– A COMMUNITY WHERE GOOD INTENTIONS BECOME ACTUAL TRANSFORMATION IN SOCIETY
Our new home is ready in 2025. In the meantime, you can find us at Lygten 39.
Everything we do is centered around transforming society and mobilising the willing and able. It’s not a simple task. But it’s important.
We live in a society with many good intentions but see too little actual change happening. Thoravej 29 is a professional network and meeting point for people and organisations that share the conviction that we can and must do better.
Most of us stem from the social field and arts, but many other forward-thinking organisations have joined our mission. Common amongst all, is the ambition to break habitual thinking and work across professions, interests, and power positions. To inspire growth within each other and the society we engage in.
MEMBERS OF THORAVEJ 29
Analyse & Tal
Art Hub Copenhagen
Bæredygtigt Kulturliv NU
Den Sociale Investeringsfond
Hjem Til Alle Alliancen
INVI – institut for vilde problemer
Krumhardt - Mærkbar fortælling
Thandi Dyani / Impact Africa
THORAVEJ 29 AT LYGTEN 39
The community Thoravej 29 takes its name from the address of our future home in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district. Here, we are building a home born to break habitual thinking and expand your imagery.
The building is ready in 2025. In the meantime, you can find us at Lygten 39, where we are starting conversations and establishing partnerships to bring with us, when we relocate in 2025. To a true incubator of development and innovation.
FACILITIES BORN TO BREAK HABITUAL THINKING
In 2024, the building at Thoravej 29 will become a new stage for society’s most forward-thinking individuals and organisations. It will house a community for the ones willing and able to create groundbreaking change in society.
The building will comprise of workspaces, meeting rooms, collaboration areas, a studio for sound and video, a café, and in the centre of it all, a big stage for progressive debates and inspiring conversations. In addition, Art Hub Copenhagen will set up studios, workshops, and exhibition areas for artists. Likewise, the HAUT residency centre will run a black box for performing-arts development. All of which is carried out in sustainable architecture.
REPURPOSING THE BUILDING
Bikubenfonden, Pihlmann Architects, Hoffmann A/S, and ABC Rådgivende Ingeniører have been selected to carry out the transformation of Thoravej 29. They work with a firm focus on sustainability. The guiding philosophy is to repurpose all materials from the old building to the extent possible. So, instead of disposing materials, we will repurpose them e.g., using floor partitions as stairs. And excess façade tiles will be salvaged for flooring.
The transformation is expected to earn DGNB gold certification and is due to be complete in 2025. We can’t wait to show you.
HAVE A LOOK AROUND THE FUTURE THORAVEJ 29
We have created several augmented reality films to give you an impression of how Thoravej 29 will look when its transformation is complete.
View from the main entrance on the ground floor towards the central staircase
View from the ground-floor café looking towards Formidlingsscenen
Looking towards Formidlingsscenen on the ground floor at the north end of the building
View from the west side of Formidlingsscenen outside the workshops
Woodshop (ground floor)
White Box (ground floor)
Looking into the Black Box from the ground floor. The partition between the basement and ground floor has been cut away, opening it up to the first floor
View of the central staircase from inside first-floor façade with exposed ventilation ducts
View of façade and exposed ventilation ducts from the first-floor terrace on the south side of the building
View from the canteen (first floor)
View from the library (first floor)
View of the central stairwell from one of the small meeting rooms on the second floor
View of TT furniture and kitchenette on the second floor adjacent to the open-plan work area
View of TT furniture and terrace on the third floor adjacent to the open-plan work area
View of TT furniture, kitchenette, and glass-walled meeting room on the third floor adjacent to the open-plan work area
DO YOU SHARE THE AMBITION?
We gather individuals and organisations with an urge for change. People who share the ambition to create positive change for individuals and society. Reach out to Community Manager, Pia Moller-Holst, if you believe that you’re a match for Thoravej 29.
THE COMMUNITY BOARD
The community Thoravej 29 is a Bikuben Foundation initiative that has been established as an independent association, run by a community manager, and overseen by a board. The community manager is Pia Møller-Holst. The members of the Thoravej 29 board are:
Front person: Anders Folmer Buhelt (Head of Academy, Academy for Social Innovation)
Deputy head: Sine Egede (Director of Development, Bikubenfonden)
Jacob Fabricius (Director, Art Hub Copenhagen)
Thandi Dyani (Consultant and Network Organizer, BMW Foundation)
Dina Vester Feilberg (Director of Art, Bikubenfonden)
Jakob Schjørring (Head of the Social Area, Bikubenfonden)
Tali Mørch (Partner, Analysis & Figures)
Isabella Hemmersbach (Director, Pro Tempore.art)