AART architects rethink Danish art building

Odense Municipality has unveiled the four teams who have been selected to draw up a proposal for a future art building in the heart of Odense in Denmark.

In cooperation with SLA and Lars Kiilerich-Hansen, we have been prequalified to participate in the competition to develop the art building Filosoffen in Odense, so the building utilises its unique location next to the Latin Quarter and one of the city's major recreational areas.
"The aim of the competition is to renew the area, so the art building becomes a modern cultural venue which can attract a wider audience. When the rebuilding is completed, the art building will expand with new art forms and provide space for recreational areas around the building," Ellen Drost, Cultural Director in Odense Municipality.
The competition is organised by Realdania and Odense Municipality, who has unveiled the four teams to draw up a visionary proposal on how the buildings in the area can be arranged around an attractive, integrated outdoor area for the benefit of both the art building’s visitors and the local citizens.