Providing better opportunities for development for the local community such as education, theatre, music, art, and sport, C.F. Møller Architects undertakes the redevelopment and expansion of the cultural center Pavillonen in Greena.
“Our approach comprises three main components. First, we emphasize the storytelling aspect by highlighting the Pavillonen’s rich history, including the oldest and most valuable buildings, which are transformed into wayfinding points both in the new complex and throughout the site,” states Søren Tortzen, the head of C.F. Møller Architects’ office in Aalborg, who is leading the project.
“Second, we aim to create architectural unity by incorporating a large unifying roof that promotes a sense of calm and coherence across all functions. This roof also allows public access to an exciting roofscape, offering unique views and space for events,” he continues.
“Finally, we seek to establish a strong connection between the building and the surrounding landscape. This involves reorienting what is currently considered the back of the cultural center to become the new front, thereby activating the beautiful surroundings and providing immediate access to both the park and the Grenaa River that runs alongside the building.”
The Pavillon in Grenaa has long been a cultural hub for the citizens of Grenaa and Norddjurs Municipality, bringing together music, theatre, teaching, sport, and many other cultural events.
But not under the same roof, and the Pavilion is characterized by having grown building by building since the first building was completed in 1902.
The design aims to enhance the exhibition of art, establish a connection with the surrounding nature, and create an architectural coherent building for locals and tourists.
The plans include a new musical talent stage, a new art exhibition space, a new rooftop terrace for cultural events, and a new architectural coherence for the many buildings created over the last 120 years.
Project: Pavillonen Extention
Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
Lead Architects: Søren Tortzen
Renderings: C.F. Møller Architects