architects_ WE Architecture, Friis & Moltke Architects
location_ Roskilde, Denmark
budget_200 million DKK
area_10.000 m2 restorations and 4000 m2 new building construction
from the architects_
WE-Architecture have won Erhvervsakademi Sjælland – Roskilde Campus – in collaboration with Friis & Moltke Architects, H. Skjøde Knudsen, and Alectia.
Roskilde Campus is a new educational area for 1500 students within the fields of marketing, IT, and food engineering. The total project is 10.000m2 which includes renovation as well as 4000m2 new build. The new building contains educational areas, classrooms, canteen, production kitchen and administration.
The Campus will host various fields of education and the development of the project has taken a clear starting point in the needs of the individual fields of education. Three main concepts have been essential in the design process, “Community”, “Respect” and “Durability”.
The communal feeling is a keyword in the daily life and work of both students and staff. The professional and social community is influenced by the physical environment. The proposal contributes to the many different communities by creating flexible physical conditions. This includes flexible spaces for diverse activities such as larger events, informal meetings, intimate conversations, breaks, parties, as well as creative and social interaction across fields of studies.
The project aims to “respect” the needs for all users of the building both larger groups and individuals. We all learn differently and have different requirements for the physical space. The building allows for a great variety of learning environments; a need which is predicted to increase in the future.
The campus must be more than just able to withstand use. It should be flexible in the sense of being able to accommodate a variety of learning cultures and needs, both in terms of current requirements and to accommodate future needs.