design for disassembly

Area 5500 m2
Location Aarhus, Denmark
Date 09.2014 – 01.2015, 7th semester AAA.
Client Filmbyen / Aarhus Architecture School
Design team Kjersti Monsen

How can a highly disassemblable building catering for Filmbyens current needs be flexible and adaptable for another programme or another site?

Development of this project can be viewed on my blog

Filmbyen Aarhus is looking to expand due to the pressure from many companies wishing to join the creative cluster by the harbour. This low tech building uses passive design measures to achieve high quality building that is transportable. Due to the potentially short lifespan of the building, design for disassembly is incorporated in order to completely remove the building off the site, while being able to use it at another location. Added benefits of DFD include easy maintenance, simple construction and modularity. High quality spaces are achieved through carefully selecting materials and construction methods. The simple rectangular form fits comfortable on the site, but is easily transferable to another location. In the case of the building being moved, the only traces remaining on site will be the infrastructural services; plumbing and electrical intake. This can be used in future development of the site. The industrial atmosphere of the site has allowed for a rough and durable architecture which suits DFD strategies. This has also allowed for some experimental upcycling to be incorporated into the building.


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