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Maritime Youth House
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DESIGNER
 
 
PLOT
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DESCRIPTION
 
PLOT BIG JDS Maritime Youth HouseHow do you turn the problem of a polluted site into an architectural potential?

A third of our budget was allocated to remove our polluted topsoil. By covering the site with a wooden deck we could leave the soil where it was and invest the money on the building rather than the site’s polluted topsoil. The result is a public landscape of social functions surrounded by water on all sides.

PLOT BIG JDS Maritime Youth HouseTwo very different users had to share the facilities: a sailing club and a youth centre with conflicting requirements: the youth centre wanted outdoor space for the kids to play; the sailing club required most of the site to moor their boats. The building is the result of these two contradictory demands: The deck is elevated high enough to allow for boat storage underneath while providing an undulating landscape for the kids to run and play above.

The interior of the building is very low key: the front room oriented towards the coastline, is used as a common room where most of centre’s daily activities take place. It utilizes a higher level of materials and detailing than the workshop and storage areas. The floor in the workshop is a standard grey concrete whereas the commons area has a polished Aalborg white concrete with white aggregate. The presence of hard surfaces used on the interior is meant to contrast the wooden exterior, an inversion of what is commonly done (wooden interior, concrete and asphalt exterior). This is meant to reflect the dominance of outdoor activities of the youth house. The Maritime Youth House has therefore gained an additional ‘room’ which IS the wooden deck - it supports all the centre’s programs, indoor and outdoor.
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MATERIALS
 
wood, glass, aluminium, reinforced concrete

Wood, glass, aluminum panels, exposed concrete

structural system: wood pilings, site cast concrete

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Denmark [Danmark]
Region
Hovedstaden
Municipality
Copenhagen [København]
Town
Copenhagen [København]
Address
Amager Strandvej 13 (Sundby Harbour)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Education buildings
Children's museums and pedagogical spaces
Sports buildings
Club and sports club headquarters
Other sports buildings
Transport buildings and structures
Ports, harbour stations, etc.
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Structures for public areas
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2002     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
2003 - 2004
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  My Playground
Directed by
Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Nationality
Denmark
Year of production
2009
Cast
Team Jiyo, Bjarke Ingels, Team Pktk, Team Frazy, American Parkour, Tim ‘Livewire’ Shieff, Ryan Doyle, Pia Allerslev, Klaus Bondam, Jens K. Mikkelsen, Kim Madsen, Anders Fogh Jensen
Building's role
Marginal
Annotations
My Playground explores the way Parkour and Freerunning is changing the perception of urban space and how the spaces and buildings they are moving on are changing them.
Mainly set in Copenhagen the film follows Team JiYo as they explore the city and encounter the obstacles it presents.
Award winning architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG Architects, is fascinated by the way Team JiYo convey architecture and takes the team to his buildings, to explore and unfold their skills, that may be just as groundbreaking as the architecture itself.
The film travels around the world from Denmark to Japan, United States, United Kingdom, and China to explore where the urban mobility is heading.
Team JiYo has a dream of making the biggest dedicated parkour park in the world, but isn’t parkour and freerunning supposed to be in the city and not in a fixed environment?

Kaspar Astrup Schröder set out to more closely examine the way that traceurs interact with architecture - honing in on parkour and urban mobilty in modern cities spaces via Team JiYo and the people that determine how the space is shaped within our cities.

www.kasparworks.com

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PREVIEW

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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Claes Sörstedt, "New Plots", A10 new European architecture 8, march-april 2006, "Interview" p. 20 (18-20)
Rasmus Rune Nielsen, Svante Lindeburg, Mike Lippert (2+1), "Maritime Youth House, Copenhagen", A10 new European architecture 1, december 2004-january 2005, "Ready" pp. 50-52
"Youth Centre, Amager, Copenhagen. Plot in the landscape", Architectural Review 1294, december 2004 [Emerging architecture], pp. 38-41
Rita Capezzuto (ed.), "La trama di PLOT/Following the PLOT", Domus 874, ottobre/october 2004, pp. 50-65
Aaron Betsky, "PLOT e l'architettura post-programmatica/The post-Programmatic PLOT", Domus 874, ottobre/october 2004, pp. 52-63 (50-65)
Marcus Fairs, "The Maritime Youth House. PLOT", Icon 15, september 2004, pp. 32-33
"Maritimt ungdomshus, Amager/Maritime youth center on Amager", Arkitektur DK 5/2004, august 2004, pp. 378-385
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CLIENT
 
 
Kvarterløft Governmental City Renewal
Lokale og Anlægsfonden
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 1,450,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
indoor sq.m. 400
outdoor sq.m. 1.600
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Birch og Krogboe
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STAFF
 
Project architect
Henning Stüben & Annette Jensen
Design team
Finn Nørkjær, Henning Stubin, Annette Jensen, Marc Joy
Contractor
Pihl og Søn
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CREDITS
 
 
Photo © Mads Hilmer
Drawings © PLOT = BIG + JDS
Text edited by PLOT = BIG + JDS
Courtesy by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
PLOT = BIG + JDS Maritime Youth House Copenhagen



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