Hjørnet Youth Club in Roskilde

A facade that’s up to playing ball

The Hjørnet youth club in the municipality of Roskilde in Denmark was built nine years ago, but its façade was not strong enough to withstand the impacts from the ball games that club members were always playing, and the club was constantly replacing damaged façade panels. The local council is now hoping to completely avoid this not inconsiderable expense by changing to more robust panels.

I am very happy with the work on the Hjørnet youth club. The façade’s original strong appearance has been retained, but façade panels have been replaced with STENI Colour. I am looking forward to seeing how the new façade stands up over the next few years. We have had similar work done at another of the municipality’s buildings, but with a different type of panel, and in a few years we should be able to see whether there is a difference,” says Sabina Holstein.

The Hjørnet youth club was carefully designed by architects, but because of the damaged cladding, it ended up looking tired and shabby after just a few years. That’s why, two years ago, the Roskilde local council initiated a dialogue with STENI in the hope of finding a solution that would allow the building to retain its character and appearance. Sabina Holstein, architect and advisor for the Roskilde local council explains that they wanted to maintain the fresh look of the modern building so that it would not fall in value, and it was a big problem that the original fibre cement cladding was not designed for ball games.

CITY:
ROSKILDE, DENMARK
ARCHITECT:
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CONTRACTOR:
NIEBUHR BYGNINGSENTREPRISE
BUILDER:
ROSKILDE MUNICIPALITY
PROJECT YEAR:
2012
PRODUCT:
STENI COLOUR

Façade and play

Façade and play