Filmbyen – the brief

8th  September 2014

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The brief for Studio Regenerative Design at Aarhus Architecture school is to design an extension for Filmbyen – a regional film and mediacentre in Aarhus. This cluster of around 40 different companies and organisations is situated in and around a former power plant in the central harbour area of Aarhus. As of now, more than 10 companies are eager to join this regional film and media center, leaving Filmby Aarhus short of app. 4400 sq. meters. On one hand, Filmby Aarhus needs to react quickly to accommodate the demand for space, as the epicentre of film and media might dissolve and move elsewhere if the requested facilities are not provided soon enough; on the other hand, changes in economy and needs occur and fluctuate frequently in this kind of economy and businesses, which means it is difficult and time-demanding to provide funding and permissions for more permanent buildings. All in all, this calls for provisional and highly transformable architectural solutions. Furthermore, Filmby Aarhus regards a highly sustainable, transformable and programmatically open environment as a decisive asset in itself and for future renters.