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Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 25, 2011 @ 6:30 pm In Architecture,Gallery,Green Roof | 1 Comment


Viborg is a large city in Denmark that required a new municipal building to accommodate its steady growth. Henning Larsen won the international design competition to create a sustainable building [6] with a footprint of approximately 62,300 square feet. Situated just outside of the town center on a prime piece of green property, the new hall has a striking diamond-facade and treble-glazed surfaces that permit plenty of natural lighting without excessive solar gain [7].

Well-insulated by the various green roofs and cooled by a chilled groundwater system and open suspended ceilings, this building is also designed to harvest and recycle rainwater [8]. Henning Larsen Architects always goes for gold with their projects, so it’s hard for us to pick a favorite, but Viborg Hall is certainly high on our list of buildings showcasing a sustainable standard that we would love to see all architects strive to achieve.

+ Henning Larsen Architects [3]

Via Designboom [9]

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[1] treble-glazed surfaces: http://inhabitat.com/guardian-develops-hyper-insulating-vacuum-glass/

[2] passive cooling elements: http://inhabitat.com/ceramic-ecooler-screen-is-a-beautiful-passive-cooling-system/

[3] Henning Larsen: http://www.henninglarsen.com/themes/frontpage.aspx

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/henning-larsens-viborg-town-hall-boasts-a-sloped-plane-of-gradated-greenery/viborg-town-hall-by-henning-larsen-2/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/Viborg-Town-Hall-by-Henning-Larsen-2.jpg

[6] create a sustainable building: http://inhabitat.com/colossal-green-volcano-rises-in-italy/

[7] without excessive solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/slides-perforated-skin-slides-in-and-out-to-control-solar-gain/

[8] and recycle rainwater: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-machine-creates-rainbows-from-recycled-rainwater/

[9] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/16312/henning-larsen-architects-viborg-town-hall.html

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