Gallery: Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gra...

 
Viborg Hall in Denmark looks ready to lift off into the sky with its futuristic green-topped wings, but in reality they are what keep this recently completed structure firmly rooted to the ground. Combined with a variety of other interventions, including a turf roof on top of the Viborg municipality's central six-storey volume, the wings' superior insulating properties help to ensure a reasonable energy footprint. Without the treble-glazed surfaces and passive cooling elements, it's easy to imagine how energy intensive this massive building could be, but in standard Henning Larsen style, it instead has a gentle environmental impact and blends beautifully into the verdant landscape that surrounds it.

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  1. lazyreader August 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Usually when people go to town hall, they should be impressed by architectural splendor. Instead this building appears as if it is hiding from the Luftwaffe. It’s geometry blends to the surrounding environment I doubt even the town citizens will be able to find it. Where as traditional town and city halls are very prominent to announce to it’s citizens they are visible and there to serve.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/1city_hall_baltimore.jpg

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