Pressmeddelande från Rolf Hapel, Århus Kommunes Biblioteker:
Det första spadtaget för Århus nya Mediahus/Huvudbibliotek!
Today, cutting the first sod of Mediaspace was marked by a big event on the harbour front in Aarhus, Denmark. Together politicians, citizens, partners and staff marked the beginning of the building process that will lead to Mediaspace – Aarhus’ new Main library and Citizens’ Services.
Ambitions are high, preparations have been exhaustive, inspiration has been collected from all over the world and throughout the project, citizens and users have been involved in the development.
Mediaspace will become an icon for Aarhus as a city of knowledge, partnerships and diversity. When it opens in late 2014 the aim is that citizens and visitors will experience a dynamic building that rethinks spaces and opportunities for meeting, inspiration, performance and learning. As well as fulfilling its role as a democratic institution ensuring everyone a differentiated choice of media and access to knowledge, influence and development.
The new library is one of the most important drivers in Urban Mediaspace Aarhus – a large city development project not only building the new library but also developing new urban spaces along the harbour front, at the edge of the city. In 2015 the entire area will thus have transformed into new active urban spaces creating opportunities for diversity, events, sports, recreation and interaction – right in the heart of the city.
Facts about Mediaspace:
Client: City of Aarhus, Denmark
Client Consultant: Ramboll Denmark
Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Landscape architects: Arkitekt Kristine Jensens Tegnestue
Engineer: Alectia A/S
Mediaspace: 28,000 m2
Transformed or new urban spaces: 94,000 m2
Automatic parking space: space for 1,000 cars below ground
Solar cells: 3,000 m2
Price: 250 mill. Euro
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