Mejlgade 50 BB, st. / 8000 Aarhus C / Denmark
CULTURAL CENTRE NICOLAI/KOLDING/DK
KOLDING - first prize
Sct. Nicolai School Centre from the 1850’ ies is a continuous reincarnation of everything from a traditional Danish school with gyms and schoolyards. With five art houses as the new function the possibility of a new typology of creative and dynamic culture centre emerges. Along the west side a continuous wall of corten steel is built along two terraces and a stage/tribune also made in corten steel. Furthermore different outdoor activity spaces are added to the schoolyard: The Garden of Tales, The City Garden, The Market Square and the Plaza, opening up towards Katrinegade. The tilting terrain in the schoolyard is prevailed and a new enclosing surface of black asphalt is laid out, on which patterns are drawn with thermo plastic and street paint. The schoolyard is designed as a big white drawing on a new layer of black asphalt- as a new blackboard.