Sports & Culture Centre / Dorte Mandrup + b&k brandlhuber & co

Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps + b&k brandlhuber & co
Location: Copenhagen,
Project Year: 2006
Project team: Dorte Mandrup, Anders Brink, Lars Lindeberg, Jesper Henriksson, Arno Brandlhuber, Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Jochen Kremer, Martin Kraushaar, Sarah Breidert
Client: Copenhagen Municipality / LOA(Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities)
Engineer: Jørgen Nielsen Rådgivende ingeniører A/S
Contractor: NH Hansen & Søn A/S
Photographs: Torben Eskerod and Michael Reisch


The schemes most pronounced feature is a large translucent membrane that stretches between the sports and culture centre arena, and the four characteristic end walls of the neighbouring public housing scheme.

The building´s structure is composed of steel and timber covered with opalescent panels with a low U-value. This translucent cover offers excellent daylight conditions and at night the structure appears as a glowing crystal. The building will be used for a variety of daily sport and cultural activities such as concerts and theatre performances. The dynamic landscape inside allows for various activities to take place on different levels in visual contact with each other.

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