Tingbjerg Library and Culture House

Location: Tingbjerg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Client: City of Copenhagen, SAB, FSB 

Program: Culture house, library and community center

Size: 1,500 m2

Status: 1st prize in competition 2013, completed 2018

Collaborators: Rune Fjord Studio, Kragh & Berglund, Søren Jensen, C.C. Bruun Enterprise, Kemp & Lauritzen, Juul & Nielsen, Rambøll Arkitektur

Awards: The Arne Award 2018 Nominee, Danish Design Award 2019 Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards 2019 Jury Winner, Fast Company's 2019 Innovation by Design Award Honoree

Team: Anis Souissi, Caroline Krogh Andersen, Christian Sander, Dan Stubbergaard, Daniel Axelsen, Frederik Lyng, Jacob Lantow, Kasper Munk, Mads Knak-Nielsen, Milan Milenkovski, Morten Andersen, Nikolaj Harving, Rachel Wan, Rasmus Bernhard Nielsen, Rune Veile, Thomas Krarup.

Tingbjerg Culture House is an extension to the existing Tingbjerg School. The architecture and choice of materials respect the historic surroundings designed by architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen in the 1950s. Using the same basic materials found in the area such as yellow brick cladding, but in a new way, the building holds a clear link to the existing uniqueness of Tingbjerg. As a funnel shaped volume pointing towards the school, the roof of the culture house spans from 4 floors and slopes down to one floor towards the entrance of the school. With the open and transparent façade facing the street, the building shows its many activities to its surroundings.