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    • 24 August 2012

      New Town Hall devoted to health

      Henning Larsen Architects and a group consisting of turnkey contractor Züblin, landscape architect SLA and consulting engineers Henrik Larsen and Jørgen Nielsen have won the competition for Egedal Town Hall and Health Centre. The building of 18,000 m2 in Egedal, North Zealand, will be the center of the new, merged Egedal Municipality. 

    • Egedal Town Hall and Health Centre will be one of the first buildings in the new planned urban area around Egedal Station. The Town Hall and Health Centre form part of the same entity. The Health Centre comprises training facilities for children and adults as well as rehabilitation facilities.

      ”The citizens of Egedal can look forward to improved and more consistent service in two years with the completion of the entirely new and highly energy-efficient Town Hall and Health Centre”, says Mayor Willy Eliasen. The mayor and municipal council decided by unanimous vote that there was a clear winner of the competition.

      The various activities of the building sprout up around the central square that leads through the large atrium. The town council hall, which is situated on the ground floor, can be opened up towards the central square – in connection with exhibitions, concerts or other special events.

      In their statement, the jury emphasizes Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal for “introducing a significant quality level for the future buildings in the town of Egedal”. And further: “The jury considers the daylight to be used in an effective way in the proposal. In particular, the design of the skylight in the atrium effectively lets the daylight flow into and around the building, without unnecessary solar energy impacting the indoor climate in warm periods.”

      ”In the project, we have worked with the Municipality's vision for the new Town Hall – where care and service for the citizens and good working conditions for the employees have been essential focus areas. This contributes to ensuring a positive development of Egedal”, says CEO Mette Kynne Frandsen, Henning Larsen Architects. “We have designed an open and welcoming building with attractive outdoor spaces, the square in front of the Town Hall and the Town Hall garden.”

      The Town Hall forms an important element in the development of the new urban district in Egedal. Therefore, the building is designed to stand out with a distinctive character in all development phases. Egedal Town Hall and Health Centre meets the requirements for low-energy class 2020 according to Danish building regulations and is expected to be inaugurated at the end of 2014.

      Henning Larsen Architects has also designed Viborg Town Hall, which was inaugurated in 2011. Viborg Town Hall is Denmark’s first sustainable town hall.