Overview

The curved facade of Forum Horsens stands today as a magnificent landmark for the city of Horsens and has been an important piece in the game to place Horsens on the cultural map. The facility includes a new cultural and sports hall with capacity for 4,500 people, an outdoor stadium and brand new swimming and bathing facilities.

Facts
City
Horsens
Country
Denmark
Client
Horsens Municipality
Year
2005
Area
16 000 ㎡
Funding
DKK 150 M

"By exposing the roof as both the character-creating and functionally unifying link, the cultural and sports centre's diverse functions are brought together into an architectural whole."

Mikkel Beedholm, Architect and Partner, KHR Architecture
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Three pillars. One roof.

Forum Horsens is built on three architectural pillars, which together form the architectural vision behind the spectacular building and are tied together by the elegant roof.

One pillar is a new landmark for Horsens. The façade facing Langmarksvej acts as a giant image - a clear, easily recognisable and identity-forming figure.

The second pillar is crystal-clear functionality. Easy access, a quick overview, natural coherence between service and public facilities and clear divisions between functions create a well-functioning building complex.

The third pillar is spatial rationality. The compact building is laid out with the shortest possible walking distances and minimal external surface, which results in low operating costs and reduced maintenance.

The curved facade as a Horsens landmark

The unifying leitmotif of both the architecture and the function of the extensive sports and cultural centre is the idea of the large curved roof shape that winds through the landscape like a whale in the sea.

 

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