Agro Food Park

Address
Agro Food Park 13

Client
Agro Food Park, Realdania

Function
Vision and development plan, Innovation Strategy

Year
2015

GXN role
Architect, Team leader

GXN team
Kasper Guldager Jensen, Lasse Lind, Laura Wagner, Andrea Baresi, Sang Yeun Lee, Dagmara Piszcz, Jo Anna Nedergaard, Casper Østergaard Christensen, Sean Lyon

Partners
William McDonough + Partners, Urland, BCVA

Worldleading Cluster

Agro Food Park has the ambition to become a worldleading cluster for food and agriculture innovation.
But what can create the physical basis for an ecosystem of knowledge exchange?

People, knowlegde and ideas

First and foremost, it is important to emphasize that a physical masterplan can only be the basis for this development. The physical environment should be populated by people and ideas that provides the physical framework meaning and content.

The Strip, The Plazas, The Lawn

We have in our approach focused on developing and strengthening Agro Food Park’s identity through three primary spatial and landscape concepts which we have called ‘The Strip‘, ‘The Plazas ‘ and ‘The Lawn‘.
These three concepts relates to what we believe are the key elements for the future cluster, namely the urban and the agro culture.

‘The Strip’ is a street and campus course with open facades and shared armenities. It is here the companies and knowledge institutions of Agro Food Park display their identity and products. The main street is built in a density that create life and activity, kept in a human scale.

‘The Plaza ‘ is a number of plazas that have urban density and experimential qualities and gives local
character to the surrounding buildings.

‘The Lawn’ is the central open green area in the masterplan. It functions as the showrooom for
experimentation and innovation within agriculture and foodproduction.

Resource Management

The innovative character of Agro Food Park should not only be represent in the work being done in the park but also in the approach to building the area.
We have defined 5 focus areas that can continously help Agro Food Park in developing an eco-effective design approach.

The 5 focus areas are: Healthy Materials, Clean Energy, Increased Biodiversity, Healthy Air and Clean Water.
Aarhus, Denmark
2015

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