OLUF BAGERS PLADS

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LETH & GORI participated in Realdania By & Byg’s invited 2-phased competition for Oluf Bagers Plads – a new urpan plaza and two buildings in Odense. The project was selected as one of two winners of the first phase and was runner-up to the winning proposal by Praksis Architects in the second phase.

The site is in an interesting situation between the historical central part of Odense on one side and the new development of Thomas B. Thriges Gade on the other side. In the 1970ies the area was transformed completely with the construction of the new four lane road, Thomas B. Thriges Gade, through Odense connecting the north and southern part of the city – but also splitting it in half. In 2014 the road was closed and the development of a new project with buildings and a light rail was begun.

We have thoroughly investigated and analysed the site and created a proposal that references both the older and the more recent parts of the history. We do this with the utmost respect for the city and acknowledgment in the importance of keeping a city with a richness and diversity in history, texture, materiality and programme.

Historic development of the site

Historic development of the site

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Early sketch

Early sketch

Facade sketches - color/ materials

Facade sketches Building 5 – color/ materials

Facade sketches - color/ materials

Facade sketches Building 5 – color/ materials

Plan plaza

Plan – plaza and ground floor

South facade - Hans Jensens Stræde

South facade – Hans Jensens Stræde

North facade - Building 4

North facade – Building 4

South facade - building 5

South facade – building 5

Section - Building 5

Section – Building 5

Interior

Interior

View from Thomas B. Thriges Gade

View from Thomas B. Thriges Gade

Viev from the plaza

Viev from the plaza

Project: Oluf Bagers Plads Year: 2016 Client: Realdania By & Byg Type: Invited 2-phased Competition Programme: Urban plaza and two mixed-use buildings  Area: 900m2  Architects: LETH & GORI Consultants: Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma Status: 2nd place