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    • 06 November 2012

      Art Pavilion in Videbæk inaugurated

      The red carpet had been rolled out when the new Art Pavilion in Videbæk, West Jutland, was inaugurated on 1 June, marking the beginning of the local festive week. A large number of citizens used the opportunity to see the distinctive new building.

    • At the inauguration ceremony, the mayor of the town of Ringkøbing-Skjern, Iver Enevoldsen, said: "The Art Pavilion will become an asset to and a cultural landmark for the entire municipality. It will make Videbæk even more attractive." In addition, the chairman of the Art Pavilion, Erling Damgaard, and architect Søren Øllgaard told about the work with the project.

      The 400 m2 pavilion has a beautiful location in the western part of Videbæk Park, with a view of the lake to the south. The pavilion is situated in the park area but stands out in the townscape with its sculptural overhead light. The building is situated as a Japanese tea house by the edge of park and lake. The café terrace floats above the lake, and the water of the lake is reflected in the ceiling.

      The building consists of two floating horizontal, square sheets, separated by a light glass facade and a varied system of inclined facade parts. The musical, intersecting facade is inspired by the surrounding landscape, the rushes of the lake and branches of the trees. The geometry can also be considered a play with Videbæk's landmark, the V.

      Henning Larsen was born outside Videbæk and has been given the freedom of the town. The new Art Pavilion features an exhibition about Henning Larsen and another of the famous sons of the town, sculptor Jens Lund.