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Performers House
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen
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DESCRIZIONE
 
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Performers House SilkeborgPerformers House which was completed in 2007 is an international dance, music and theatre folk high school located in Silkeborg on the banks of the Gudenaa River. The building was designed to connect the school to the town by offering a vibrant environment for the local community, including cafés, a music theatre, cinemas and a media centre.

Performers House is located in the heart of the paper factory’s old and reborn industrial area. The original boiler house has been modernised and now accommodates a winter garden, teaching rooms and rehearsal rooms while the adjacent open plaza connect the historic building with its modern counterpart. The open plaza can be divided into intimate public spaces where the interplay between the school and its urban surroundings can unfold. A new building has been constructed to house the main entrance, a dance stage, offices, a canteen, a student café, a kitchen and student accommodation; the new squares on each side of the new building reinforce connections with the local community, acting as foyers, stages, rehearsal rooms and interval spaces.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Performers House SilkeborgThe architectonic style and the materials used are simple and heavy. The new façade is clad with perforated rust-red steel panels, and this was a calculated choice in order to create a simplified building with a volume expressing the area’s industrial cultural heritage. A simple and strong – and in time glowing – red sculpture imitating tradition in a very modern way. Thus, the building fits into the existing context and history. Crisscrossing sight lines expand horizontally through the building and vertically up through the storeys. The dividing lines between the inside and the outside and between the elements in the school’s organism are under continuous processing.

After dark, light shines through the incised apertures, turning the building into an animated beacon. The ground floor of the new building has a versatile façade; shutters on the main stage can be moved to one side while the large glass sections can be opened, thus transforming the external balcony into a performance arena. Along with the red curtains that can be opened and closed, this gives unlimited opportunities concerning the lay-out.

The school’s international talent (half of the students are from overseas) and Silkeborg’s local culture interact to create music, dance and theatre performances on this urban stage. Performers House is a folk high school whose physical form is as dynamic as the pulsating life that is lived inside the building.
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LOCALIZZAZIONE
 
Continente
Europa
Nazione
Danimarca [Danmark]
Regione
Midtjylland
Municipalità
Silkeborg
Città
Silkeborg
Indirizzo
Papirfabrikken 76
 
 
Telefono
+45.86.800.820
Sito web
E-mail
mail@performershouse.dk
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MAPPA
 
 
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TIPOLOGIA
 
Principale
ARCHITETTURA
Edifici per l'insegnamento
Centri e scuole per la formazione
Interventi su edifici esistenti
Restauro, recupero e ristrutturazione
Ampliamento, sopraelevazione
Accessoria
ARCHITETTURA
Edifici per attivita' culturali
Biblioteche e mediateche
Edifici commerciali
Bar, caffetterie
Edifici per attività ricreative
Teatri
Cinema
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CRONOLOGIA
 
Progetto
2005     progetto vincitore di concorso ad invito
Realizzazione
2005 - 2007
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PREMI
 
2009
Silkeborg Municipality Architectural Prize
2008
Emirates Glass Leaf Reward
Grand prix award and winner of the mixed-use category
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RIFERIMENTI BIBLIOGRAFICI
 
 
"Give opportunity" in schmidt hammer lassen architects (ed.), Give more, Aedes, Berlin 2012, pp. 12-19
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Performers Center SilkeborgKlaus-Dieter Weiss, "schmidt hammer lassen architects. Stählerne Talentschmiede / Arts education and rehearsal space. Silkeborg, Denmark", Architektur Aktuell 354, september 2009 [Stahl & Alu], pp. 72-83
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COMMITTENTE
 
 
Performers House
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IMPORTO
 
 
€ 5,000,000
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DATI
DIMENSIONALI
 
Superficie
utile mq. 3.700

nuova costruzione mq. 2,200
ristrutturazione mq. 1,500
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STRUTTURISTA
 
 
The DAI Group A/S
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STAFF
 
Progetto
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Ingegneria
The DAI Group
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CREDITS
 
 
Images © schmidt hammer lassen architects
Texts edited by schmidt hammer lassen architects
Courtesy by schmidt hammer lassen architects
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Performers House Silkeborg



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