KulturØen (the island of culture), Town Hall and Middelfart Savings bank

Photo: VisitMiddelfart


Photo: VisitMiddelfart


Photo: VisitMiddelfart

Kulturøen_inde og ude

KulturØen is a multi-storey building that was built in 2005 and houses a number of the town's cultural facilities all under a single roof, including a large library, a cinema, a panoramic restaurant, a coffee bar and a tourist information centre. The building also serves as Middlefart’s cultural centre. As a piece of architectural sculpture, KulturØen’s design is created by its surroundings, taking inspiration from the sea and the Little Belt bridges on each side of the island. Its unusual sculptural quality brings a dynamic to the peninsula, which extends from Middelfart's waterfront. The building was designed by the renowned Schmidt Hammer Lassen company of architects and is mainly the work of architect John Lassen and head designer Lars Vejen. It is built on an artificial island and clad in pre-patinated zinc.

KulturØen’s ground floor was redone in 2016 (by architect Rosan Bosch), to open up the library space. The plan for 2018 is to improve the area in front of KulturØen.

Middelfart Sparekasse built its new head office in Middelfart in 2010 in a building designed by 3xN. The bank wanted its new head office to be a natural local meeting point, and an architectural landmark for the town of Middelfart itself, not just Middelfart Sparekasse.

The building has a characteristic roof surface with 83 dormers that spectacularly emphasise the building’s geometric design. The roof was specially designed with the dual aim of framing the view of the Little Belt while also providing shade against direct sunlight. This is a demonstration of the perfect synergy of form and function.

Under the roof, the central square on the ground floor houses a hardware store and a sports shop, an estate agent and the bank's own customer service functions. All levels have sunlight and unobstructed views of the water and the Little Belt Bridge.

The working environment inside has been improved through sustainable solutions in the form of natural ventilation and the latest energy-efficient temperature control technologies. The thermoactive concrete elements provide a heat savings of 30 percent and up to 85 per cent reductions for cooling and mechanical ventilation. This means a total energy saving of between 30 and 50 percent.

Nytorv (Town Hall). Middelfart's new town centre and town hall were inaugurated on 1 September 2017. The building was designed by Henning Larsen's Architects with the mission that the building must be transparent and thus welcoming to Middelfart’s citizens. The new town centre is comprised of 40 homes, 3,000 m2 of retail space and a new 8000 m2 town hall with space for 440 employees.

Hotels nearby of KulturØen (the island of culture), Town Hall and Middelfart Savings bank

  • Hotel Fredericia - SDH Partner Hotel

    8.08 km

    Experience culinary magic at the restaurant Ryes, and combine your stay with the beautiful nature together with a lot of cultural experiences and activities when you stay at Hotel Fredericia.
    Read more : Hotel Fredericia - SDH Partner Hotel
  • Fjelsted Skov Hotel & Konference

    17.2 km

    Welcome to Fjelsted Skov Hotel and Conference - a unique refuge in the midst of nature. We offer an exclusive experience where tranquility and charm blend with modern comfort surrounded by the breathtaking Fjelsted Skov. The ideal place for both business travelers and holiday guests.

    Read more : Fjelsted Skov Hotel & Konference
  • Hotel Vejlefjord

    19.91 km

    Due to the beautiful location near the fjord and in the beech forest, Hotel Vejlefjord is often referred to as “The castle in the forest ". The hotel spa and wellness facilities and the thermal baths are unique and compares favorably with the best in Northern Europe. Enjoy the 20 km forest tracks.

    Read more : Hotel Vejlefjord
  • Tyrstrup Kro

    23.46 km

    Tyrstrup Kro is idyllically situated in the middle of fields and woods a few kilometres from the gingerbread town Christiansfeld. It has been here for at least 350 years, but in recent years the old inn has undergone largescale restorations and has become an internationally known restaurant.
    Read more : Tyrstrup Kro
  • ToRVehallerne- SDH Partner Hotel

    25.76 km

    The hotel offers delicious food and high service to you as a guest. Located in the spirit of the city, you can experience all the cities facilities and easily get around without a car.
    Read more : ToRVehallerne- SDH Partner Hotel
  • Hotel Hedegaarden

    26.31 km

    Hotel Hedegaarden is a family-run hotel which offers everything from the traditional Danish cuisine to new and different taste experiences. They emphasize good food made of first-rate ingredients, an unpretentious atmosphere and that everything functions as is should. The hotel is situated right at motorway exit no. 60
    Read more : Hotel Hedegaarden
  • Frederik VI's Hotel

    34.17 km

    Since 1882 guests have enjoyed being pampered at Frederik VI's Hotel. Set amongst the beautiful Funen countryside in it’s own park with a system of forest paths and jogging trails right outside the door and only 10 km from Odense City centre, the hotel boasts tastefully furnished rooms and a highly regarded restaurant.
    Read more : Frederik VI's Hotel
  • Jørgensens Hotel

    40.27 km

    When you visit Jørgensens Hotel, look forward to an experience of historical awareness, quality in every detail and personal hospitality in the center of Horsens.
    Read more : Jørgensens Hotel
  • Hotel Knudsens Gaard

    43.79 km

    Hotel Knudsens Gaard in Odense emphasizes personal service, high quality and a peaceful atmosphere. The uncontested attention is on the guests, who must be able to enjoy a relaxed stay in green surroundings. The hotel rooms have a homely feel and the restaurant delivers fantastic culinary experiences.

    Read more : Hotel Knudsens Gaard
  • Brobyværk Kro

    45.14 km

    Brobyværk Kro is situated where the road between Odense and Faaborg crosses the stream Odense Aa. The idyllic inn with the river in the backyard has traditions for receiving guests. Naturally it has been modernised, but the spirit and the cosiness still preserve here, and the cuisine has a good reputation.

    Read more : Brobyværk Kro