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BBA Public Swimming pool

Hallen fra Grøndalen

Tredje Natur wishes to re create the Frederiksberg-esque atmosphere by transforming the BBA property to a contemporary town common – a recreational and productive resource that is open to the local area by breaking down the barrier between public and private and including the area into the dynamic movement patterns of the locals. 

Project information
Responseble partner: Ole Schrøder
Design Team: Johan Kure, Lars Vinther, Michael Vestergaard Thomsen, and Karolina Julia Pajnowska
Location: Bernhard Bangs Allé, Frederiksberg
Client: Frederiksberg municipality, Gribskov Gruppen
Team: 3 X SKAK, MASU Planning and Grontmij
Contruction cost: 158 mio. kr.
Floor space: 7.000 m³
Project period: 2014
Responsibility: Building
Type: Commission in OPP.
Status: Completed


Frederiksberg Municipality purchased the property at Bernhard Bangs Alle 43-45 with the purpose of creating a center for handicapped residents, sports and culture. There will also be a swimming pool and a gymnastics center. The transformation of the BBA property to a modern town commons means that the site will strengthen the local community and create new relationships by creating the physical framework for community projects, and a framework which invites users to relax, be reflective , or active. By developing the BBA property as an inclusive, open, and locally- founded commons, it provides a contrast to the private, exclusivity of the neighboring KU.BE -a future culture and movement center. KU.BE invites people into a sensory and aethetic
parallel world, while the BBA commons will function as a recreational, utilitarian landscape which connects to the local area. The design is based on an understanding of the local context in Frederiksberg. It is our ambition to create a building where the future functions and Grøndalens obvious qualities are woven closely together in the urban space and the existing built environment – while being centered on down to earth, unique daily and work life. The proposal is based concepts about flexible and functional parameters in a holistic architectonic approach. The concept creates space where in neighbors, users and professionals meet in a new way, to create more value for BBA!

The proposal expresses an alternative way to look at the landscape and the city from its neighboring building KU.BE. The main difference is the reading of the local relationships around the BBA property. By creating an inclusive, open and locally based building, the property will be an obvious supplement to the more closed and exclusive garden at KU.BE.
– Morten Jung, deputy mayor and chairman for culture- and recreation committee.

We believe that we can accomplish greater results with common sense and the right combinations of simple technical solutions and tested solutions. A rational approach where technology, functions, and economics are the defining elements in the architectural expression. Though this is a banal concept, it opposes the classic modernistic idea of integrating all technical details into the architectural solution. We aim to create a new paradigm in Frederiksberg where you do not need to compromise between the built environment and nature to achieve an architectural balance.

The proposal is based on an understanding of the existing area around BBA, its diversity and heterogeneity. The buildings are oriented east-west in a comb structure that faces the green commons. The plan is a reaction to the local context and changes based on the surroundings, creating unique urban spaces and meeting places. We place the functions based on optimizing community and pragmatic thoughts about natural lighting for public institutions and homes. Noise reduction and facade optimization are also components in this new, hybrid building.

The new functions are placed based on the relationship between internal and external space and the possibility for multifunctionality. This improves the chances for close relationships, random interactions and other meetings between the different user groups. When people actively interact between buildings and urban spaces, the good city life and quality of life are born. The area close to Grøndalen will change between built and open space. A holistic, but diverse structure that changes between order and diversity.
 The structure for the open space is extremely flexible where change can be incorporated in step by step building process, where the individual volumes are formed and create an identity for the area around the BBA. The scale and the form are based on the relationship to the existing buildings, and are integrated into the new structure. The classic gable ends and tile facades are reimagined and build a bridge between the traditional and the visionary.

 

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