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of resources our society is experiencing at the moment,” says Tyrrestrup. “We wish to be a problem-solver not only in regards to the environment, but also when it comes to integration and healthcare, for instance. We can do so by creating buildings where people from different social and financial classes want to meet, or we can design hospitals that offer operational efficiency in the absolute elite, while at the same time being perceived as poetic and accommodating. We have to be clever in our ways of creating and designing these buildings so they live up to our clients’ expectations and do good for society in general as well.” In recent years, AART architects have designed residential, educational, health sector, cultural and office buildings.
Bringing potential to life The broad spectrum of projects AART architects are involved in led to them establishing their own research department, called AART+. It was founded in 2011 with the aim of developing design and architecture based on systematic work with knowledge and innovation. “We are convinced that what we are doing well today, we can do even better tomorrow. Therefore, we established AART+, born out of our desire to bring potential to life and open up a much wider repertoire for architecture,” says the co-founder. “We have created this creative room where we gather, collect and foster knowledge based on the modern way of life – because we strive to position architecture as a key contributor in the effort to meet the challenges our clients and society in general face.”
The research work is closely involved in all AART architects’ projects. By immersing themselves in each project’s potential, they develop knowledge-based solutions that combine architectural innovation with a deep understanding of people and the environment. According to Tyrrestrup, this means that they are able to maintain their high level of architectural quality across various projects: “We devote all our powers to fulfilling our clients’ visions, even if that means having to stretch ourselves somewhat further than expected. We are here to create space for a good life, and that’s what we will keep on doing.”
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ABOVE: Designed as one of the largest wooden residential developments in Europe, the Waterfront positions Stavanger as a pioneering city in the field of modern wooden architecture.
ABOVE LEFT & RIGHT: As part of their research work, AART architects have come up with a social survey method for documenting the social performance of their completed buildings. For instance, AART architects have just explored how the users experience the new education centre for VUC Syd in Haderslev, Denmark.
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Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.