07JUN 2012

The Copenhagen Arena / 3XN

Posted in Architecture - Cultural by FORMAKERS | Tags: Copenaghen, Denmark

A team of 3XN, HKS Architects, Arup, ME Engineers and Planit has won the design competition for the new Copenhagen Arena, which will be situated in the Ørestad-area a short metro ride from the city center of Denmark’s capital.

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State of the Art Copenhagen Arena will attract thousands of people to Copenhagen and contribute to the overall economy.

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Hence, the Arena must function as a state of the art and flexible venue offering spectators a unique world class experience. Moreover, a building of this size affects the community next to it, and therefore the design needs to include features which add value to the surrounding neighborhood.

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Links to the surroundings Central to the design is a unique podium acting as a link to the adjoining neighborhood.

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This feature is designed to effectively absorb the movement of spectators through a variety of small plazas, pockets and gathering areas which have been carved from the podium’s perimeter.

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It simultaneously encourages the community to embrace the variety of public spaces, staircase and adjacencies which promote activity and liveliness when the building is not in use. “Dancing Façade” The wave-like semi-transparent facade that seemingly ‘dances’ above the surrounding podium allows people on the outside to enjoy glimpses of the activities within.

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The wavelike movements lift up slightly above the natural entry points of the Arena making way-finding easy and logical.

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The terracotta fins constituting the facade add warmth and texture to the building; giving the Arena a light and elegant expression.

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Copenhagen Arena will have a capacity between 12,500 and 15,000 depending on the type of activities being carried through. It is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

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Arena CPHX P/S

Design team:
Architect: 3XN (Head of Team & Design) & HKS (Arena Specialist)

Engineer: Arup and ME Engineers

Landscape: Planit

3XN team:
Kim Herforth Nielsen, Jan Ammundsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Peter Feltendal, Audun Opdal, Maria Tcakova, Jack Renteria, Robin Vind Christiansen, Dennis Carlsson, Bodil Nordstrøm, Lene Borre Christensen, Johan Stoustrup, Arendse Emilie Agger, Christoffer Brøchmann.



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