Mariehøj Kulturcenter in Copenhagen

By Danish firms Sophus Søbye Arkitekter and WE Architecture.
The building's aluminum roof scoops up from the ground at the lowest part of the site and over the ridge of an existing block – reminiscent of the concave profile of Link Arkitektur's Ålgård Church in Norway. This sloping roof links two previously separate buildings on the site and shelters a new lobby for the center. The aim was to create a form that blends in with the surrounding hilly landscape. The extension is covered in sheets of perforated aluminum and a wide wooden staircase leads up a roof terrace. The steps double as an outdoor seating area.