The IBC Innovation Factory is designed to support new ways of learning. The 12,800m2 educational building is the result of a refurbishment project of the paint manufacturer GORI’s factory from 1978, which set new standards for factories at the time.
With the acquisition of the GORI factory in the summer of 2010, the IBC gained access to a unique physical environment characterized by an impressive pioneering spirit and vision.
t was the first factory plant in Denmark to unite production and management in one large room, allowing visual connection between the two. In the spirit of the original factory the re-development has created the settings for a ground-breaking and creative learning environment, aiming to become the world’s best. The ambition is to be a training camp for future innovators.
By using six elements – fire, water, greenery, light, sound and air – the concept for the new Innovation Factory was developed with an emphasis on stimulating the users’ senses.
The ambition of the building is to be a training camp for future innovators.
创始合伙人John Foldbjerg Lassen 说：“学生、教师还有商务人士能够在这个独一无二的空间里会面、相互学习。建筑将制造、激励这种偶遇。中心的教学设施采用花旗松材质的‘景观型家具’其最主要设计理念就是基于这个宗旨创建的，营造出丰富的学习空间与使用体验，我们相信这种品质和满足感将有利于创意的萌发。”
“Students, teachers, and the business world can meet and learn from each other in this unique setting. The building should support and inspire this encounter. The main architectural concept behind the ‘landscape furniture’ is created in that spirit. We are convinced that the experience of quality and well-being is highly conducive to creativity,” explains John F. Lassen
The large paint tanks were decorated by the French artist Jean Dewasne, with the idea that art in the workplace would inspire employees and provide a better working environment.
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About Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects was founded in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986. The firm is one of Scandinavia’s most recognized and award-winning architectural practices. Working out of studios located in Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Shanghai, the firm provides skilled architectural services all over the world, with a distinguished track record as designers of international, high-profile architecture. Cultural and educational buildings, offices, commercial, retail, and residential buildings, often in mixed-use developments and complex urban contexts, are cornerstones of the firm’s output. The practice has extensive global experience in the design of libraries and other public and cultural landmark buildings, and its innovative, sustainable, and democratic approach to architecture has attracted global attention, winning more than 100 national and international awards. In 2018, Schmidt Hammer Lassen became part of global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will. For more information, visit www.shl.dk.