Celebrated works by schmidt hammer lassen architects
The Aarhus Art Building is showcasing three – one in each of its trio of exhibition rooms – of schmidt hammer lassen architects most celebrated projects: the Royal Library in Copenhagen, the Arts and Community Centre in Nuuk, Greenland, and the new art museum in Aarhus. The exhibition focuses in on the spaces – foyer, atrium and passageway – that are architecturally defined by the large spaces outside and the smaller spaces within, where books are read, performances staged and paintings hung.
The exhibition comes across as an abstraction of configured spaces and forms – essentially a representation of the lines, surfaces and curves that define these three cultural projects. Large white sails distended between floor and ceiling reflect the principal architectural features of the projects. And viewers are invited to look over the architects’ shoulders when individual sketches are projected onto the wall as they are drawn.