Transformation of the Middelgrund Fort

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Martin Legaard Hansen
  • Frederic Lind Eegholm
  • Nika Koraca
4. semester, Arkitektur (cand.polyt.), Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This thesis project deals with the design of museum of modern art, established through the transformation of the Middelgrund Fort. By utilizing an integrated design process, sustainable, functional and aesthetics aspects have been considered and implemented throughout the design process. The final design considers and explores the balance between the existing structure and a series of new additions, in order to both maintain and emphasize the identity of the site.
Natural light is employed as one of main parameters in the design process, where it is investigated and utilized both in terms of function and sensory experience. Through the use of light, specific existing structures are showcased, with the new additions providing a new way of experiencing the fort. Several punctures are placed throughout the island, creating a connection between the fort and the surroundings. Functioning as light wells, these structures are implemented to optimize indoor conditions as well as enhancing aesthetic qualities. As such light voids and a reinterpretation of the preexisting lighthouse sets the frame for the integrated solutions.
The looping flow throughout the museum, is a journey where old structures and new additions, emphasizing the history and character of the fort through the use of new conditions. In addition to the aesthetic development, a significant sustainable transformation secures a lower energy consumption as well as raised indoor conditions to obtain modern standards. Utilizing the site and adding modern attributes transform the island from an old heritage military fort to a modern art museum.
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2016
Antal sider160
ID: 233934225