Winner of Farveprisen 2019
Client: Køge City
Architects: Rubow Architects
Through countless modernizations, Køge Town Hall is a prime example of the city’s development and transformation and has been a central meeting point since 1552. As the oldest serving town hall in Denmark, it is certainly true that a rich story would unfold if the walls could speak.
Based on the democratic principle that everyone is entitled to a place and to be seen and heard, the common urban space, and the development of this, is at the core of this work to and about the town hall. The flag, as a symbol of celebration and unity, constitutes the framework of the project, where 4 large light boxes are suspended in the indoor arcade of the town hall. They are accompanied by 12 coloured torch-like lamps, which in multiple tones light up in the new town hall entrance.