Editor’s pickThe Heart in Ikast
‘Hjertet’ (the Heart),C.F. Møller Architects,Vestergade,Denmark
C.F. Møller Architects is behind this project next to the International School Ikast-Brande with a much-awaited expansion which includes several halls, multi-functional and educational facilities. The project enhances the educational facilities at the school, and creates a new meeting point in Ikast, an area of fast growth in Vestergade, Denmark.
‘Hjertet’ (the Heart) is an integration of a multi-purpose building, as well as an activity park, to create a new relation to the neighbouring Business College HHX Ikast, Ikast Brande upper secondary school, the teacher training college, and the International School Ikast-Brande, which was also designed by C.F. Møller.
“The Heart” combines education, activities, community, exercise and recreational pursuits in new ways. The international pupils will become a natural part of a very wide-ranging group of users, including sportsmen and women, musicians, skaters and users in a social psychiatry project. Overall, 35 user groups were involved in the development of the building and park.
For every walk of life
"The Heart" is a very open and accessible building, which also draws attention through its use of many small, informal venues and seating areas, to reinforce the multi-building's capacity as a social gathering point, and not just a place to spend active leisure time.
(All images are credited to Adam Mørk)