Henning Larsen Architects and a group consisting of turnkey contractor Zublin, landscape architect SLA and consulting engineers Henrik Larsen and Jorgen Nielsen have won the competition for Egedal Town Hall and Health Centre. The 18,000m2 building in Egedal, North Zealand, will be the centre 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 Health Centre includes 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," commented 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 the project, we have worked with the Municpality'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", said Mette Kynne Frandsen, CEO of 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. 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 in the end of 2014.