For the Aarhus Night of Culture event, on 14 October, the Aarhus School of Architecture took over Ridehuset. This event was the halfway result of our work with the “Aarhus theme” which was exposed to ReThink, the overall theme of the Aarhus Night of Culture event. During the exhibition we presented our proposals for future solutions for Aarhus by means of spatial models, images and movies. And by means of projections and live performances we gave the audience a sensory impression of the possibilities inherent in the urban spaces of Aarhus and of how these can be processed spatially. (more…)
Presentation by Tina Saaby
”How can we start up urban life in Aarhus? We were able to get a great deal of inspiration when city architect of Copenhagen Tina Saaby and Hugo Prestegaard from ”Gang i København” (starting up Copenhagen) visited the school of architecture on 23 November – as a part of the ongoing “Aarhus theme” of the school.
During the autumn term, all students of the school of architecture were working with Aarhus as a theme. It is very much a question of taking in hand the buildings and squares of the city; and of providing a proposal for the immediate possibilities of the city and its future. In brief, it is about creating a framework for a strong and multifaceted urban life. (more…)
By Torben Nielsen, principal at the Aarhus School of Architecture
”… These days, the Aarhus School of Architecture are shaping a present for Aarhus. A present with a value of approximately DKK 40 million.
During the entire autumn term, all of our 800 students and 100 teachers will be working with the city – its buildings, squares and courts. We do so because we want to provide a proposal for the city’s present and not least its future. We want to show what we have to offer, we want to support the architectural policy of the city and support Aarhus as European Capital of Culture in 2017 We want to contribute to make Aarhus a laboratory for excogitation and development. …”
Read the entire article in Jyllandsposten from 30 November 2011
Lær her hele artiklen i Jyllandsposten fra d. 30. november 2011.
During the first part of the term, events focusing on the city of Aarhus were arranged in order to take the pulse of the city together.
The start of the term, on 1 September, was initiated by tours around the city. Some students were on tour with a homeless person, other students experienced guerrilla architecture and yet another group took part in a hunt for the hidden locations of the city.
The following months brought a veritable “knowledge recharge”. Among others, city architect Gøsta Knudsen made a visit to talk about ’Visioner for Aarhus’ (Visions for Aarhus), Trevor Davies gave a presentation on European Capital of Culture 2017 and Ole Skou Rasmussen, project manager at the Department of Nature and Environment, the Municipality of Aarhus talked about large projects aimed at creating new nature in Aarhus. (more…)
For the autumn term, “Aarhus” has been the common theme of the school, 800 of the school’s students have, consequently, been working with the city’s development. Under the heading Aarhus Urban Lab we have looked at Aarhus as an urban laboratory and a test field for our ideas.
Principal, Torben Nielsen: ”this is an obvious opportunity to take the school of architecture in the direction we would like: participating in concrete project-based cooperation with citizens, professionals and authorities that bring the student closer to the reality they will meet the day they leave the school of architecture. It is our wish that during their studies they should be given an opportunity to combine artistic and academic learning with the more practical skills of the profession. This should take place through close dialogue and, consequently, as a shared learning experience during which we engage with the world around us. Our vision is: Engaging through Architecture.
Find more information here on Aarhus Urban Lab. (more…)