230 entries from 47 countries participated in the international competition for the new Aarhus School of Architecture. We are proud to announce that EFFEKT's design proposal made it through to the small handful of purchased proposals!
The design concept focus on accessibility and visibility. A building that invites the public in and creates room for cultural events and showcasing of the creative production of students and staff through an open and transparent structure. The building itself is a showcase of simplicity and raw functional facilities combined in a compact social layout. The design further explores the possibilities of wood as a sustainable and durable construction material relating to its Nordic context.
The jury especially emphasized "the versatile outdoor and indoor conditions of the facility and its willingness to demonstrate a reversible construction principle in wood which holds many functional and spatial possibilities. The displayed visualization of one of the workshops leaves a credible impression of the constructive principle and makes for a pleasant atmosphere."