The Sydhavnen district is a hidden gem in Aarhus, with a network of studios, workshops and offices. It is thriving, but it's still relatively unknown to the general public.
● It is difficult for artists and businesses to get to know each other.
● It is hard to get an overview of activities in the area.
The vision: It's time to open up and transform Sydhavnen into Åbenhavn.
Å stands for Åben (open), and 'Å' will mark the multiple entrance points of the area. 'Å' footprints will then continue to lead visitors through Åbenhavn to Åbenhus – the Open House connection point. 'Å' signs at studios and offices let people know when they are open to visitors.
Åbenhus is an open structure. It's a meeting place, an information point, a shelter and an exhibition space. Åbenhus is right at the beating heart of the Åbenhavn community – the crossroads between Flæskestræde, Kovending and Hovedgaden. It's open 24/7 for the artists, makers, start-ups, workers, citizens, film-makers, bank staff and visitors who bring the harbour area to life.
The Åbenhavn Association coordinates activities in Åbenhus. All residents play their part in programming events, creating happenings, hosting meetups and sharing work, news, ideas, space and time. Participants will be able to find news on the community noticeboard and get a better feeling of who's who, what's on, vacancies, as well as change information and knowledge and having the opportunity to have a say in Åbenhavn's future.
OPEN TO YOU
Coffee is free every morning at 11am.
Bring lunch, hang out, chat, relax on the all-weather furniture.
Come to the community meetup every Thursday from 6pm.
OPEN HOUSE. OPEN HARBOUR. OPEN MINDS.