DR Concert Hall

Emil Holms Kanal 20, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark

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Opened in 2009 and adding a dramatic new shape to the city’s skyline, the DR Concert Hall was designed by Pritzker Prize–winning, French architect Jean Nouvel. Part of the ambitious DR Town, a multi-use complex, the concert hall now serves as the home of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. An innovative structure, the building is complete with serious technology—the exterior is clad in huge blue screens that can be used to project visual content.

Nouvel has said about this ground-breaking structure: “The idea after was to create a kind of question, ‘What is this building?’ When you see the building during the day you have a kind of feeling for what is behind the screen, but not really, and it changes a lot with the light. When the sun is lower you see the skyline of the building inside and the framing of the glass facade behind the screen. It is a paradox between a very simple building, and you feel that inside, but you don’t really know what is there, only that it is complex. So it is this relationship between simplicity and complexity that is the base of the design.”

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