The town of Jelling is home of the first site in Denmark listed as world heritage by UNESCO. This was home to the first king of Denmark. The old runestones resting in then barrows by the church are monuments over Gorm king of Denmark and his son who christened the Danes. Building in this context gives a certain attention and demand to a project. The house of parish in Jelling has found its form in the light of the many parameters, concerns and demands given to a house in a historic and protected context. The house can be seen as a solitaire building. At the same time the house relates itself to the row of town houses I Jelling, which also has an important story to tell, although it is local and ‘just’ about Jelling, and maybe not relates directly to the protected site and history. The house of parish in Jelling has found its own identity, its own speciel character born by the priorities and concerns and the great potential the site offers. Towards the street, the house has the shape of the classical simple gable. This is the groundshape from which the building is proportioned. The plan reveals a cone-like shape adapting foyer, hall, meeting rooms etc. in a variated spatiality under the pitched roof.
Location Jelling, Denmark Client The parish of Jelling Architects Cubo Arkitekter Inaugurated 2016 Size 750 m2 Foto Martin Schubert and Helene Høyer Mikkelsen