ARCHITECTURE + LANDSCAPE + TOWN PLANNING + DESIGN + GRAPHIC DESIGN
ÅRSTIDERNE ARCHITECTS From the day Årstiderne Architects produced its first drawing more than 20 years ago we have been challenging ourselves and our clients with a simple question: What constitutes good architecture? It is our belief that unique design is shaped by curiosity. By an eternal search for new ways of doing things. For new methods and new forms of expression.
At the same time, our solutions are based on some of the values, which for generations have shaped Scandinavia’s unique architectural traditions. Such as sustainable design that will outlast the next change in fashion. Such as light, used to generate space and vitality. And then there’s aesthetics and functionality, which in well thought-out symbiosis result in buildings that are pleasing to the eye and a pleasure to use. In addition to this comes our sharp focus on the financial, technical, legal and social aspects of each individual assignment. Awareness that guarantees holistic solutions. Value for money.
Odense Our office in Stockholm
Innovation is one of the most important incentives at Årstiderne Architects. Innovation in our processes. Innovation in design. Innovation in our choice of materials. One result of this is that we are now among the Nordic leaders in digital construction and 3D design. And what you will probably find even more interesting, we can offer our clients quality buildings up to ten per cent quicker and less expensive. Our palette of expertise includes building architecture, design, graphic design, urban planning, landscape planning and sustainability. Our approach to assignments is conceptual and wherever possible, we explore the cross field between the areas in which the process will be most dynamic – and the result most unique. Today, Årstiderne Architects is one of Denmark’s largest firms of architects. We have 170 staff at six divisions in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
DIALOGUE At Ă…rstiderne Architects we are strong believers in co-operation and in involving our clients throughout the process. This is why we spend a lot of time listening, gathering data and generally acquainting ourselves with our clientsâ€™ universe and their requirements. We also organise the course of events so that it is actually possible in practice to involve all the parties concerned when necessary. The basic procedure is the same for major and minor projects alike; at least as far as continuous dialogue and exposing requirements and objectives are concerned. We also employ dynamic interplay between programming and outlining.
In addition to involving constructors and users in the ongoing process, we also rely on researchdriven knowledge and make extensive use of our own as well as external interdisciplinary experts who are able to contribute to the project.
ACCOUNTABILITY We live in a fragile world, and as architects we feel a tremendous responsibility to build with forethought. In other words, every project must add the greatest possible value; not just for the constructors and users â€“ but to the world around us. For the same reason, social responsibility and the environment are two important parameters to be considered when tackling a new assignment. Indeed, it is ambition to demonstrate ever-increasing accountability in our choices and actions. For this reason we are continuously launching new initiatives to strengthen our
Buskerud shopping centre
expertise, particularly as far as the environment is concerned. Another crucial aspect of the way we work is that we investigate operation and maintenance and the resulting predicted overall economy of the project at an early stage in the proceedings. This practice may in the short term appear to increase costs, but in the long run it always contributes positively to both the environment and the economics of the project.
The benefits of sustainable building and design – Buildings with an improved indoor climate that provides better health, well-being and productivity. – Reduction of CO2 emissions, thus proactively combating the greenhouse effect and global climate change. – Potential aggregate economic savings, which provide climate and financial benefits for the individual constructor and society as a whole.
SUSTAINABILITY Over the next few years we will fundamentally change the way we live. For example, the need to minimise our use of resources to an ever-increasing degree will set the agenda for a number of important choices. This will greatly influence architecture and the materials used in buildings in the future. At Årstiderne Architects we have a keen desire to assume an active role when it comes to creating energy-neutral growth in design, building and planning. On this count our objective is unambiguous: We intend to be among the best in the Nordic region when it comes to consultancy related to resource-saving architectural comprehensive solutions. Period.
In order to strengthen our position as one of the best firms of architects in the future-oriented building business we have developed a strategy we call »sustainable building«. This will, among other things, simplify complicated solutions and make abstract objectives specific, so that together with our clients we can engender a rational building process as well as harvesting tangible climate benefits. An important element of this strategy is to continually develop new solutions and engender innovation in energy optimisation and sustainable building. This will all be achieved in close co-operation with our strong network of external specialists and consultants.
Is there anything but a clean conscience in it for you as a client? For example, what would you say to not seeing the heating bill for the next 30 years?
