Kulhuset, car park
1st prize in architectural competition. 2020
C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Nordland Arkitekter
C.F. Møller Architects
- 1st prize in architectural competition. 2020
An active and inviting parking garage in the city
On the ground floor of the parking garage, opportunities are created to develop various outward-looking functions such as food collectives, local entrepreneurship, and exhibition areas. The corners of the building are pulled back to form smaller, inviting urban spaces of a diverse nature. The ability to integrate many different functions and activities ensures widespread use of the building, which makes Kulhuset much more than just a parking garage. On the roof of Kulhuset, a cohesive experiential landscape is established, which creates a new connection between the city and the harbour. Day to day, the roof offers an exciting walk between kitchen gardens, amphitheatre stages, viewpoints, and exercise areas, but the roof can also be used for large-scale activities such as concerts, markets and sports activities. On the third floor of the building, with a direct connection to the area's historic Kulbroen (Coal Bridge), an elevated urban space will be established, where Kulbroen and Kulhuset meet. This special place creates a direct link for the building's commuters to Aarhus Central Station. The car park's façade is built according to the Design for Disassembly sustainability principle. The façade consists of upcycled sheeting of, for example, aluminium (sine wave or trapezoidal profiles) from existing buildings, facilities and containers from the nearby harbour areas.