Danish Radio Koncerthuset

  • LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
  • Completion2008
  • ClientDR BYEN
  • ArchitectAteliers Jean Nouvel
  • EngineerTerrell Group

The the Danish Radio Byen (DR Town) Koncerthuset or Concert Hall in Copenhagen, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, houses the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR. The concert complex consists of four halls with the main auditorium seating 1,800 people. It is the home of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and includes three recording studios with variable acoustics. The Queen of Denmark inaugurated the venue on January 17, 2009. Waagner Biro Steel and Glass designed and built the 4,000m² cable net façade and a 500m² glass roof. The glass facade impresses concert goers with of its high transparency and minimal structure which allow for unobstructed views over the canal. The insulated glazed units are fixed in place by bespoke cast steel nodes which are located at the diagonal crossing points of the steel cables. The steel cables (22mm diameter) are fixed to a primary steel structure and are highly pre-tensioned in order to minimize the deflections within the entire structure.