Situated in the outskirt, the old industrial building was vacant and abandoned. Instead of demolishing the focus of the project was on how to take this introverted typology and give it a new life with a very limited budget? Despite the generic appearance, these typologies often contain an impressive interior space and the idea was to expose it to the world. By removing the walls at both ends of the building and placing all the office and workshop spaces on one side and the skating on the other, the interiors are kept as free as possible. The existing concrete facade is wrapped in a new translucent polycarbonate skin that gives the appearance of a light and welcoming building, dynamically changing from day to night. Last, the building is filled with functions aimed to meet the increasing demand for self-organized alternatives to the established sports and cultural activities, supporting the client mission to attract local youth and create lasting social change through sports and culture, enabling integration and empowerment in their lives.
Streetmekka, hub for street sports and street culture
Tue Hesselberg Foged
Virginie Le Goffic
Nicolai Duedahl Hende
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Landscape: BOGL Structures: Rambøll Construction: Thomas Andersen A/S Consultants: Luke Jouppi, Lars Pedersen, Jonathan Linde, Copenhagen Bouldering, Nørlum