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The Concert Hall Aarhus / C.F. Møller Architects

  • 10:00 - 12 July, 2019
  • Curated by Martita Vial
The Concert Hall Aarhus / C.F. Møller Architects
The Concert Hall Aarhus / C.F. Møller Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Julian Weyer © Jørgen True © Adam Mørk © Julian Weyer + 35

  • Landscape

    C. F. Møller Architects
  • Engineer

    Søren Jensen A/S
  • Acoustics

    COWI/ARTEC
  • Artists

    Ingvar Cronhammar, Iben West
  • Contractor

    A. Enggaard A/S
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© Julian Weyer
© Julian Weyer

Text description provided by the architects. The Concert Hall, Aarhus was originally designed by Kjær & Richter, and was inaugurated in 1982. With its new extension the Concert Hall 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.

© Jørgen True
© Jørgen True

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 care-fully designed to produce the best acoustics; the model for its proportions is the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, Vienna, which is optimum for orchestral music. Despite its world-class performance, the hall was built with modest means, using mainly prefabricated
concrete panels.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

The colours in the Hall are Nordic: light ash wood, silver-grey concrete panels and black seating. The acoustic panels are clad in red fabric, and have both an acoustic and an architectural function: the powerful red colour means the panels can clearly be seen when they are extended and thereby adapted to the music, and in this way, they help to say something about the music’s intensity.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

C. F. Møller Design has been responsible for a new reception, furniture design for the lobby area, the construction of new kitchen and canteen with a bespoke buffet design, and general signage. The furnishing includes the especially developed Buco lobby series, with benches and foyer tables with a distinct cutout that allows the architecture stand out, and accommodates handbags etc.

Ground floor existing
Ground floor existing

Everything is the same material and color scheme, simple and bright with the use of white composite materials to create an architectural coherence and contrast to the characteristic yellow brick walls and artist Ingvar Cronhammer’s distinctive contribution to the building, including 17 large LED chandeliers and a red laser-illuminated water feature.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Capacities of the Aarhus Concert Hall: Foyer stage: 800 standing, Cafés stage: 125 seated, Great Hall: 1588 seated, Small, Hall: 319 seated, Filuren theatre: 150 seated, Symphonic Hall: 1178 seated, Rhythmic Music Hall: 1000 standing or 473 seated, Chamber Music Hall: 100 seated. In addition to this there are a number of smaller rooms, and an exterior Amphitheatre with a capacity of up to 4000 seated spectators.

© Julian Weyer
© Julian Weyer

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Cite: "The Concert Hall Aarhus / C.F. Møller Architects" 12 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/920654/the-concert-hall-aarhus-cf-moller-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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