A city hall for everyone
The city hall has been planned to include public services and offers. The main entrance opens into the building’s lively atrium with an impressive interior and a double-height ceiling. The city hall is simply and logically organized around the atrium, which provides an ideal mix of daylight, views and access to outdoor spaces.
The work zones are shielded from the square to offer the public the opportunity to use the building outside of normal working hours. This ensures that Hjortespring City Hall can function as a "Citizens’ House" around the clock, all year round. Citizens and partners are always welcome to visit, and the city hall stands as an open, transparent meeting place for the town.
The council chamber – the most important arena for local democracy – inhabits a distinct location on the corner facing the outdoor garden and its large glass sections signal transparency in the political process while offering a beautiful view of nature and easy access to outdoor areas. Informally furnished with flexible, non-attached furniture pieces, the space can also be opened towards the canteen, presenting nearly endless possibilities. On summer days, the glass sections can be opened up towards the garden and terrace, incorporating the outdoor space. Thus, the chamber is designed to accommodate a host of different events.