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Dokk1, Aarhus

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Dokk1 or Dokken is a building, public library and culture center in Aarhus, Denmark. It is situated on Hack Kampmanns Plads in the city center by the waterfront next to the Custom House. Dokk1 is part of the much larger development project Urban Mediaspace Aarhus, jointly financed by Aarhus Municipality and Realdania for 2.1 billion DKK. It is designed by schmidt hammer lassen architects and Kristine Jensen, with construction managed by NCC AB. Construction broke ground 8 June 2011 and the building was inaugurated four years later on 20 June 2015.The name of the building was determined by a public contest held in the autumn of 2012. The combination of letters and number can be pronounced as "dokken", "dok én" or "dok ét", meaning The Dock or Dock One in English. The term references the location on the former industrial harbor by the waterfront.The buildingDokk1 houses the Aarhus Main Library, the municipal public services department, theater scenes, businesses and a large automated underground parking facility. The building contains 60,000m2 of floorspace, with 17,500m2 used by the library and 10,500m2 for let by businesses. The remainder of the building is mainly the underground parking facility which features an automated lift system and space for 1000 vehicles. The structure will be integrated with the light rail system with trains running through and under the building including a station.
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  • Beautiful architecture, cool library with playing areas inside and outside for the kids. The parking below the building is also very cool and high tech working only with lifts :)  more »
  • The city library and an interesting parking system. The architecture (interior and exterior)of the building is special as well as the facilities. It will be fine that every city has a similar...  more »
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  • A great design and style for a public library, so beautiful and spacey. A great place to meet people or even write your exam. Definitely would reccomend to anybody to visit it!
  • Great place to visit - because of something to read and something to admire. Interesting design and tons of (not only) paper.

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