House of Culture and Movement
by MVRDV and ADEPT

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House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Dutch firm MVRDV and Danish firm ADEPT have won a competition to design a building housing health, leisure, culture and education facilities for Frederiksberg in Denmark.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Above and top image by Luxigon, copyright MVRDV/ADEPT.

Called House of Culture and Movement, the project will be the first in a series of three buildings.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Above image by Luxigon, copyright MVRDV/ADEPT.

It will consist of a glass cube containing six stacked boxes, each with a specific function.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Above image by Luxigon, copyright MVRDV/ADEPT.

Spaces between these volumes will be used for various changing activities and the main circulation through the building.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Above image by Luxigon, copyright MVRDV/ADEPT.

Here are some more details from MVRDV:


MVRDV and ADEPT win competition for House of Culture and Movement, Frederiksberg, DK

Today the City of Frederiksberg, Denmark, the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities and Realdania announced MVRDV and ADEPT winner of the House of Culture and Movement competition in Frederiksberg, Denmark.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Above image by Luxigon, copyright MVRDV/ADEPT.

The building is a new urban typology with its mix of community centre, exhibition and performance, playground, park and health centre.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Above image by Luxigon, copyright MVRDV/ADEPT.

The House of Culture and Movement is aimed to engage the population of Frederiksberg in a healthy and active life style. The 4,000 m2 building is set in 4,500m2 public gardens and is the first in a series of 3 buildings.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Above image by Luxigon, copyright MVRDV/ADEPT.

The first phase is to be completed in 2015 and has a total budget of 17 million Euro.The main ambition for the House of Culture and Movement is to offer the Flintholm neighborhood a dynamic meeting point for people of all ages taking part in a wide range of activities.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

Above image by Luxigon, copyright MVRDV/ADEPT.

Health, culture, leisure and education should smoothly blend together to create a spectacular architectural experience that will become a destination.The main building, the House of Culture and Movement, or Ku-Be (Kultur- og Bevægelseshus) is a rectangular glass volume containing six stacked ideal programmatic elements.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

The space in-between can be programmed flexibly as a 'play zone' with various activities and main circulation.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

The stacked elements hold more specific uses: a theatre, a health zone, food zone, a zen area, a study centre and exhibition hall, fitness and activity centre, a wellness centre and an area for the administration.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

The theatre is flexible and can be used in different stage and audience settings; in addition its large window allows it to be used as an open air theatre where the public stays in the garden.

The building is a truly multifunctional public centre which engages its users.  The 3 volumes are wrapped in an 'urban curtain' that acts as frame for the garden.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

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It offers great flexibility and can be used for art projects, bicycle parking, water and light installations, performances – and curtains.

House of Culture and Movement by MVRDV and ADEPT

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The garden, designed in collaboration with SLA landscape architects, is fit for multiple uses acting as an activated, spectacular public space for the area.

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The landscaping follows the themes of the interior of the House of Culture and Movement with a performance area, health and activity zones, a quiet zone, connecting zones and an empty zone reserved for House of Culture and Movement 2.

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The project will be phased. The House of Movement, the garden and the urban curtain will be first realizations.

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In later stages a commercial building and a second House of Movement will be added. Climate and energy technology is based on reliable technologies such as solar panels, natural ventilation and underground hot and cool storage resulting in a highly efficient low energy building.

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The project is designed by MVRDV, Rotterdam, and ADEPT, Copenhagen, in a joint effort with SLA landscape architects, Søren Jensen engineers, Imitio, Winnie Ricken, Copenhagen, Max Fordham, London, and Ducks Scèno, Paris. Earlier MVRDV and ADEPT teamed up and won the competition for the Roedovre Sky Village, a flexible mix-use skyscraper currently in development.

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Frederiksberg is an independent municipality to the west of Copenhagen’s city centre. Entirely surrounded by Copenhagen, the House of Culture and Movement is planned near Flintholm metro station. Realdania, Copenhagen, and The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, co-fund the project.

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Realdania is a strategic foundation created with the objective of initiating and supporting projects that improve the built environment. Its mission is to improve quality of life for the common good through the built environment.The mission of The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities is to develop, consult and support construction of sports, culture and leisure facilities.


