Spektrum Arkitekter just unveiled a new recreational semi-outdoor community hub in Northern Denmark's Fjelstervang Village. The multipurpose space that local villagers helped to build themselves has two volumes that house sporting venues, as well as areas for parties, workshops, educational activities, exercise and folk dancing.
The Fjelstervang community hub has a large transparent roof that spans across a row of 6 meter high columns. The differently colored sliding doors reference the recently closed textile dyeing factory and filters natural lighting during the day; at night the building seems to be a colorful, glowing lantern. Two adjacent volumes are unified with a large wooden deck that spreads across an area of 500 square meters. The building’s sides are mostly built as sliding walls in order to achieve an optimal level of flexibility and openness. This allows the space to be used throughout the year regardless of weather.
The site specific building responds to the needs of the villagers. Before construction began, the architects collected ideas and wishes from the inhabitants and conducted questionnaires in order to create a truly communal environment. Over Christmas, the inhabitants can gather, cook, have coffee and sit together around an open fire.