C.F. Møller and C.F. Møller Landscape’s proposal for the new VIA (30,000 m²) and the Innovation House (5,000 m²) has been nominated as the winner of a major architectural competition.
The new VIA University College and Innovation House, comprising 35,000 m² in total, will together constitute close to half of the new combined campus area in Horsens, which CASA A/S in 2015 won the right to develop, with Horsens Municipality as the client.
The new VIA and Innovation House will be built at Horsens’ railway station and the overall area will be called Campus Horsens. C.F. Møller’s winning project was chosen by a panel of jury experts, educational institutions, Horsens Municipality and Casa.
An open campus as the starting point
A key idea in C.F. Møller and C.F. Møller Landscape’s overall project for VIA is to create a venue that meets the city, and which opens up to society with an active, youthful energy flow.
There was a wish to create a campus that is an image of how a modern, knowledge-based society should be formed in the future – as a venue that is wise, open, in close proximity, creative, heterogeneous, individual, and with a strong bond to the city and society.
“VIA and Innovation House are establishing a vibrant built-up environment that in a varied design idiom – and with great diversity – will invite us inside, calling on us to combine and relate knowledge and ideas across the board, and to open up and reach out,” says Michael Kruse, partner in C.F. Møller and the architect responsible for the project.
Achieving the vision in fine style
Konstantin Lassithiotakis, who is the executive director of VIA University College and leader of Campus Horsens, is very enthusiastic about the winning project from C.F. Møller and C.F. Møller Landscape.
“The project is an excellent solution to achieving the stronger continuity we require in relation to three dimensions: internally in VIA, at the campus with the other enterprises and institutions, and not least in relation to Horsens itself.” says Konstantin Lassithiotakis, executive director of VIA University College and leader of Campus Horsens. Source and images, Courtesy of C.F. Møller.