Sletten

Framing an active outdoors life

Location
Ry, Denmark
Developer
FDF
Size
800 m2
Acquisition
Winning proposal in project competition in 2000
Status
Completed in 2003
Architect
AART
Engineer
Korbæk & Partnere
Award
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award
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Sletten meets FDF's vision about promoting active outdoor life. Architecture and landscape melt together in the open air centre, where roof projections, window facades and materials such as wood and stone pull nature inside the open air centre in order to provide room for life, inside and outside, all year through.

The interaction with the natural surroundings is omnipresent in the open air centre. Apart from the roof projections, window facades and overall use of natural materials, the huge fireplace is also characterised by nature and the natural gathering point in the multipurpose room. Despite the almost monumental internal dimensions, the open air centre is situated naturally in the woody hills, while the window facades offer a panoramic view of the scenic surroundings.

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However, the open air centre does not look entirely neutral in its surroundings. The organic but also stringent and geometrical exterior challenges the highland lake area of Central Jutland. The sloping roof enhances the feeling of the open air centre as to the surroundings, where the forest encircles the green, sloping plain, inviting to play and learning for children and adolescents in the amphitheatre and widespread nature area.

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Want to know more?

  • Jesper Hallstrøm Eriksen
    Head of Brand and Communications
    Aarhus
    jhe@aart.dk
    +45 41 96 35 26