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  • edward

    Too much structure that overshadows activity I think. Would like to see the other entries. These kinds of instant culture, entertainment playground projects usually flop in the US. Good luck to them.

  • Diego

    This is by far one of the most ground breaking projects for culture and movement i have ever seen. Some how adept manage to create yet another architectural master piece with a perfect balance between complexity and rationality that I love!

  • http://www.mvrdv.nl mvrdv

    I’m sure Krusty the clown is very happy these days even though he didn’t take any part of the project.

  • m

    It is interesting to see the two extremes in visualisation used for the same building. For me the graphical renders both are more pretty and more explaining than the fashionable hyper-realist ones. And more fashionable, actually.

    About the building: the concept of seeing the programm as a series of specific and well defined volumes and the rest-space as a gift of spacial complexity is charming. Compared to for example the Effenaar – where MVRDV used a similar concept – the resulting space seems a bit out of control spacially. There is a lot of drama in terms of form, but the resulting spaces feel a bit generic – huge connected spaces that are depening strongly on interior architecture to create some kind of locality.

  • walter

    urban curtain…it seems MVRDV is losing their touch…camon guys…urban curtain…gosh,i’m trying to believe…but this time is too hard for me…but maybe i’m not trying hard…who knows these days

  • Nac

    Looks like a typical dutch green house with toys inside. COOL

  • Thijs

    MDRDV are always one step to late and one step in the wrong direction.
    This is architecture that doesn’t contribute to what is usefull and just takes form to be different, but in reality it isn’t different because every architecture studio is trying to be different.
    sorry guys but better luck next time

  • mvb

    What a shame, nobody remembers Prada transformer by OMA! Dutch architects always use the same concepts everytime… copy and paste. That’s all.

  • jeanpierre

    this project clearly lacks of theology and geometry

  • diao

    if they are one step in the wrong direction but one step later then that is positive!
    This project much much better of other MVRDV projects

  • Marcel Shane

    Sweet!!! Some how it seems to me that whenever mvrdv are doing a collaboration with adept, the quality of the work is rising to new heights. Way to go!

  • ENEFTE

    The idea of the curtain is a copy paste of the nordic embassys in Berlin.

  • Common People

    Well, I feel puzzled somehow… There was a time when master pieces used to inspire the rest of us architects that have to build for common people, you know, projects that won’t make it to the magazines or design webs. This is no master piece AT ALL. This a lot of work by interns or other under- or no paid at all architects and similars constructed upon two questions:
    1- What if…?
    2- Why not?
    It’s true, that’s the 21st century philosophy, right? Frank Gehry used to do this kind of stuff when he was young in the early seventies, but you know what? I think he’s got quite a sense of perception. Look at work by Siza, where buildings become almost like paintings. These are men that understand that what’s important it’s the people and not how COOL or ORIGINAL something is.
    Just imagine placing your grandparents in these building. Not laughing yet? With their face clearly telling “Where the heck I am? I hope this thing doesn’t collapse. By the way, where’s my class? And the stairs? Maybe better the lift…”
    Well, like someone above said: “A lot of fun”

  • Lex

    i would like to see a more realistic daytime render of the exterior … none of these renders seem real – but they sure look pretty

  • chuck

    this makes me dizzy…and want to throw up my smörgåsbord.

  • yimyim

    people people calm down.

    1 – As we should ALL have learnt in school. In architecture there is no NEW languages/ideas. Just the reoganisation of age old arrangements. Some images are more recognisable than others, yes, but fundamentally they are ALL old concepts.

    2 – This idea of Starchitecture serves only really to errode architecture at its heart, if Architecture is about a considered, sensitive, beautiful, VERNACULAR, SUSTAINABLE response. Yes, enjoy the starchitects “adver-tecture” but realise that the true beauty in Architecure lies in details, and a considered response and these are often forgotten by large international offices. For every flashy starchitect office there are 50 small offices doing much better, considered, thoughtful, resolved work. -just perhaps the “hollywood” public wont gawgle at their thousand dollar computer images…

    This design is about openness and permeability and this is reinforced by the notion of an urban curtain. Allowing not only users to move past, through and into the “building” with natural flexibility. There are obviously many practical questions but the principle is spot-on!