This conceptual project transformed an old corn storehouse located at Mindet 6 into a new media research house for the Danish broadcasting service DR. I developed this project at Aarhus School of Architecture with Maria Lunde Ørris.
Mindet 6 is located on the borderline between the newly transformed commercial areas located in the southwestern harbor and the still heavily industrial dominated southeastern harbor area. At the point of construction, the building was in harmony with its industrial context – but is now in need of a transformation to accommodate its new commercial purpose and to strengthen the general typological expression of the area.
We transformed Mindet 6 into an open structure towards the city while maintaining its industrial appearance towards the harbor. On the eastern harbor façade, only the windows and garages were changed. The western side was opened up by the arcade and three large glass sections. While experiencing the building from the inside you will feel the gradients of the building by the material choice, which starts with a majority of glass in the west and ends with a majority of concrete and solid walls in the east.