Tingbjerg Library and Culture House

Location: Tingbjerg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Client: City of Copenhagen, SAB, FSB 

Program: Culture house, library and community centre

Size: 1,500 m2

Status: First prize in competition in 2013, completion 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.

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

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.