DR Byen (Danish TV)

DR Byen (Danish TV)

Architect
Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Location
Copenhagen, Denmark | View Map
Category
Offices
Thomas Schytt Poulsen

DR Byen (Danish TV)

Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects as Architects

The Danish Radio and Television Building DR Byen is situated in Orestad Nord, a large development area in Copenhagen. The design for DR Byen was selected through a series of international competitions. Vilhelm Lauritzen AS, which won the Master Plan competition, made the design for Section 1. Dissing+Weitling’s design was chosen for Section 2, Gottlieb & Paludan’s and Nobel’s design for Section 3, and the Jean Nouvel architectural firm’s design for Section 4 (concert hall).

photo_credit Thomas Schytt Poulsen
Thomas Schytt Poulsen
photo_credit Thomas Schytt Poulsen
Thomas Schytt Poulsen

The DR Byen master plan was inspired by the “casbah” concept of Middle Eastern cities. In this “casbah” where the four buildings designed by four different architects are situated, the buildings are linked by an inner street that is also designed to be the meeting place for DR Byen. Rising from the second to the sixth floor, the inner street creates a glass roofed communal area. This transparency allows for light, open and inviting spaces that dominate the entire complex.

photo_credit Thomas Schytt Poulsen
Thomas Schytt Poulsen

 

Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects: “The shiny glazed porcelain panels produced by VitrA reflect the sun on the façade, and surround the boxes on the inner street, forming an interior element.”

photo_credit Thomas Schytt Poulsen
Thomas Schytt Poulsen

Team:
Architects: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Photographers: Thomas Schytt Poulsen

photo_credit Thomas Schytt Poulsen
Thomas Schytt Poulsen

Materials used:

VitrA Customized Production Arkitekt tiles were preferred in the DR Byen.

photo_credit Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
photo_credit Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
photo_credit Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
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