Danish studio EFFEKT transformed an old windmill factory into a vibrant new youth activity center that now serves as a place for self-organized sports, creativity and socialization.
While the large-scale skating bowl is one of the most distinctive parts of the design—especially as skaters can be seen through a translucent skin from the exterior—the multipurpose hub also includes a wide range of areas to bring youth together. The light, welcoming and open-concept new space is now a home for everything from basketball courts and music production spaces to workshops and animation studios, with many of the former building's components creatively reused.
As EFFEKT's Mikkel Bøgh explains, this project now has appeal to "the youth not fitting into or not drawn by traditional organised sports organisations."
Image Credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj