henning larsen architects: viborg town hall
 
henning larsen architects: viborg town hall
aug 24, 2011

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall

‘viborg town hall’ by henning larsen architects in viborg, denmark all images courtesy henning larsen architects

copenhagen-based practice henning larsen architects has completed ‘viborg town hall’, a six-storey civic complex in the second largest danish municipality. standing as an architectural symbol of the growing community in the wake of the municipal merger, the atrium of the compact building serves as a spatial link between the town hall and the local citizens.

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall exterior view

located on a generous and green plot outside the town centre, the design features a pair of low-lying wings that serve as the base to the heart of the multi-storey complex. the natural elements of the site is extended to the surface of the roof, resulting in a structure that is seamlessly emerging from the ground. crisscrossed with a graphic finish, the central volume of the building also hosts a roof garden that offers a view of viborg cathedral.

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall green roof

focusing on minimizing the town hall’s energy consumption, the building is outfitted with multiple sustainable features, including groundwater cooling, treble glazing, passive and active coolings through open suspended ceilings, and rainwater collection and percolation. natural daylight intake is maximized through a large percentage of glazed surfaces.

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall facade finish

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall site model

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall sectional model

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall rendered exterior view

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall approach

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall main entrance

henning larsen architects: viborg town hallinterior view of atrium

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall section

henning larsen architects: viborg town hall elevation

project info:

client: municipality of viborg gross floor area: 19,000 m2 type of assignment: first prize, international competition

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