AAU Science & Innovation Hub

Location: Aalborg, Denmark

Client: The Danish Building and Property Agency

Program: University building for Aalborg University (AAU)

Size: 8,500 m2

Status: 1st prize in competition in 2017, completion 2021

Collaborators: Oluf Jørgensen, STED

Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Susanne Skov Kunert, Thomas Hobbs, Ulrich Pohl, Jacob Blak, Jens Kert Wagner, Hugo Lebrunet

AAU Science & Innovation Hub is an extension to Aalborg University, rising as a terraced volume that forges new connections and urban intensification. It is an open and inviting building that provides spaces for both lively research and focused concentration. In order to promote idea generation and innovation, the users will be able to inhabit a new type of un-programmed workshop spaces – named Garages – referring to the architectural frame for some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. In these garages, the users define their own rules and methods of co-working creating space for new ideas to flourish. The garages alongside the atrium street are the innovative basis for informal learning, acting as a supplement to the formal education and research offered at AAU.