A cultural hub in motion
Partner in charge:
Mathias Kruse Jacobsen
Mads Rudi Lassen
KVANT1 + PAX architects
A.P. Møller Fonden
Skanderborg's new museum - Perron1 - has a unique location due to its close connection to the station and the unrealized potential that lies in being able to attract visitors from all over Denmark - both as a planned destination and for people who are just passing through. At the same time, the new arrivals building will be visible from a long distance in several places in the city - a new landmark that, with its visibility, helps to tie the whole city together. Even from down on the lake, you can see Skanderborg's new museum rising up among the trees and the city's roofs. We do not want to create a postulated icon building, but we see an unfulfilled potential in creating a new city gate to Skanderborg that functions as a visible landmark in the city.
At the entrance to the museum, a carving has been made in the roof that forms a frame of an arrival space which welcomes visitors.
The informal waiting room offers both a café and an exhibition, and has a large openness, so as a passer-by, you can always follow life in Perron1 - Skanderborg's new cultural center.
A building that is just as alive on the outside as inside.
From the railway tracks, you can follow life inside the arrivals building, and on special events, communication and parts of exhibitions can act as signage and projections on the facades.
The existing post office building and the new arrivals building complement and reinforce each other's character traits.
The post office building's characteristic horizontality opposite the arrival building's verticality - both supported by a precise underlying rhythm in the construction.
New and old connect gently, while the new arrival building respectfully leans weakly away from the existing post office building, so that it gets its own necessary space.