The art refugium

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Jacob Dahl Callesen
  • Lærke Hedely Jansen
  • Emilie Adamsen
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This is the Master Thesis of Civil-engineer in Architecture & Design. The thesis is designed and written by Emilie Adamsen, Jacob Dahl Callesen and Lærke Hedely Jansen. The aim for the thesis is to design a Kunstrefugium where cultural heritage is a fulcrum for creating sustainable architecture. Kunstrefugiet will be located on Denmark’s northern point, more specifically in Skagen’s nature area Grenen. The thesis takes its set of in the former Skagens Badehotel which were earlier located on the project site on Grenen. The hotel burned to the ground in the late 30’s which leaves us with a great freedom to imagine and interpret the qualities of the former hotel. In order to archive our aim, we have developed our own methodology that looks at sustainability on the three levels of Skin (the facade) - Meat (the spatialities) - Bone (the structure) in the three perspectives off Landscape - Still life - Portrait. With the methodology we are able to evaluate and design a sustainable building, not only looking at the numbers but also considering the more human and phenomenology aspect of sustainability. In the end we wanted to design a Kunstrefugium where architectural and social history of Skagen and the heritage of the site creates the roots for a future life to spouts and where art and nature sets the agenda for the success of the place.
Publication date23 May 2019
Number of pages167
ID: 304151771