New auditorium at Aalborg University
Danish Building & Property Agency
C.F. Møller Architects
The rounded curves and asymmetry of the building, make the auditorium complex a key element on the campus, which is a context made up of angular and rectangular buildings. The auditorium has warm, golden façades imprinted with a graphic design triggered by the letters AAU AUD, an abbreviation for Aalborg University Auditorium, signalling the building's status as the university's flagship.
Unbroken expanses of glass along the length of the building open it up, making indoor activities – including the heart of the building, the auditorium itself, the entrance and the foyer – visible from the outside. The open structure is designed to help make the public inquisitive about the building and the events held there.
There are two entrances, one on each side of the expansive open foyer on the ground floor, which has a café and space to stage large events. The focal point of the interior of the building is the main auditorium which is encircled by a upward moving spiral of stairs and balconies, from which a multitude of activities in the complex can be perceived. In addition to the foyer and main auditorium, the building contains a number of smaller lecture halls and classrooms.