2012 - 2016
A home for the cultural scene of Faaborg
Filmhouse expanded with a civic centre
With local enthusiasm and years of preparation the munincipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn launched an ambitious competition for a civic centre that would add cultural programs to the existing cinema. Vandkunsten Architects won the competition in 2012.
The main entrance to the building complex is through the slightly elevated square facing the train station
The project is built using solid wood construction. It has been executed in collaboration with the local company C&W Architects and Henry Jensen Engineers.
Our façade made from polycarbonate caused a stir in Faaborg. The plastic is beautifully brought to life by the beautiful light installations behind the façade. The installation by artist Emil Salto will surely melt all cold hearts. It is pure magic. Congratulations to Faaborg!
Light installation integrated in the facade
Find yourself an evening – not too cold – and follow how the light integrated in the façade. It changes dependent on the weather and on what is on inside the building. The National Art Foundation has granted DKK 1.5 mio to the art piece.
Project name: Helios Film- and Culture House
Category:Culture & Institutions
Client: Faaborg–Midtfyn Munincipality
Gross area: 900 m²
Date: 2012 - 2016
Cost of construction: DKK 11 mio.
Program: Civic house and movie theater
Activity: Addition, renovation
Job type: 1. prize in competition
Construction system: Load-bearing solid wood.
Contact: Søren Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Architect: Vandkunsten med C&W Arkitekter (projektering)
Engineer: Henry Jensen A/S
Consultant: Kunstner Emil Salto (støtte af Statens Kunstfond)