ARKEN, extension. C.F. Møller. Photo: Torben Eskerod

ARKEN, extension

It is a challenge to create an extension to such an expressive building as the Arken Museum of Modern Art, designed by architect Søren Robert Lund and inaugurated in March 1996.
 ARKEN, extension. C.F. Møller. Photo: Torben Eskerod
Facts

Client

Copenhagen County/ARKEN

Address

Ishøj, Denmark

Size

1800 m²

Year

2005-2007, 2008-2009

Competition

1st prize in competition. 2005

Construction

Hoffmann

Engineering

Moe & Brødsgaard

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Awards
Awards
  • 1st prize in competition. 2005

The extension was therefore implemented with great respect for the existing architecture. From outside, the extension continues the existing facade’s rhythm and proportions, and retains Arken’s distinctive expression. From within, however, the extension is characterised by great simplicity. The new exhibition halls have been given very clean lines and are laid out as four large, white rooms in dynamic contact with each other. There are no load-bearing walls or columns in the individual rooms, the air conditioning is recessed into the walls, and the security equipment is located in floor boxes beneath simple steel plates. An additional extension offers facilities for visiting groups of school pupils with workshops etc.

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