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Aarhus Concert Hall Extension : Architecture

Ny Arkitektur Århus, Jylland, Danmark – design by Kjær & Richter; renewal by C. F. Møller Architects

14 Apr 2008

Aarhus Concert Hall

Location: Jutland, Denmark

Architects: Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

Building images, April 2008:

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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 1,300, 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.

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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 carefully designed to produce the best acoustics; the model for its proportions is the Golden Hall in the Musikverein, Vienna, which is optimum for orchestral music.

The colours in the Hall are Nordic: light ash wood, grey acoustic panels and black seating. As a contrast, the inner walls are painted red, and when the acoustic panels are adjusted, the same red colour can be seen as a background.

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Danish Music Venue Building information from Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller Apr08

Aarhus Concert Hall – Building Information

Client: Municipality of Aarhus, The Concert Hall Aarhus, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus and the Filuren Theatre

Construction: A. Enggaard A/S
Engineering: Søren Jensen A/S
Artist: Ingvar Cronhammar
Collaborators: COWI/ARTEC (acoustics)

Address: Århus, Denmark
Size: 17,400 sqm
Competition year: 2005
Year: 2005-07
Prizes: 2005 – 1st prize in architectural competition
References:
Byggeplads Danmark, nr. 7, side 44-50
Byggeri nr. 7
De Farver, nr. 56, side 18-25
Byggeri + Arkitektur nr. 8, side 22-23
Byggeri, nr. 8, side 36

Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

Location: Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark

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