The new project is situated in the historical city centre close to the sea and the harbour front. The development is designed to complement the scale of the existing surrounding buildings, while making it visible from the sea and the nearby bridge crossing Lillebaelt.
The development connects the city at a number of levels, ensuring activity in the area throughout the day. The vision for the new town centre is to create a common gathering point for all citizens of Middelfart.
In connection with the development, a vibrant urban plaza will be created, which will further strengthen the connection between the city centre and the harbour front, and serve as a main entry point to the city hall. The plaza is oriented to take advantage of the local sun patterns to create a comfortable outdoor space for social interaction and recreation.
The city hall is built up around an inner atrium which creates visual connections to encourage cooperation among employees. Reception and Civil Services are made easily accessible to citizens and are prominently located in the foyer. The foyer space is envisioned as an informal indoor counterpoint to the outdoor plaza, and to serve as a sheltered meeting point for citizens and visitors.