/Hjørring Library and Aalborg Main Library

Deadline for the registration to this sitevisit is 3 June!

9:00 - 17:30 Site visit to Hjørring Library and Aalborg Main Library

8:45 Departure from Pickup 1 (see map)

9:00 Departure from Concert Hall Aarhus

11:00 – 13:00 Hjørring Library, Østergade 30 - 9800 Hjørring, incl. lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Aalborg Main Library, Rendsburggade 2 - 9000 Aalborg

Around 17:30 Return to Concert Hall Aarhus

About Hjørring library:

Hjørring is located in the north-western part of Jutland – roughly 100 miles to the north of Aarhus. Hjoerring Public Library is part of a shopping mall called Metropol. Metropol is designed by the architects Schmidt, Hammer and Lassen. On the 12th of April 2008, the new central library opened in Hjørring and it has attracted superlatives from critics in the Danish library press. The library is described as Denmark’s most exciting example of a 21st century public library, as the most spectacular and ultimate library for experience and a place to be. What makes the library special is the interior. Hjoerring library houses interesting new shapes, furniture and design, which makes the library experience invigorating and provides it with an extra dimension.

Janni Sørensen, Head of collections and Tone Lunden, Library consultant from Hjørring Library will also showcase their cooperation with Medialogy at Aalborg University in order to shed light on collaborative innovation.

More information about Metropol and Hjoerring Public Library  Hjørring Library is called one of the 10 most playful libraries in the world

About Aalborg Main Library:

The Aalborg Main Library is one of the earliest and most succesful examples of library buildings being actively used for urban planning. The building was inaugurated in the 1970’s, and was the first part of a rei-maginative process of rebuilding the Aalborg docks and waterfront, which has been ongoing for 30 years. The Main Library cooperates with cultural center ”Nordkraft”, the Utzon Center and the Music Hall. The Library’s main space is imagined as a square sorrounded by business with various profiles. This structural principle has proven to be sustainable and is still the dominant principle of the library’s arrangement and organization even after several rebuilds and an ongoing update of the library space.

Bodil Have, Director of Aalborg Public Libraries and Tina Bang Jakobsen, Innovation manager at Aalborg Public Libraries will provide a tour of the library based on re-imagination. They wish to ask how we rethink the physical space that needs to contain new ways of mediating content and alterantive ways of use and be an arena for the staff in a redefined service concept. Aalborg Library has worked with tourism businesses about developing service concepts and –standards and aim to provide optimal service for each guest.

Lunch will be provided in Hjørring and there will be coffee and a snack at Aalborg Library.

Pick-up:  Bus departure from Kvindemuseet i Danmark, Domkirkepladsen 5, 8000 Aarhus at 8:45 and 9:00 at the Concert Hall

Michael Høyer-Nielsen and Lisbeth Mærkedahl from Aarhus will be guides on the tour. Max. 60 participants.

Fee: 600 DKK / 60 EUR, including lunch and coffee /tea & snacks. Deadline for the registration for this site visit is 3 June



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