park's overall layout, choice of material and use.

COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - LANDSCAPE

A playful landscape surrounding the new Copenhagen International School at Nordhavn, Copenhagen, sets the framework for play and activities for all of the school's age groups.

BESTSELLER OFFICE COMPLEX, LANDSCAPE

Outdoor areas, green courtyard atriums and design of rooftop gardens in connection with Bestseller’s office building at Aarhus Harbour.

CAMPUS HALL, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK, LANDSCAPE

Plaza and park at Odense University halls of residence with space to relax and engage in sports activities. There are opportunities to watch the sun go down from patios and steps along the existing lake.

AALBORG WATERFRONT II

The master plan for the second stage of Aalborg Waterfront is based on the principles from the first stage, with the promenade as a unifying element. It has also drawn inspiration from the meeting between the dunes and the flat foreshore.

LANDSCAPE FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE HOTHOUSE IN THE BOTANIC GARDEN IN AARHUS

Interior and exterior landscape for the extension of the hothouse in the Botanic Garden in Aarhus.

AALBORG WATERFRONT

Master plan for Aalborg Waterfront, re-establishing the link between the strait and the city's medieval centre with a promenade.

ATHLETES VILLAGE, PLOTS N13 AND N26 PODIUM GARDENS

Landscape design of podium gardens re-creating the lost ecological values in a once ecologically rich region.

BESTSELLER LOGISTIKCENTER NORD - LANDSCAPE

Masterplan for a modern sustainable large-scale industrial compound on a greenfield site.

HOSPICE DJURSLAND, LANDSCAPE

Gardens for the residents at Hospice Djursland.

SIXTUS BATTERY

Restoration of the listed fortification Battery Sixtus on Holmen.

DARWIN CENTRE PHASE II - LANDSCAPE

Garden shaped as an amphitheatre as part of the extension of the Natural History Museum in London.

EIA REPORT FOR AARHUS LIGHT RAIL LINE

EIA report for a light rail line from Lystrup to Aarhus Central Station.

CUTTY SARK GARDENS

Proposal for the re-design of the public plaza surrounding the Grade I listed Cutty Sark ship.

AMERIKAPLADS - SQUARES, PARKINGFACILITIES ECT.

Paving, squares and parkingfacilities in new housing area at Søndre Frihavn, Copenhagen.

CHURCH SQUARE, HOLSTEBRO

Reorganisation and renewal of the areas around Holstebro Church and the main entrance to Holstebro Town Hall and Library.

FARSØ TOWN CENTRE

Master plan for urban renewal of Farsø town centre.

HADERSLEV FJORDPARK

Beach park in Haderslev as part of a new master plan for the area.

NORDLYSET, LANDSCAPE

Interior outdoor courtyard intended to hold an organically-shaped, well-planted recreational garden for all residents.

GRAVENE SQUARE HADERSLEV

Renovation of the main square in Haderslev from unsightly parking lot into a classic urban space.

HOLSTEBRO'S PEDESTRIAN STREETS

Renovation of the pedestrian street network in Holstebro.

TUBORG NORTH - THE CHANNELS

Designing the canals, plazas and bridges in the New Tuborg North district