The project for a new Ministry building in Copenhagen questions the role of political institutions in contemporary city: can the institution act as an urban generator by relocating it from a rich city heart to the margins of the centre? The aim is to soften the boundary between the private and public by introducing the ‘third room’ where the city, the building, its users and its visitors meet.
The site is situated where Copenhagen Meat Packing District faces Dybbølsbro bridge. It is an area where different architectural periods and social groups merge – a site with a great potential to mix activities and users at different times of the day. Continuous city space becomes a part of the building, where citizens are invited for informal communication and meeting. The design allows for visual or physical interaction between the workers and visitors of the Ministry, creating a Eeld of possibilities – as the most wanted condition within the contemporary city.
Master Graduation Project, KADK
The project is located at the corner of Meat Packing district and Dybbølsbro
Rethinking the Institution. The list of existing Ministry buildings in Copenhagen
Relocating the new Ministry from the heart of political institutions
City space continues through the entrance into the building.
The building volume represents the merge of different typologies: Copenhagen block and Meat Packing district.
The public ground / The hub of public functions / The office functions
The hub of informal functions: showroom, cafe and auditorium
The section. City space continues throughout the building.
Ground floor plan. The public access through the Ministry represents the spatial qualities of Meat Packing district.
The meeting room facing Kødbyen.
Physical model. Building volume represents the merge of formal and informal functions.