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Herstedlund Community Centre

  • Herstedlund Community Centre
  • Herstedlund Community Centre
  • Herstedlund Community Centre
  • Herstedlund Community Centre
  • Herstedlund Community Centre
  • Herstedlund Community Centre
  • Herstedlund Community Centre
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The Herstedlund Community Centre is a user-driven facility for approximately 600 residents. It offers un-programmed spaces and possible coexistence of multiple events.

The house is designed as a sturdy building with a minimum of mobile and delicate parts. The facade is a combination of whole and perforated aluminium plates and wire mesh.

The programme of the building was to be very open, with the possibility to grow with the new inhabitants. The community centre had to be able to incorporate many different age-groups and interests over time: from informal meetings, summer festivals, and big football matches to presentations, special interests and common entities. It is meant to be a local, user-driven house of culture, and a building that can host multiple independent users simultaneously.

The building acts as a space for all kinds of cultural events – large or small. It is designed to be available for use at all hour for teaching, children’s and adult’s theatre, dancing, sports, aerobics, yoga, barbecues, lectures, bridge tournaments, and weddings.

External cladding is a combination of solid and perforated anodised aluminium plates, while the interior walls are made of concrete and plaster. The ground-level floor is made of PVC slip-resistant vinyl, and the upper levels have sealant-free, painted industrial floors.


Architects | Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Location | Albertslund, Denmark
Technical info | PVC flooring
Picture credits | Adam Mørk