Interior Awards is America’s oldest and most prestigious award for the design of interiors. The award is presented by Contract Magazine, the leading publication for commercial interior design and architecture.
According to the jury, SDU Campus Kolding was selected the winner as “The interiors are simultaneously dynamic and softly organic. The contrast of flowing lines and the triangular plan is what really makes it beautiful. A great variety of spaces are created; variety with coherence.”
To contrast the sharp triangular shape of the building, curving geometry is prominent in the interior. The five-story atrium is filled with soft light diffused by the exterior sunscreens, bordered by classrooms, meeting spaces, and outdoor terraces, covered in green wall plantings and softwood.
The building supports different teaching methods, new ways of teaching and is a flexible and state-of-the-art learning environment. The objective behind the structure of all the floors was to create cross-fields between professors, researchers and students while at the same time ensuring available areas for concentration and quiet contemplation. By giving all users an errand on all floors, the number of cross-fields is maximized. The atrium rotates 60 degrees from every plan as the building rises, creating visual variety. The dynamic atrium gives users a sense and vies of activities on the other levels.