There are a total of 27 finalist nominated in 9 different categories. The two other finalists in the Project Prize Categoru are Henning Larsen Architects - nominated for Frederiksberg Skole and C.F Møller Architects for Copenhagen International School.
The Drug Consumption Centre
PLH Arkitekter has designed the Drug Consumption Centre in a former slaughter house in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen. Inside the centre drugusers can take their drugs under safe and secure circumstances – under surveillance and assisted by health personel. The architecture has been designed using flow and colour psycology that affects the drug users in a positive direction.
Partner and architect Lars Toksvig is very happy that the Drug Consumption Centre is a finalist for the project prize:
”They say that you can judge a society by the way it treats its most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. We think that the Drug Consumption Centre is a project that very clearly expresses just how caring and tolerant a society we live in. At PLH we are especially honoured that this particular project has been selected as a finalist for the project prize and we are proud to have designed the Drug Consumption Centre. And by designing the centre also helping some of the most exposed groups in our society.”