The Boiler Central, an old boiler building from the 1940s in the unique, historic industrial complex in Vejle, Denmark has recently opened. schmidt hammer lassen architects has designed the 1,200 square meter large refurbishment project which provides space for the new Design Driven Innovation Centre housing 30 creative companies.
The ambition for the new Design Driven Innovation Centre will combine innovation, creativity, design and business understanding and contribute to closer cooperation between private and public companies and knowledge institutions. At the same time, The Boiler Central is a visual landmark for innovation and business in Vejle and the entire region.
schmidt hammer lassen architects was also responsible for the conversion of the adjacent Spinning Mills, which was once Vejle´s largest industrial workplace. In 2010, The Spinning Mills opened hosting 50 micro enterprises in the fields of creativity, communication and business development. Moreover, The Spinning Mills accommodates a number of cultural institutions and Vejle Municipality´s Innovation Department.
The client Vejle Municipality has been working in a partnership with Realdania on the refurbishment of The Boiler Central.
Photographer: Steffen Stamp
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