Aarhus School of Architecture has received a donation of DKK 26 million from the A.P. Møller Foundation for the arrangement of the new school of architecture. The funds will go towards two specific areas in the new building.
Most importantly: a media space and library. This space, called Mediateket, will be the lifeline of the school’s dissemination of architecture. It will contain the school’s academic and research library and its materials collection – and will be open to the school’s students, teachers and researchers, but also to everyone else with an interest in the theory and history of the architectural profession, the latest research results, magazines, etc.
The second project that the A.P. Møller Foundation has chosen to support is Didakteket, a modern rethinking of the traditional lecture hall and teaching room.
The room is equipped with the latest IT equipment to facilitate the innovative digital dissemination of architecture, online teaching, knowledge sharing and dialogues based on mobile technologies. Didakteket will accommodate traditional lectures that are open to students as well as the citizens of Aarhus. This space will also be used for the exhibitions and critiques/project presentations of students and e.g. public debates for the entire city.