At Vandkunsten Architects we design architecture for people. Our houses are designed for the ways that people live, work, play, and think. Housing, buildings, and cities must be at eye level and make room for communities.
We build for the best in us
Interior wood panels among finalists in circular challenge
RePanel is an interior wall panel system made from reused wood. We want to scale up the production of a range of panels to offer new materiality and improved indoor climate in modern construction and renovation. Apply before December 3rd to be on our the team and further develop the idea in the Circular Construction Challenge.
Circular and made for makers
Repurposed shipping containers house creative activities and meeting places at the Makers’ Corner in the new sustainable district Musicon. Three groups share the facilities – a local maker community, a youth maker space, and a city-run meeting place and activity for mentally vulnerable citizens of all ages. Vandkunsten has applied repurposing materials, and involved users to meet the tight budget with high ambitions. Back in 2016 the city received a donation from the A. P. Møllerske Støttefond, and Vandkunsten was comissioned as architects based on our experience with repurposing discarded shipping containers. After intense user involvement and in close collaboration with the contractor, the project was finished in 2017. From the outside Hal7 still looks like an old industrial hall, preserved in the urban development. Inside, one meets 900sqm of repurposed shipping containers, an old sports gym flooring, and four different comfort zones. The project features a radical amount of reuse. On top of transforming 20 discarded containers, the existing loadbearing exterior skin, foundations, concrete flooring, and 9 existing container modules have been reused. On top, matured materials consist most doors, windows and flooring. This means that at least 90 % of the materials used are repurposed. All details have been designed for disassembly, which allows the users to rearrange their Makers’ Corner if needs change over time.