The Royal Playhouse Copenhagen: Nye Playhouse

The Royal Playhouse Copenhagen, Architect, Photos, Architecture, Info, Images

Det Nye Playhouse i København

Contemporary Danish Building – design by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

7 Jul 2008

The Royal Playhouse Copenhagen

Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

RIBA European Award 2008

Dansk Arkitektur :

Royal Playhouse Copenhagen The Royal Playhouse
photographs : Jens Lindhe
Awards:

Capitol City Beautification Diploma 2007
The Danish light Award 2008
RIBA European Award 2008

The new Royal Danish Playhouse is an effective ‘theatre-machine’ that takes form as a pronounced, yet respectful completion of the surrounding city.

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photos © Adrian Welch

The building consists of three compositional elements:

The oak-clad promenade, a public walk floating on thin columns over the water, gives access to the foyer with its panoramic views of the harbour and historic skyline.

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photos © Adrian Welch

The scene building, containing the auditorium and three scenes, echoes the material character of the harbour front with rustic brickwork and copper-clad tower.

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photos © Adrian Welch

The expansive and unifying roof level contains personnel facilities and gives spectacular views in all directions through varying nuances of green glass.

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photos © Adrian Welch

The dark, elongated brick used throughout the building is, like the red chairs of the auditorium, specially designed and developed for playhouse by the office.

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photos © Adrian Welch

Det Nye Playhouse i København – Building Information

The new Royal Theatre – Skuespilhuset
Competition: 2002 – 1st prize
Construction period: 2004-2007
Client: The Danish Ministry of Culture
Consultant: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
Engineer: COWI A/S
Acoustics: Bo Mortensen
Builder: E. Pihl & Søn A/S
Area: 21.000 m2 / 225,750 ft2
Address: Sankt Annæ Plads 36, Copenhagen K

The Royal Playhouse Copenhagen
image : Lundgaard & Tranberg


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