City Hall Extension

Location: Toender, Denmark.
Program: Official City Hall, Office Space, Meeting Facilities and Public Gathering Space.
Type: Open Competition.
Size: 3000 M2 / 32,000 SF.
Client: Toender City.

The city of Toender is located in southern Denmark, close to the Danish and German border. Due to an influx of inhabitants the city wants to expand its current City Hall building by creating a new extension that is directly linked to the existing building.

The new City hall extension is designed to both maximize interior flexible space while taking full advantage of the beautiful landscape that surrounds it. The new building is designed as a finger plan. This plan layout maximizes views from all the interior office and allows the landscape to extend all the way up to the new building. This mix of building and landscape creates a series exterior seating and gathering spaces that serves both the people that works in the building as well as the city’s inhabitants.

The building is designed to maximize spatial flexibility, enabling the building to change its program over time and incorporating a number of informal work and meeting spaces. The buildings central space is occupied by a combination seating and meeting stair that functions as the buildings de facto interior town square