FROM Å TO A As a full-service company, Årstiderne Architects offer you a broad palette of expertise. In other words, we have both what it takes and the desire to get involved as early as possible during the conception and development phases. Here for example we can help to develop visionary aggregate concepts that reach far beyond the architecture – while at the same time supplementing it.
Bench from Plus, Veksø
Examples of this type of assignments include layout, chain concepts, visual identity and branding. This involves supplementing other architectural parameters with e.g. ambience, experience and identity – both in the architecture and all the “extras”.
Svendborg city centre
› Town planning
› Sales material
› Large format printing
› Urban furniture
› 3D - visualization
› Web solutions
› Institutions › Private houses › Church
IT ALL STARTED WITH A PLOT OF LAND Example of a case prepared for the Lake Lagan Golf Resort. A 260-plus hectare project site on which some 500 holiday homes were to be built in the form of 6 different package-deal houses, 8 blocks of flats, 18 private detached houses and a clubhouse. To help the sales effort we have prepared a graphic identity for the scheme, opened an on-site sales pavilion where potential buyers can see the scheme in its entirety, printed sales material and a website.
Lake plot Apartments Golf plot Resort plot Footpath Road Territory border
Club house Yachting harbour
BROCHURES Ă…rstiderne Architectsâ€™ graphic designers have tremendous experience in drawing up targeted sales brochures. An important tool for the promotion of a scheme.
WEBSITES A website is flexible and allows for potential clients to be constantly kept up to date on how the scheme is developing.
CARL F Door handle design for Carl F. Design year 2005
GLOBE Wing chair for Globe Design year 2005
VEKSĂ˜ Plus urban furniture for VeksĂ¸. The Plus collection consists of a bench, bollard lamp, park lamp and a litter bin. Design year 2004
UND Shop layout Construction period 2008 Copenhagen | Denmark
HOUSE Family house Construction period 2008 SolrĂ¸d Strand | Denmark Winner of BoBedre prize 2008
Family house Construction period 2003 Risskov | Denmark
Family house Construction period 2007 Denmark
Office layout Construction period 2002 Silkeborg | Denmark
Parish Community Centre Construction period 2003-04 Silkeborg | Denmark
HOTEL TWENTYSEVEN Hotel layout Construction period 2007 Copenhagen | Denmark
ICEBAR Foyer-indretning Udført 2007 København K | Danmark
JYSKE BANK New building and extension of Jyske Bank’s head office. Construction period 1999 – 2002 Silkeborg | Denmark
KVIK Administration buildings and showroom Constsruction period 2004 Vildbjerg | Denmark
CREATIVE SCHOOL Culture centre Construction period 2008 Silkeborg | Denmark
LÜBKER SQUARE Wellness centre Construction period 2007 – 2008 Nimtofte | Denmark
FINANSCENTER Office and trade Construction period 2006 Herning | Denmark
Sustainable office building Construction period 2009-10 Silkeborg | Denmark
Shopping centre Expected rebuilt before 2012 Stovner | Norway
SVENDBORG CITY CENTRE Rebuilding of centre In progress 2008 Svendborg | Denmark
BUSKERUD SHOPPING CENTRE Expansion and rebuilding of shopping centre In progress 2007 Krokstadelva | Norway
PAPIRFABRIKKEN Industry, culture and residences Construction period 2002 Silkeborg | Denmark
ODENSE HARBOUR Patioes and promenade In progress 2007 Odense | Denmark
ODENSE SHOPPING CENTRE Construction of a new shopping centre in Odense for opus In progress 2008 Odense | Denmark
SAS ARENA Football stadium In progress 2004 Herning | Denmark
March 2009 Graphic work | Ă…rstiderne Arkitekter Photo | Ă…rstiderne Arkitekter
Papirfabrikken 24 DK-8600 Silkeborg T +45 7024 1000 Randers
Viborgvej 92 Skybox 2 DK-8900 Randers T +45 7024 1026 Herning
Dalgasgade 11 DK-7400 Herning T +45 9722 4227 Odense
Rugårdsvej 5 DK-5000 Odense C T +45 7024 2300
Hegdehaugsveien 24 NO-0352 Oslo T +47 2206 6180 Nesbyen
Jordeshagen 7 NO-3540 Nesbyen T +47 3207 6760 SWEDEN Stockholm
Ravnsborg Tværgade 5c, 3. sal DK-2200 København N T +45 7024 2100
Svarvargatan 11 1tr S-112 49 Stockholm T +46 (0) 732 30 69 39 T +46 (0) 732 30 69 21
Published on Sep 22, 2009