Join us for a guided tour and showcase of our latest project, Byg Udenfor – temporary housing for the homeless Saturday 9 October 2021 on the occasion of this year’s Aarhus Architecture Festival.
The project consists of six smaller 15m2 mobile living units for the homeless. The living units are designed with input from the local homeless and are built one at a time with the residents as assistants. The homes are set up for temporary periods, preferably a few months or more, on vacant municipal areas between the former hospital buildings at the county hospital, Amtssygehuset. The project was carried out by the homeless organization Projekt UDENFOR and was designed and constructed by Architects Without Borders Denmark. The project has most recently been awarded the City Architect’s Special Prize for Temporary Architecture with the following reasons:
“Ownership, belonging and community have been created, and six people who have had a hard time feeling at home in our community have been given a better foundation to create a life in a less vulnerable position.”
We meet at Amtssygehuset’s main entrance, at the gate in the building Tage Hansens Gade 2 at 16.00. The tour is kicked off with an introduction to the project by architect and project manager, Kim Pretzman. The event is free, just show up.
About Aarhus Architecture Festival:
Once again, the Aarhus Architecture Festival unfolds a diverse program of exhibitions, talks, guided tours – and of course the film screenings, which ever since the festival’s inauguration has been central to the narrative, experience, and discussion of architecture.
This year, under the theme ‘Landscapes of Care’ as its focal point, the festival presents a program that examines how care is practiced and manifests itself in architecture and urban development in a historical, contemporary, and future perspective, and how or understanding of care enables us to shaping our daily life. The festival I curated by Aysha Amin (gallery owner, cultural worker, and artist) and Margarida Waco (architect and PhD fellow). See the full festival program here.