OFFICES, FACILITIES FOR RESEARCH AND Education
AGRO FOOD PARK
GXN, URLAND, WILLIAM MCDONOUGH & PARTNERS
1ST PRIZE IN PARALLEL ASSIGNMENT
Agro Food Park is the name of a new innovative business park with focus on food and agro culture.
The area deals with research, support and innovation within this field. Among others a part of Aarhus university as well as the headquarter of Arla is placed in the area.
The masterplan consists of a central park called 'the Lawn'. This is used as a agrostratorium, as a tool for testing crops and similar as well as this is the heart of Agro Food Park and where visitors can get a feeling on whats going on. The Lawn can be used for 'walk and talks' as well as workshops etc..
The new office and research city is placed very densely around the Lawn with a urban street connecting all the way around Agro Food Park. To emphasize the 'urban life' and support walkers and meeting points, the buildings are placed very dense along the street with the short facade towards the street. This way the area gets a more urban and lively feeling. Therefore the parking areas are placed on the outside of the building mass. The parking is created like a fruit forest, so when you look over the parking it will be green.