Buildnings where we live, work, meet and exchange ideas
Many of the city’s most vital buildings are social spaces that enable participation. We call these places URBAN HUBS. Characteristic for them is that they link different functions in our daily life – everything from work to education, recreation, private and public activities can be a part of the mix. To define a building as an URBAN HUB gives us new perspectives on the role the building has to play, both within and in its exchange with the city environment it is a part of. Understanding the context and the participants is essential for a hub to work. It can be designed and filled with functions for a specific group in mind, or broader in its ambitions and scope. Each hub is a unique mix of uses and possibilities for exchange – a one-off recipe and an architectural expression that comes from it.