NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK - FacadeNOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK - Image 3 of 20NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK - Image 4 of 20NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK - Image 5 of 20+ 20

  • Engineer : Kristian Rahbæk
  • Client Advisor : Nikolaj Thymark
  • Budget : 36 mio DKK
  • Architect : Michael W. Laungaard
  • Client : HF-Centre Efterslægten
  • City : Copenhagen
  • Country : Denmark
More SpecsLess Specs

NOBIS is latin for ”for us”.

The project was to construct an indoor sports arena in an already existing urban environment. The challenge was to find the right architectural connection and identity between the existing structures and the new building.

NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK - Image 4 of 20
© Henrik Dons Christensen

The functions of the new building, its dance hall, gym and lecture halls were different from that of the existing buildings and finding the right balance became a key priority. The new indoor arena is pressed into the landscape and solidly grounded in order to ensure that the structure is kept on the same horizontal level as the existing structures.

NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK - Chair
© Henrik Dons Christensen
NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK - Windows, Facade
© Henrik Dons Christensen

Pockets of light and air have been constructed to underline the different levels and dimensions of the surrounding landscape and the creation of layers in the façade to the Northwest is constructed in order to connect the exterior with the interior of the building. NOBIS’ façade reveals an inner secret, an inner structure and a layered structure to form an arena that serve as the surrounding structure for the game on the pitch.


The layered construction of the faced is made up of ‘translucent polycarbons and expanded metal that has a shading effect. The choice of materials ensures that the light in the arena is always changing and somewhat diffuse.

NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK - Facade, Windows
© Henrik Dons Christensen

The arena has a uniformed façade that leaves a different visual impression depending on the amount of light both inside and outside. On the backside of the Northwest end of the façade the columns and beams are revealed. The Arena is a place made for ‘combat’ – for physical challenges and heated matches – set within raw and bare columns.

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Copenhagen, Denmark

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK" 03 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Henrik Dons Christensen

丹麦通透的 NOBIS 运动中心 / LAARK

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.