Subject: Cultural Heritage
Location: Gammel Estrup, Norddjurs
Scale: Building / Planning
This project is the final project for me at Aarhus School of Architecture and my masters assignment. It is a respons to an earlier assignment, Gammel Estrup, from my previous semester. The Gammel Estrup project opened a potential problem for which this project is a possible solution.
The project proposes a new building expanding the existing structure of the manor and giving the administrative personnel more space and a better way of utilizing their existing building.
This post will be updated soon.
Gammel Estrup is situated between a big hillside called “Helligbjerget” and the river called “Alling Å”.
This situation has given the structure a very distinct north / south direction and resulted in a central build core and two green zones going north and south connecting the manor to its fields, the main road and the Mill.
“Smedegården” is the name of the courtyard in the south western corner of the central build zone. It is part of the edge that defines the transition between the central built area and the southern green zone.
It is adjacent to the main central courtyard, the moat, the carp ponds and the gardens near the old smithy.
The new building uses interpretations of the building style and elements of the existing context to sit well in the hierarchy of the existing buildings. It also used modern methods of construction which sets it apart from the existing as to be honest to the age and history of the buildings it sits next to.
The building is seperated into three sections.
One section contains the administrative facilities. This means the workspaces and offices for the administrative personnel and an archiving room.
The middle section contains the main entrance on the main floor and a kitchen / dining zone on the first floor. In the basement are found the toilet/bath/tech. facilities.
The last section is one big room intended for conferences and special exhibitions.
All software used in this project has been open source. Further information and files will be added soon. Until then resources made by other authors are mentioned in the paper assignment. Thanks for your work, it will be mentioned here and in return I will release all production files after I have cleaned them a bit. thanks to all the developers of these great programs:
Blender – 3D content, Visualizations and 2D sections
Inkscape – 2D graphics, icons and diagrams
Gimp – Photo editing, Color corrections, Montages
Scribus – Layout of written assignment and layout of presentation boards