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Gottlieb Paludan Architects designs shared storage facility for Denmark’s cultural heritage


Gottlieb Paludan Architects – together with DS Flexhal, MOE and Bruynzeel Storage Systems – won the competition to design the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces’ new common storage facility in Frederikssund Municipality’s Vinge urban development area. The building complex will serve as a highly secure museum archive for the Royal Library and the National Museum of Denmark.

It is intended to house all types of objects from pins and canoes to horse-drawn carriages, manuscripts and first editions of rare literature of national significance. In addition to the archived objects, the building complex will house 12 to 15 workplaces with associated facilities.

The large volume of the storage facilities is divided into individual buildings, whose total floor space is around 24,000 m2.  The facades are constructed of light concrete panels with simple ornamentation.

Excerpt from the evaluation of the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces: “The style of the building complex is refined, simple, stringent and precise, and the substantial volume of the storage facilities is well-dispersed among the individually-interpretable building carcases. The light concrete panels of the facades are beautifully finished, supporting the simple architecture and infusing the building complex with a distinguished character...

Tenders were invited for the project as a turnkey contract, and this has now been won by DS Flexhal with Gottlieb Paludan Architects, MOE and Bruynzeel Storage Systems as sub-consultants and subcontractors.