Recently the whole office went on a study trip to visit, explore and discuss our buildings. The purpose of this was to get a common understanding and insight of the buildings and furthermore to get a shared professional developing experience. Everybody joined the trip – from interns and assistants to project leaders and partners. We visited Roskilde Campus, Mariehøj and Bavnehøj and discussed both the qualities but also the many challenges of constructing the buildings.
At Roskilde Campus we were lucky to see the building in action, being used by the many students of Erhvervsakadamiet Sjælland. We could explore the small but important details of the architecture and discussed the interior atrium, its multiple functions and how the students was using it.
Afterwards, we went to Mariehøj where we discussed how the building was inspired by its surroundings. It was clear how the building was connected to its context for example a nearby hill. This gave an opportunity to discuss how important it is to incorporate surroundings in our buildings.
Bavnehøj was in process of being build. Therefore, we could get a special insight in how the different materials was put together. We could gradually see it becoming the architecture that we drew. In this way, we could follow the whole process from creation of ideas to the final result of the building.
Lastly, we were privileged to visit the Panda house shown by David Zahle from BIG. It was interesting to hear the underlying thoughts of the building and very special to see how to make a home for a panda. Kudos to the team behind!
You can read more about the buildings under “WE WORK”.