Open Platform


Type: Art university [Music, painting, sculpture, laquer art, ceramics, dyeing, ,design, fashion, art] and nursery
Place: Takini area, Tokyo, Japan
Client: Kyoto Giu University and others
Architect: NOVA5*
Collaboration: Plan, Tokyo and others
Size: 55.000 m² [28.000 Fine arts, 10.000 Music, 17.000 common space]

The relocation of Campus Kyoto Giu opens up a possibility to create a vibrant new area with culture, nature and youth as main drivers for the development. The proximity to highways, railroad and leisure zones along the Takase River makes it easy to access the new cultural axis. It is a wish, that the new campus integrates the surrounding town and interacts with the neighbors. By making a tall, compact programmed garden wall the small scale houses in the area can spread to the site like rocks in a Japanese garden. We call it "City Rock Garden".


NLP: Project responsible Partner/Project leader/Originator concept and design. Hands-on production.
JDP: Responsible for Tender/Communication. Team coordinator and facilitator. Hands-on production.
CC: Graphics designer, post-production.

In 2016, OP-partners Jennifer Dahm Petersen [JDP] and Niels Lund Petersen [NLP] entered NOVA5 as Associate Partners. In January 2018, they became formal Partners, Owners, Members of the Board and Everyday Leaders.

JDP, Communications Partner, was part of the acquisitions and new-bizz team. Besides coordinating and facilitating competition teams including idea-generation and feedback, she was responsible for communicating the company values and projects in media, presentations, lectures, conferences and workshops.

NLP, Creative Partner, was responsible for Competitions and New Development. Besides originating ideas, concepts and designs for new built projects, he was involved in several renewal projects and client consultancy. Among the winning schemes that NLP lead and originated are: New Elsinore Stadium, Dalby School, Havdrup Children's House.

Where JDP's/NLP's roles are not specified, the projects concerned were started/completed and carried out by staff or other partners and followed from the sidelines by JDP's/NLP in their partner period January 2016 to July 2019. Upon its relaunch October 2019, the OP team includes the following former NOVA5 people: Anders Dragheim, Founding Partner [AD], Christine Cato, Graphics Designer [CC], Kristine Lorenzen, Office Manager [KL], Peter Theibel, Business Developer [PT], Lotte Randeris, Project Leader [LR], Jon Frydenholm-Vad, Project Architect [JF]. Credited when relevant.