Refurbishment of drill hall for training purposes at Vordingborg Barracks, Denmark
Vordingborg Barracks training centre is responsible for planning the training of soldiers to be sent out on peace-keeping missions. “TheThe building is now turned into training rooms consisting of an auditorium for 220 people, two large classrooms that can be partitioned by folding walls, two smaller classrooms, and administrations offices,” Chief architect Kim Bjørn explains.
The ceiling in the auditorium is made of free-hanging sheets overlapping each other. The sheets are equipped with sound absorbing gypsum boards, as well as sound and lighting systems. Also the curved walls are lined with sound absorbing gypsum boards. In other words, the curved organic shape is a key element in the architectural vision. Chief architect Kim Bjørn: “The curves are repeated in the vestibule that divides the auditorium and the classrooms. The ceiling in the vestibule is a curved ceiling with lighting and ventilation system built in. The walls of the classrooms consist of untreated and smooth brickwork. The ceilings on the other hand, consist of sound absorbing gypsum boards.”