Inside Mediateket, a huge piece of wooden furniture is going to be constructed. This structure will connect the 16-meter-high space on several levels and will contain many different small spaces and niches suited for in-depth studies and finding inspiration.
The large, open media space will mark the presence of the school towards Carl Blochsgade. A floor-to-ceiling height of 16 metres combined with extensive glass facades will make the area appear open and welcoming. In the evening, the building will throw out much light – and the function of the space as a centre for architectural knowledge will stand out clearly.
Tegnestuen Praksis are behind the project
The wooden piece of furniture was designed by Tegnestuen Praksis, who won the tender for designing Mediateket for the new school. The piece of wooden furniture is based on an old shelving system from the basement of Erhvervsarkivet – an archive designed by Danish architect Hack Kampmann – which has been donated to the school.
The structure will create the framework for 520 square metres above ground floor level and 940 linear metres of shelving spread over four floors.
The project is supported by A.P. Møller Fonden, which has donated a total of DKK 26 million for the physical arrangement of the new school of architecture.