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Along the foyer a 100 meters long and 30 meters high glass facade has been erected. The facade is supported by diagonal cables, a feature that has not been seen previously. The facade can move up to 20 centimetres and resist even heavy storms.
Another challenging task is the so-called bird cage, a steel construction surrounding the concert hall. The bird cage is covered with cobalt blue canvas which serves as a screen on which live pictures and works of art are projected in the evening.
Since 2000, COWI has been the client consultant on the construction of DR Byen, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation's new multimedia house. As a result of structural changes, COWI has manned several key positions in the organization.
The concert hall consists of four halls with variable acoustics, which means that the reverberant sound can be regulated and adjusted to different ensembles and different kinds of music. COWI has assisted with formulating the demands for the reverberant sound.
The main concert hall has the shape of an amphitheatre, in which the audience are seated on all sides of the orchestra. Sound regulating curtains can be drawn in order to change the acoustics when the hall is used for rhythmical music.
Furthermore there are three smaller halls for production, rehearsals and concerts with DR's ensembles. In these halls, the reverberant sound can be adjusted with e.g. lots of doors that can be opened or shut, and sound regulating wall panels that can be turned in order to change the acoustics.
Marie Louise WorsøeVice President
Project Management Consultancy & Building Design, EastTel.: +45 5640 2551
Project management consultancy and outsourcing of Project Managers, Discipline Specialists and supervisors
The Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Approximately 30 construction contractors
Anders C. Gade (acoustics)
NirasNagata AcousticsDuck Sceno
Atelier Jean Nouvel