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Roof of Godsbanen, The Freight Yard, Aarhus.

Construction of Godsbanen, The Freight Yard Project in 2011

The new building sits between the two renovated train sheds

The publicly accessible roof allows one to walk over the building

Roof under construction in 2011

The new building links the train sheds and gives a panoramic view of the city

The roof surface is perforated by distinctive sky lights

The sky lights glowing at night

Construction of Godsbanen, The Freight Yard Project in 2011

Black photovoltaic panels

Original rail tracks are a reminder of the past use

Ticket office and circular sky lights

Theatre entry

Inside the main theatre

Aarhus Folkekøkken Restaurant

Aarhus Folkekøkken Restaurant

Godsbanen at dusk

Godsbanen under construction, 2011

One of the three multi function project rooms

Artist studios in the original train shed

Studio/workshop in the original train shed

Radar, a music venue in the rail shed

Radar music venue interior

The amazing space inside the renovated timber train shed

Assignment for Søren Jensen Engineers to document the construction in 2011 and completion in 2012 of Godsbanen / The Freight Yard, Aarhus, Denmark by 3XN Architects & Søren Jensen. The building is a centre for cultural production in Aarhus containing workshops, studios, theatre stages, auditoriums and a restaurant. The buildings used to host one of Denmark’s largest train freight yards and the new roof is open access allowing the visitors to walk over the building and get a panoramic view of the city including Your Rainbow Panorama and the Hothouse at the botanical gardensMore photos from this shoot

A visualisation of the folded roof of Godsbanen, The Freight Yard Project. Image by 3XN Architects

Construction of reinforced concrete roof. Photo: Quintin Lake

An visualisation of the roof of Godsbanen set between existing freight halls. Image by 3XN Architects

The new building provides a link between the two freight halls. Photo: Quintin Lake

The ridge area around the roof-lights adds to the structural stiffness of the roof. Photo: Quintin Lake

The reinforcing bars on the apex of the roof. Photo: Quintin Lake

The roof creates a new public landscape between the old freight halls. Olafur Eliasson's "Your Rainbow Panorama" visible at right. Photo: Quintin Lake

Wavy reinforcing steel provides stiffness against shear forces in the new roof. Photo: Quintin Lake

The main new building contains two new concert halls. The reinforced concrete ramp to the roof is being constructed in the foreground. Photo: Quintin Lake

Temporary concrete shuttering allows for the construction of the building's faceted angles. Photo: Quintin Lake

Sections of the freight yard's original rail tracks. Photo: Quintin Lake

Sound insulated recording studio in the old freight halls. Photo: Quintin Lake

The striking laminated timber beams of the original freight hall. A music venue being constructed at the rear. Photo: Quintin Lake

These images show the construction, as of June 2011, for a new cultural hub for scenography, visual arts and literature named Godsbanen /The Freight Yard Project that is being built within a historical framework in Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus. The new cultural center is meant to be an inspiring setting that stimulates production of the arts and facilitates the interaction amongst the various artistic metiers, business and education.

The project design by Architects 3XN in collaboration with Søren Jensen Engineers is comprised of the renovation of the existing freight halls along with a new building with rooms and large scale auditoria. The roof of the building will appear as an extension of the green space – and will take the form of a green ‘carpet’ over the new building.  The project is expected to be completed in 2012.

These photos were commissioned by Søren Jensen, the engineering firm of the project.

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Photography  © Quintin Lake, 2011

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