When Jean Nouvel was designing DR Koncerthuset, he proposed to materialize the context by creating an exceptional urban building respecting the planned layout of the site. He said it will be a volume, a mysterious parallelepiped that changes under the light of day and night whose interior can only be guessed at. At night the volume will come alive with images, colors, and lights expressing the life going on inside. He also wanted an interior street lined with shops follows the path of the urban canal; a restaurant and bar spill into it. It is a world of contrasts and surprises, a labyrinth, an interior landscape. The abstract is invaded by the figurative; the permanent is complemented by the ephemeral. The architecture asserts itself through details – doors, lighting, ceilings, and staircases – a testimony of respect for the buildings’ visitors, concertgoers, and artists.
Information provided in part by: Jean Nouvel