The majority of contemporary buildings seem to be characterised by short term architecture that miss many of the fundamental qualities we ought to create as architects. Qualities that make architecture last. By making architecture without taking the future into account there is a risk of diluting cultural heritage and while wasting the Earth’s precious resources. Architects need to create architecture that benefits from time instead of losing.
This project seeks to explore the concept robustness as a strategy in sustainable building culture. Robustness is about being resistant to time and usage. It includes the context of a project in a broad sense and is a multifaceted architecture that possess a literal while also an abstract meaning.
The concept is used as a pivot in the design of the new Jutland Art Academy. The Jutland Art Academy will be one of the elements in the new Art Hub at the South Harbour, which is developed on a more strategic level. The aim of this project is to develop a robust frame work for The Jutland Art Academy and the Art Hub, that welcomes the changing needs of the school as well as the needs of future users.