Arne Cermak Nielsen, Rune Veile, Sara Buhl Bjelke, Hulda Jonsdottir, Elva Nano, Matteo Oppo
The Hangar is a part of an abandoned military air base 25 km from Copenhagen. Located next to the landing strip, the site used to accommodate military equipment that we’re pulled in and out between the hangar and the open surface. A new master plan introduces a small clusters of housing at the opposite side of the landing strip, which gives the Hangar a potential as a central community house.
The transformation from military to civil use is used as a driver for a innovative and highly flexible use of the Hangar. The building is transformed back to the original layout, with huge gates towards the landing strip and more intimate openings towards the future housing area. Current and future programmatic demands are build as movable units, that can be pulled out of the Hangar and be used in various configurations both inside and outside.
The core program includes a workshop, an event room, kitchen and locker rooms. The additional program includes greenhouses and planters, that can be pulled inside, during the wither. Furthermore an extensive selection of stairs, grandstands, shelters and basic boxes and storage walls, expands the possible configurations to any need, event or occasion.