seARCH: conference center in hillerød
 
seARCH: conference center in hillerød
may 19, 2011

seARCH: conference center in hillerød

‘conference center in hillerød’ by seARCH in copenhagen, denmark all images courtesy seARCH image © iwan baan

amsterdam-based architects seARCH has completed ‘conference center in hillerød’, an extension to a monumental 14th century danish farm in copenhagen, denmark. conceived for novo nordish, a leading healthcare company in diabetes care, the new center shares the same plot on which insulin was extracted from the pancreas of a cow for the first time in history. the design draws from this context by shaping its floors to resemble the animal’s ear or leaf, creating a subtle motif without sacrificing the quality of efficiency of the internal programs.

seARCH: conference center in hillerød view from across the water image © iwan baan

monolithic in its form, the extension generates a landscape-like surface by pulling up certain edges and corners of the roof. the extension curves out from the original farm house, resulting in a open courtyard entrance. finished with a natural palette of vertically running wooden slats, the sculptural volume rests on top of a ground level clad in glass.

seARCH: conference center in hillerød courtyard image © iwan baan

accommodating an auditorium, offices, restaurants, meeting rooms, fitness facilities and guest rooms, the center is utilizes high quality installations and environmental measures to create a sustainable building with optimal indoor climate and minimal energy use.

seARCH: conference center in hillerød exterior view image © iwan baan

seARCH: conference center in hillerød curved facade image © iwan baan

seARCH: conference center in hillerød image © iwan baan

seARCH: conference center in hillerød interior view image © iwan baan

seARCH: conference center in hillerød (left) ceiling treatment (right) office images © iwan baan

seARCH: conference center in hillerød restaurant image © iwan baan

seARCH: conference center in hillerød image © iwan baan

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  • Interior looks like an institution of some kind, and not a very nice one. High end prison? Living quarters for involuntary research subjects? Banal, which as we know, normalizes the everyday aspects of evil… or bad design.

    scarysuzy

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