A beautiful 1870s barn located within the luscious Danish countryside was recently refurbished and turned into a creative cultural hub. Local architects Praksis were commissioned by the Realdania foundation to renovate the thatched roof wooden shelter on the outskirts of Møgeltønder, near Sønderhaven. Owned by HRH Prince Joakim, the centenarian space is now a green and gorgeous environment that hosts exhibitions, films, and music events.
Located close to an area of marshland, the old barn has undergone a complete renovation that kept its original features intact. Externally, the building features a red brick wall topped by a thatched straw roof. Inside, the original bent wooden walls have been refurbished to their former glory, and their curvature actually yields great acoustics for musical performances.
The exhibition space’s floor was made using the terrazzo technique. The builders recycled a ballast of large local fieldstones to cover the entire 3,300 square foot space. Praksis designed the exhibition space so that it’s flexible enough to be used for diverse cultural events including exhibitions, films and music. Three black fiberglass boxes containing the toilets, a cinema and a digital projector can be moved around to serve different functions. The old refurbished Danish barn is a great cultural hub in the country.