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Viborg Provincial Archive

Denmark

In the middle of the Danish field landscape rises a light, drawing-like building of 4800m2. 

Using Graphic Concrete, the architects decided to decorate the entire facade of the building with a large bookcase-like picture. The Viborg Provincial Archive is an excellent example of how Graphic Concrete can be used to highlight the purpose of the building and to create depth for the building facade. The concrete facade shows dots at different distanced when looking close up. But from a distance, the facade resembles a three-dimensional bookcase.

"The new archive needed to be sustainable, simple, modern and minimalist. We also wanted to add a piece of art to express the purpose of the building"

Rasmus Kierkegaard, Partner, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects