In the late 1980es we were commisioned to develop a new theatre and concert hall complex for the Danish town of Esbjerg. After a period of political debate as to the location of this new structure, this new venue for the performing arts opened on time and under budget in 1997.
The venue is buildt to accommodate performances from the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen and other national theatres. It is a multi function venue. The seating can be retracted, to expose a flat floor space suitable for dancing and exhibitions. The ceiling elements can move so the volume of the venue can be adjusted. This allows concerts and theatrical performances to take place, each with appropriate acoustical properties.
The exterior of the building is clad with the same ceramic tiles as those used on the shells of the Sydney Opera House.
Country: Esbjerg, Denmark