Pavilion for the Opera House in Copenhagen

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Pavilion for the Opera House in Copenhagen

Contemporary Danish Building – design by C. F. Møller Architects

23 Apr 2013

Pavilion for the Opera House

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Design: C. F. Møller Architects

Copenhagen Opera House Pavilion

With a new pavilion, the guests for the Opera House in Copenhagen and other visitors to Holmen will have a place of shelter while waiting by the water bus quay.

Opera House Pavilion

The Opera Pavilion is located at the quay just outside the Opera House in Copenhagen. The floating pavilion can accommodate 200 waiting persons, and the pavilion can be touched at by two water busses at the same time.

Opera House Pavilion

In its form, the building takes its cue from the existing semicircle of the jetty. The pavilion thus has the appearance of a seamless, circular geometrical shape which is open towards the jetty and on two sides, as well as towards the gangway pier.

Opera House Pavilion

The clear, simple expression is underlined in the facade structure, which consists of two strips of copper, between which runs a glass facade offering 360-degree visibility.

Opera House Pavilion

The roof, which is slightly sloping, is also clad in copper, and features an asymmetrically-positioned round skylight, which gives the building’s fifth facade a certain lightness. This was desirable, as the entire building can be seen from the Opera foyer.

Opera House Pavilion

Copper has been chosen to create an architectural link with the handsome, preserved control towers on the bridges of Knippelsbro, Langebro and Sjællandsbroen. Coppers ages beautifully and is resistant to the harsh harbour environment.

Opera House Pavilion

Marine-influenced materials and details can also be seen in the brass handrails, the detailing of the oak floors and ceilings, and the unusually shaped bench. In the evenings, the copper pavilion will be lit in a way which signals a festive atmosphere and receptiveness, both to the harbour environment and the Opera House.

Opera House Pavilion

The Opera Pavilion has been made possible by a donation from The A. P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation.

Opera House Pavilion

Pavilion for the Opera House – Building Information

Client: The A. P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation
Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
Engineer: Alectia A/S
Contractor: HSM Industri, Grenaa
Year: 2010-2011
Size: 110 m2
Photography: Julian Weyer

Opera House Pavilion

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