JAJA featured in “A Guide to Danish Architecture – Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals”
We are very happy to find Vrå Children and Culture Centre featured in” A Guide to Danish Architecture – Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals” by Arkitektforeningen. The guide showcases 60 Danish projects that, in each their own way, contribute to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Together with our friends from AART and Søren Jensen, we created Vrå Children and Culture Centre for Hjørring Municipality. The project challenges the boundaries between classroom academics, extracurricular activities, and community life. Evolving the isolated nature of many traditional schools, Vrå is just as much a community space for the entire town as it is for the students. The surrounding forrest is the second facade of the building. Programmed with many different activities in all the layers of the forest, it creates a living frame for the building, changing with the seasons and throughout the day.
In 2022, Vrå Children and Culture Centre won “School Building of the Year″.
Photos: Rasmus Hjortshøj/Coast Studio
About the guide
The book, curated by members of the Danish Association of Architects, is published in conjunction with the UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 in Copenhagen. It features cases presented in seven chapters, each corresponding to the local chapters of the Association: Copenhagen, the Islands, Bornholm, Southern Jutland, Western Jutland, Eastern Jutland, and Northern Jutland.
You can find more information and order the book here
Top photo: Lene Sørensen Rose