The 3200 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 programme based on the specific wants and needs of its users. The project is a new typology, developed out of the response 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 wouldn’t otherwise connect with each other.
▽白天的Ku.Be文化运动之家，KuBe House of Culture and Movement in Daytime
▽夜晚的Ku.Be文化运动之家，KuBe House of Culture and Movement at night
Ku.Be由六个主要的体量项目组成，每个体量都定义为不同的项目并赋予不同的颜色的材料，在建筑中清晰可辨。从建筑外观上看来，这些形状被立面的分割所隐藏。MVRDV的联合创始人Jacob van Rijs说：“我们设计Ku.Be是为了激发那些意想不到的体验。”较大的体量用于举办演出和主持公共会议，小一些的体量则用于展览和讨论会。一些快节奏风格的房间非常适合用于跳舞和跑酷，而带有禅意的房间则用于瑜伽和冥想。连接各个体量的空间则更加有趣，我们没有去定义这些空间的功能而是留给了使用者无限遐想。
The six primary volumes which make up Ku.Be, each with their own programme, are clad in a unique colour and material, clearly defining them within the building; from outside these shapes are hinted at 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.”
▽隐藏于建筑立面下的六个体量， six primary volumes are hinted at in the fragmented tile façade
▽快节奏风格的房间非常适合用于跳舞和跑酷，fast-pace rooms are perfect for dance, or parkour
▽禅意的房间用于瑜伽和冥想，zen rooms give you the contrast of yoga or meditation
▽连接各个体量的空间，spaces where we hint at a use
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 fireman poles offer a fast way to get back down. “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.
▽连接二层三层的三维立方体，three dimensional network of cubes from the second to third floors
▽贯穿建筑几层楼的网，A net which spans several floors throughout the building
▽可以快速到达底层的消防滑梯，fireman poles offer a fast way to get back down
▽将整个建筑当做一个冒险与探索的活动场所，turns the building into an exploration and discovery of movement
The urban gardens outside form the connection between Ku.Be and the urban realm, playing an important role in expressing the eight volumes and the activities happening inside. The diverse landscape – a system of microclimates with changing sounds, lights and scents which blends seamlessly into a hill with integrated slides – reaches out into the gardens and ends in an amphitheatre outside.
By becoming an extension of the urban landscape of Frederiksberg and integrating the community to such an extent, the House of Culture and Movement looks to become an incubator for further development within the neighbourhood.
Ku.Be是MVRDV在丹麦第三个建成的项目。今年四月，Roskilde and the Frøsilos附近的重金属音乐的博物馆刚刚开业，另外一个是2005年建成的位于哥本哈根由粮仓改建的住宅。除了Ku.Be，ADEPT在最近几年也建成了一些文化教育建筑，例如位于瑞典Falun 的Dalarna多媒体图书馆等。Soeren Jensen Engineers为MVRDV和 ADEPT提供了复杂结构上的支持，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。
Ku.Be is MVRDV’s third completed project in Denmark. Ragnarock, a museum for youth culture, pop and rock music opened in April of this year in nearby Roskilde and the Frøsilos, a conversion of two old silos into housing, was completed in Copenhagen in 2005. 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 by Realdania and LOA (Lokale- & Anlægsfonden).
Location : Frederiksberg, Denmark Year : 2009 – 2016
Client: Municipality of Frederiksberg, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities (LOA) and Realdania Foundation
Size & Programme : Community centre with exhibition spaces, performance hall, health centre, library, study areas, sports hall, yoga zone, café (school), kitchen, play zone, retail, offices, parking, playground and public park.
Budget : Undisclosed
Design Team : Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Mette Rasmussen, Julius Kirchert, Klaas Hofman, Francisco Pomares, Armor Gutierrez Rivas, Buster Christensen, Attilio Ranieri, Chris Green, Kate van Heusen, Henryk Struski, Emanuela Gioffreda, Raymond van den Broek, Sanne van der Burgh, Karl Johan Nyquist, Maria Lopez and Kasper Albrektsen.
Architects: MVRDV, Rotterdam and ADEPT, Copenhagen Landscape architect : SLA, Copenhagen
Engineering & Costing : Søren Jensen, Aarhus, Denmark
M & E : Max Fordham, Edinburgh Movement and Play Consultant : Jens Ole Jensen