Saturday, September 12, 2009

Club| Maritime Youth House | Østamager, Sundby Harbour,Copenhagen | PLOT Architects


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Two clients had to share the facilities: a sail club and a youth house. Their
desires were opposite: the youth house wanted outdoor space for the kids to
play, the sail club needed most of the site to park their boats... the
building is the literal results of our negotiations with these 2
contradictory demands: when the deck bubbles up it allows for boat storage
underneath, still letting the kids run/play above...

PROJECT : MARITIME YOUTH HOUSE
LOCATION : SUNDBY HARBOUR, COPENHAGEN, DK (AMAGER STANDVEJ 13)
SIZE : 2000 M2
BUDGET : 1 170 000 €
TYPE : INVITED COMPETITION, 1ST PRIZE
STATUS : COMPLETION JUNE 2004
CLIENT : KVARTERLØFT GOVERNMENTAL CITY RENEWAL PROJECT, LOKALE OG
ANLÆGSFONDEN, THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOND
COLLABORATORS: PLOT, JDS + BIG
PROJECT TEAM:
JULIEN DE SMEDT,
BJARKE INGELS, ANNETTE JENSEN, FINN NØRKJÆR, HENNING STÜBEN, JØRN JENSEN, MADS H LUND, MARC JAY, NINA TER-BORCH
CONSULTANTS: BIRCH & KROGBOE A/S: JESPER GUDMAN, STRUKTUR

The interior of the building is very basic, with one major characteristic: the front house, which is used as common room and where most of the daily activities take place, is more luxurious than the workshop and storage building on the back corner, but still in a very puritan way. The difference is that the floor in the workshop is a standard grey concrete while in the community space it’s a white concrete with white stones.
The presence of hard surfaces everywhere on the inside is meant as a contrast to the wooden exterior, almost like an inversion of what is commonly done (wood indoor, asphalt outdoor). This is reflecting the dominance of outdoor activities of the youth house. The actual ‘room’ of the Maritime Youth house IS the wooden deck… it englobes all the programs, indoor and outdoor.

Text from:e-architect
Photos from: e-architect and archdaily
Drawings from:archdaily
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