Despite its modest size, the town of Sønder Felding north-west of the city of Herning has a very active cultural scene, driven by dedicated local residents. The main platform for cultural life in the village is the restored and upgraded cinema and concert hall Dagmar Bio. The neighbouring building to this cultural venue is an important bearer of local history – but it is falling into disrepair.
The project is part of a larger plan for incorporating and transforming the neighbouring building and plot into a small park with a pavilion and outdoor seating on the banks of the river Skjern Å. The proposal calls for transforming the derelict building into a living ruin and art installation with a café, a garden pavilion and a park gallery. A nearby electricity tower is incorporated as a viewing tower and landmark. The three brick buildings would form a coherent sculptural facade towards the road with an entrance section towards the open public space along the river bank. In the long term, the landscape could be the first section on a path through town offering a variety of experiences.
The project was created by BBJ for The Architecture Project, TAP, in cooperation with Herning Municipality and the local civic association Sønder Felding Borgerforening.