Viby DK

Type Invited project competition, 2019
Team Cornelius+Vöge Architects, Stokvad Engineers and CC Brun Entreprise
Role Landscape architects
Client Roskilde Municipality
Size 2,000 m2
Project start 2019
Status Completed


The town of Viby is growing. With the new neighbourhoods come new types of housing, urban structures and new types of residents, and this creates a need for a community gathering place. Our proposal for a new library and culture house in Viby, is a subtle building and square, that in scale and architecture continue the character of the historic street and thereby preserve the appearance of a coherent town centre.


The building and new town square provide the framework for a strong local community. The library and culture house will be the centre of daily life and the natural place to arrange town gatherings. High-quality materials are used to create an urban space that will last for generations. A warm brick pavement defines the flexible town square, trees create more intimate areas and five large brick or wooden plinths creates multiple stay options.