TØNDER TOWN HALL
EXTENSION OF TØNDER TOWN HALL
SITE AREA: 998 m²
CONSTRUCTION AREA: 3.044 m²
Tønder Town Hall, by Halldur Gunnløgsson, lies beautifully located in the open landscape, and could be seen as a series of extruded profiles from west to east, with a rational and radical facade composition.
Linking the new extension perpendicular to the existing Town Hall ensures effective circulation between old and new, while providing uninterrupted views of the marshland. The old red brick is complimented with a slim brick in red and earthy shades. The south facade is sharply finished, as if cut by the public park path. The cut elevation profile draws reference to the existing roof geometry. The extension houses 3 levels of open floor offices and meeting spaces plus the cafeteria. Large skylights ensure plenty of daylight across all workspaces.
It is a manifestation of the Danish building tradition, with beautifully executed and more experimental details and material interplay between bricks and concrete. In the existing building the closed offices are removed and a large number of open floorplans are established. The foyer is activated by changing the existing circulation. Citizens now directly address several departments over 2 floors. Modernizing the interior of the existing town hall frees up space that can be utilized for new functions.