Via University College Campus Horsens unites learning, business and urban life in a sustain-able building that stands as a landmark for the knowledge city of the future.
VIA University College Campus Horsens is an open and unifying shared learning and knowledge environment that is directly integrated with the city and landscape, creating connections and relationships between students, staff, business, and the citizens of the city.
A bright slender 16-storey tower and three atrium buildings are united through a central inner shared atrium space, bringing together 27 education programmes and 2,900 students, businesses, and citizens of the city. The external geometry of the buildings is carefully attuned to the location and the city, creat-ing new exterior urban spaces. Each atrium building represents its own disciplines and programmes. The building’s interior appears organic and rounded to support a vibrant and friendly environment. There are niches, atrium staircases, and hotspots along balconies, combined with open group spaces and hubs. The lower floors are designed to support activity-based learning and knowledge sharing, and the upper floors for contemplation.
In collaboration with French artist Daniel Buren, C.F. Møller Architects has created building-integrated art. The art can be seen in a large work at the Innovation House, the auditorium, and in the atrium’s glass ceiling, where coloured glass creates a work that unites students, space, and light
Client: VIA University College and Insero
Size: 32.858 m²
Address: Andreas SteenbergsPlads, 8700 Horsens
Competition: 1st prize in architectural competition 
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: C.F. Møller Architects
Artist: Daniel Buren
Collaborators: Creator Projects