NEW AARCH wins Danish Building of the Year 2021

The Aarhus School of Architecture is a story about collaboration.

‘New Aarch’ is the first new building for a school of architecture ever to be built in Denmark. Resembling an industrial building, it is carefully constructed to encourage the incubation of new architectural ideas, foster community involvement and minimise use of energy and resources.

On the New Aarch project, Steensen Varming worked together with architectural practice ADEPT and fellow engineering firm Tri Consult. The key area of works was conserving resource and energy consumption within the New Aarch building. Steensen Varming provided detailed calculations to ensure an optimum balance between reducing energy consumption while also ensuring students’ had good lighting, a comfortable temperature environment, fresh air and sun protection.

Steensen Varming would like to congratulate the entire design team on receiving a design award in the open category of the Annual Building Awards organised by the Danish Byggeri Magazine.

  • Client: Bygningsstyrelsen / Arkitektskolen Aarhus
  • Lead consultant / architect: ADEPT
  • Engineer: Tri-Consult
  • Main contractor: A. Enggaard A/S
  • Architect collaboration competition and concept proposal: ADEPT, Vargo Nielsen Palle, Rolvung & Brøndsted
  • Client consulting: Etos Ingeniører, A2, Nord Arkitekter
  • Other consultants: Steensen Varming, Lendager Arktekter
  • Landscape: ADEPT
  • Art: Lea Porsager
  • Library: Praksis Arkitekter

For more information about the award head to Åretsbyggeri

Image credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj