The Globe transformed into a modern arena
The Globe was inaugurated in 1989 and was designed by Berg Arkitektkontor, which has been part of C.F. Møller Architects since 2007. With a diameter of 110 metres and a roof of 85 metres, the arena is the world's largest globe-shaped building and today is also a listed building. It has hosted both ice hockey finals and the Eurovision Song Contest, and the record for attendance is held by Metallica, who had 16,531 concertgoers in 2009.
Under the proposal, to be presented to the city council for a decision in spring 2022, The Globe's stadium space will be developed to offer a quality experience regardless of the type of event and audience size. The unique spherical feel will remain for events that fit that environment, and for more intimate events the arena space will be able to be scaled down. The grandstand at the top under the roof will be demolished and replaced by modern boxes and event spaces, creating a closer proximity to the arena floor, as well as a better visual experience and proximity to the performance. The redevelopment is due to be completed in spring 2025 and the first major event to be welcomed to the stadium will be the men's ice hockey World Cup.
The concept for the modernisation of the arena space has been developed by HOK, which together with Legends and Schlaich Bergermann Partner has been commissioned by SGAF. In the project, C.F. Møller Architects is assisting with its expertise and knowledge of the unique building as client support to SGAF, and in the design as local architect for HOK.
In addition to The Globe, C.F. Møller is also the architect behind Friends Arena in Stockholm, Parken in Copenhagen, Bislett Stadion in Oslo, Eleda Stadium in Malmö and Randers Stadium in Denmark. The latter two are smaller football stadiums that focus on the football experience.