▼建筑与里伯大教堂相对，new building across from the cathedral © Anders Sune Berg
Kannikegården is located in Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city, located on the main square, just across from the cathedral. The simple brick clad volume hovers above the city floor to expose an open ground floor with an integrated 1000-year-old brick ruin. The ruin as well as the modern cladding convey stories of cultural and historical heritage. The building houses functions for the parochial church council and the church staff. Simultaneously, it functions as a hospitable setting for public events for the town’s citizens, such as talks, concerts and film screenings.
▼概念草图，建筑与大教堂关系紧密，concept sketches, close relationship with the cathedral © Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
The project was faced with a special challenge: Prehistoric finds have been located on the building site. The archaeological excavations have uncovered remains of Denmark’s oldest Christian cemetery from 800 A.D. Most visible however, is a listed brick ruin from the Augustine Canon’s monastery dating back to the 1100s. The ruin is now integrated into the building as an exhibition space designed to communicate the many cultural historic layers on site.
▼建筑提供了开放的活动场地，the building provides open spaces for events © Anders Sune Berg
The building consists of a single, oblong volume with a pitched roof, supported by pillars above the preserved archaeological findings. The length of the building is located along the square with a scale and roof pitch following the neighboring buildings on the square, thus adapting to the surrounding city scale. The archetypical shape of the volume is given a sculptural crookedness towards the south, to bring in light and air towards the neighboring buildings. An intimate green courtyard is established along the streets of Sønderportsgade and Rykind.
▼建筑物体量倾斜，the volume given a crookedness towards the south © Anders Sune Berg
▼体块首层架空，以支柱支撑在遗迹上方，the volume supported by pillars above the ruins © Anders Sune Berg
▼建筑风格与周边相协调，the architectural style in harmony with the surroundings © Anders Sune Berg
▼临近街角处配置的绿色庭院，intimate green courtyard established along the streets © Anders Sune Berg
▼分析图，建筑结构，diagrams, tectonics © Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
The main volume consists of a simple steel frame enveloped by lightweight prefabricated façade elements. The volume rests on in-situ cast columns that grow out from an in-situ concrete base on the ground floor. The base merges the various levels around the building with supporting walls and frames the ruin space approx. 2,5 m under the main square level. The upper volume is covered with specially developed façade tiles in reddish brown shades comparable to the city’s and the region’s characteristic, brick houses – but as a more contemporary interpretation due to the hovering tectonics of the building. The shingles are hung in an overlapping fashion, like fish scales, and frame the windows of the interior spaces. The lower section appears with glass facades and ensures an open cross section through the building exposing the ruin space to the surrounding urban context. The transparent façade is interrupted by pivoting oak planks that create exterior sun shading as well as a human scale at street level.
▼建筑下方展览空间内的历史遗迹，under the building, exhibition space displaying the ruin © Anders Sune Berg
▼首层的落地玻璃外安装可旋转的橡木板，transparent façade interrupted by pivoting oak planks © Anders Sune Berg
▼传统风格的瓦片像鱼鳞一样重叠悬挂，the shingles in an overlapping fashion, like fish scales © Anders Sune Berg
▼建筑内部的木质楼梯与格栅，wooden staircase and grille inside the building © Anders Sune Berg
▼通向遗迹区的铁质楼梯，iron stairs leading to the ruins © Anders Sune Berg
▼遗迹展示区概念草图，concept sketch of the relic exhibition area © Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
▼基地平面，ground floor © Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
▼首层平面，the first floor © Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
▼二层平面，the second floor © Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
▼剖面图，section through the square © Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Address: Torvet 13, 6760 Ribe.
Client: Ribe Domsogns menighedsråd
Architect / Lead consultant: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Landscape architect: Schønherr
Structural engineer and construction manager: Oesten ingeniører og arkitekter Aps
Mechanical & electrical engineer: Esbensen Rådgivende Ingeniører
Main contractor: Jorton
Competition: fall 2012
Ground-breaking: June 2014
Completion: December 2015
Photographer: Anders Sune Berg