The Heart in Ikast. C.F. Møller. Photo: Adam Mørk

The Heart in Ikast

‘The Heart’ in Ikast is a new meeting point centred round culture and communication. ‘The Heart’ combines education, activities, community, exercise and recreational pursuits in new ways.
 The Heart in Ikast. C.F. Møller. Photo: Adam Mørk


Ejendomsselskabet ISIB A/S (by Bestseller HEARTLAND and Ikast-Brande Municipality), Realdania and the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities


Ikast, Denmark


3,660 m² + 37,500 m² activity park








C.F. Møller Architects


C.F. Møller Architects


Kjerstin Bergendal Cai-Ulrich von Platen Jørgen Carlo Larsen

Collaborators, other

Cubo Arkitekter: Vision Vestergade

  • Civic Trust Award. 2020
  • Highly Commended - Blueprint Award, Best Public-use Project (with Public Funding). 2020
  • ICONIC AWARDS; Innovative Architecture - Winner. 2019
  • Award at The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities 25th anniversary. 2019
  • The Chicago Athenaeum - International Architecture Award. 2019
  • The Plan Award – Finalist in Education. 2019
  • Selected for Architecture of Necessity. 2019
  • Building of the Year 2018 - Honorable Mention. 2018

The first step of the Ikast-Brande Municipal Council's visionary plan Vision Vestergade is now taken with the new ‘heart’ of Ikast that is a major expansion of the International School Ikast-Brande. The expansion will be a meeting point where relationships between various societal and age groups can be formed and maintained. The buildings and outdoor areas are created to promote inclusive and integrative social and cultural meetings and gatherings.

The expansion has sports halls with multi-functional and educational facilities, economic work opportunities including, for example cafés and office facilities. The project will make the educational facilities at the school even better, and at the same time create a new meeting point centred round an area of fast growth in Ikast. The ‘heart’ will be surrounded by a band of activities with a rich multitude for the community, exercise and recreational pursuits.

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