Tingbjerg Library and Culture House

Tingbjerg Library and Culture House

Tingbjerg is a neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is characterized by social housing built in the 1950-1970s, and by a large proportion of socially disadvantaged residents. From time to time, the neighbourhood has been marked by crime, and for various reasons, also relating to the physical layout of the area, the neighbourhood appears isolated from society in general, and has earned a mixed reputation.

Origin/team:

COBE

Rune Fjord Studio

Kragh & Berglund

Søren Jensen

C.C. Bruun Enterprise

Kemp & Lauritzen

Juul & Nielsen

Rambøll Arkitektur

Photography:

Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

Resources:

cobe.dk

The neighbourhood of Tingbjerg is surrounded by green areas, and wasdesigned as a model city, with its own church, school and shopping area.The layout of the housing project consists of blocks with three floors, rowhouses and a single high rise.

The Municipality of Copenhagen decided to extend the school with anew library and culture house, which architecturally respects the existingframework, and at the same time adding something completely new.Using the same basic materials found in the area such as yellow brickcladding, the new building has a clear link to the existing uniqueness ofTingbjerg. As a funnel shaped volume pointing towards the school, theroof of the culture house spans from 4 floors and slopes down to onefloor towards the entrance to the school. With the open and transparentfaçade facing the street, the building shows its many activities to its sur-roundings, welcoming residents and inviting newcomers to engage.

The library and culture house is intended to support community-basedactivities with a great variety of institutions under the same roof. Apartfrom being a library, the building also hosts a pedagogic teaching centre,meeting facilities, a café, a concert and theater hall; all institutions thatsupport the community building of the area.

Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Location of Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Location of Tingbjerg Library and Culture House

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