20.01.2019 / News

Elefanthuset. Photo: Laura Stamer

We are thrilled and proud to announce that THE ELEPHANT HOUSE wins The Danish Association of Architects’ award ‘STORE ARNE’ 2019.

The quality of the project is a direct result of an inclusive dialogue with the future users, staff and directors of the centre, based on trust, curiosity and strong commitment by all the involved parties. Big thanks to all….

In the motivation the jury states:
‘(…) The project shows an exemplary balance between humbleness and a personal and distinct architectural vision. Precise interventions all characterized by a refined materiality defines the project, that despite its small scale is able to bring new life to the building. By adding new functional layers the transformation opens up for a new era for the historic chapel building. The project is nominated for a vital transformation of a historic building that revitalizes the house as an attentive and caring frame that embraces a vulnerable user group.’

Facts about the Arne Award
The Arne Award (‘STORE ARNE’) is given by the Danish Association of Architects to a project that significantly heightens the quality of Danish architecture. The award is named after the (great) danish architects, Arne Jacobsen.
All members of the Danish Association of Architects have been invited to nominate projects for the Arne Award that are finally chosen among five candidates.

Read the Architects Association’ press release on this link: Vinderen af årets Arne er….
And see the project here: The Elephant House

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