The Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement explores the boundaries between culture, health and movement. The project, designed by MVRDV and ADEPT, is the first of its typology: a community space, which also focuses on exploring and developing our most fundamental process, movement. Ku.Be facilitates both fixed and spontaneous programs. Main volumes define specific tempos of activities, whereas voids are left without a defined use to let users interpret them how they wish and discover new ways to use and get around the building. The activity from inside then spills out into the community as a garden, which will offer a variety of interactive environments.
▼体块生成示意：6个主要的体块定义了基本的活动节奏，主体之间的空地没有规定明确的功能，massing diagram: main volumes define specific tempos of activities, whereas voids are left without a defined use to let users interpret them how they wish
The 4.000 m2 Ku.Be House of Culture in Movement was designed for the municipality of Frederiksberg as a focal point for both the immediate community and also the wider area of Copenhagen; one that the people themselves could take ownership of and that would evolve its program based on the specific wants and needs of its users. The project is a new typology, responding to a brief that solely asked for a building that would bring people together and improve the quality of life. In reply, MVRDV and ADEPT answered with one that blends theatre, sport and learning into a space where body and mind are activated to promote a more healthy life for everyone, regardless of age, ability or interest; creating links between people that would not otherwise connect with each other.
▼从花园望向建筑，view from the garden
6个体块各自拥有不同的功能，并通过不同的颜色和材料清晰地体现在建筑内部。而从外观上看，所有的体块被统一在碎片状的瓷砖立面之下。“我们的设计鼓励人们探索未知的功能。”MVRDV的联合创始人Jacob van Rijs解释道：“较大的体量适用于举办表演或公共会议，小一点的体量可以用作展览或讨论空间。快节奏房间提供了完美的舞蹈和跑酷场地；禅室则可以用作瑜伽和冥想空间。真正的乐趣发生在这些体量之间的空隙当中，它们的功能完全由使用者自己定义。”
▼建筑内的路径旨在鼓励多种形式的运动，the route through the building focuses on developing and encouraging alternate forms of movement
The six primary volumes with each with their own program are clad in a unique colour and material, clearly defining them within the building; from outside these shapes are implied in the fragmented tile façade. “We designed Ku.Be to encourage the unexpected,” explains MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs. “Larger volumes are suited to hold performances or public meetings, smaller ones can be for exhibitions or debates. The fast-pace rooms are perfect for dance, or parkour; and Zen rooms give you the contrast of yoga or meditation. It’s between these volumes where the real fun will happen though; spaces where we hint at a use, but which will become entirely user-defined.”
▼所有的体块被统一在碎片状的瓷砖立面之下，the six primary volumes are implied in the fragmented tile façade
▼立面细部，facade detailed view
The route through the building focuses on developing and encouraging alternate forms of movement. The Labyrinth gets people on their hands and knees climbing through a three-dimensional network of cubes from the second to third floors; or alternatively they could take the Mousetrap, a vertical maze. A net, which spans several floors throughout the building, lets users climb up from floor to floor – suspended over the voids – and slides and firefighter poles offer a fast way to get back down.
▼中庭空间仰视，view to the ceiling of the atrium
▼滑梯提供了迅速回落的路线，the slide offers a fast way to get back down
▼贯穿各楼层的“网”，the net spanning several floors throughout the building
“In Ku.Be we tried to turn your average experience of a building on its head,” tells ADEPT co-founder Martin Krogh. “What would otherwise be a simple, mindless journey through the building turns into an exploration and discovery of movement. Here it’s you that defines the route, however you want: climbing, sliding, crawling … jumping.” To cater for all abilities and ages, both easier and more standard ways of moving around are provided but even then, a visual connection is maintained throughout Ku.Be.
The urban gardens outside form the connection between Ku.Be and the urban realm, playing an important role in expressing the six volumes and the activities happening inside. The diverse landscape – a system of microclimates with changing sounds, lights and scents – blends seamlessly into the interior hill with integrated slides that reaches out into the gardens and ends in an amphitheatre outside.
▼户外花园景观，outdoor garden landscape
Ku.Be文化与运动之家是MVRDV在丹麦的第三个已建成项目。除了Ku.Be之外，ADEPT在近几年也建成了许多文化教育建筑，例如位于瑞典Falun 的Dalarna多媒体图书馆等。Soeren Jensen Engineers为复杂结构的实现提供了方案；SLA landscape architects设计了Ku.Be外的城市广场；Max Fordham LLP为建筑环境设备提供了支持；此外，Realdania和LOA(Lokale- & Anlægsfonden)也为项目的落成做出了重大贡献。
Ku.Be is MVRDV’s third completed project in Denmark. Aside from Ku.Be, ADEPT has completed a number of cultural and educational buildings within the last few years. Among these are Dalarna Media Library in Falun, Sweden, Cortex in Odense, Denmark and UCN in Aalborg, Denmark. MVRDV and ADEPT achieved the project through close collaboration with Soeren Jensen Engineers who provided the complex structural engineering to support the visionary architecture; SLA landscape architects, who designed the urban garden surrounding Ku.Be; and Max Fordham LLP to achieve environmental comfort throughout the building. Ku.Be was made possible by major contributions from Realdania and LOA (Lokale- & Anlægsfonden).
▼夜间立面，facade by night
▼整体夜景，overall night view
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层平面图，first floor plan
▼三层平面图，second floor plan
▼四层平面图，third floor plan
Name of building: Ku.Be
Architetcure: ADEPT + MVRDV
Landscape architecture: SLA
Engineering: Soeren Jensen
Climate engineering: Max Fordham
Other consultants: Winnie Ricken, Imitio
Concrete: CC Brun
Facade / roof: Fjelsø
Landscape: Skaelskoer Anlaegsgartner