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Week 14 Report | August 22nd – 28th by t.devlin
August 26, 2010, 11:11 am
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

No, this is not an IKEA building!  As an entry in the encyclopedia of Universal Design elements I am producing, I have produced this mixed media collage of the DR Byen Concert Hall.  The DR Concert Hall is part of the University of Copenhagen  campus in Ørestad North.  The context of the hall is very unique as it is located where Ørestad City, Copenhagen, and the residential suburbs of Amager intersect.  The hall is a landmark of the area due it the unique form it takes, and is highly visible from the M1 Metro line that passes the hall and from many more areas.  Located on the island of Amager, DR Concert Hall is an anchor of North Ørestad.  The location of the hall is accessible by metro, vehicle, bus, bicycle, and on foot.  The DR Concert Hall is a venue for all genres of music and a critical way finding element for the surrounding area.  The distinctive blue color and geometric from contrasts all other architecture in the area, and is frequently used by many as a tool for orientation.  With concerts open to the community, the University is able to engage the public.  At night, the blue facades serve as large scale projection screens, reflecting the events of the inside on to the exterior.  Every seat on the inside of the hall has been tested by recording equipment for it’s acoustic ability.    Day or night, the DR Concert Hall is visible from many locations in the surrounding area making it a critical way finding.   To read Tim Devlin’s full week 14 report, CLICK HERE


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