The Concert Hall Aarhus, extension
Municipality of Aarhus
1st prize in competition. 2005
With its new extension the Concert Hall Aarhus has doubled in size, and now encompasses a wide range of functions that turn the total complex into a unique concert and educational institution of international standard.
The extension includes a Symphonic Hall with sublime acoustics and room for an audience of 1,200, a Rhythmic Music Hall, a Chamber Music Hall, and premises for the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Filuren children's theatre ensemble and the Danish National Opera.
The Symphonic Hall is specially built for symphonic music, and functions in itself like a giant instrument, the sound of which can be adjusted by moving walls, carpeting and acoustic panels. The Hall's internal dimensions are carefully designed to produce the best acoustics; the model for its proportions is the Golden Hall in the Musikverein, Vienna, which is optimum for orchestral music.
The colours in the Hall are Nordic: light ash wood, grey acoustic panels and black seating. As a contrast, the inner walls are painted red, and when the acoustic panels are adjusted, the same red colour can be seen as a background.
The original adjacent Concert Hall was designed by Kjær & Richter, and was inaugurated in 1982.
A. Enggaard A/S (turnkey contractor)
Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma A/S
C.F. Møller Landscape
Ingvar Cronhammar, Iben West
Acoustics: COWI and Artec Consultants Inc
- 1st prize in competition. 2005
- 2013 Cutting Edge #8, p.22-33
- 2013 Creative Diagram in Architecture, p.18
- 2013 To Enjoy to listen, p. 192-199
- 2013 Aarhus | Arkitektur, Turbine, p. 130-147
- 2012 Audiovisual Communication p. 306-315
- 2012 Forms and meanings, The World's latest top cultural architectures p. 214 - 221
- 2011 Cultural Architectural Space, p. 92-101
- 2008 Byggeri + Arkitektur #24, p. 46-47
- 2008 Århus fra oven,p. 60-61
- 2007 Byggeplads Danmark, #7, p. 44-50
- 2007 Byggeri #7
- 2007 De Farver #56, p. 18-25
- 2005 Byggeri #8, p. 36
- 2005 Byggeri + Arkitektur #8, p. 22-23