ILLUM department store

1+1=1 architects as Architects

Fresh redesign of ground floor, contemporary atrium and impressive dome for ILLUM, department store located in Copenhagen city centre. The project is driven by the ambition to make ILLUM into the shopping destination of the Scandinavian Countries. The material used are mainly natural as they give a warm and distinctive touch to the overall space. By walking into the store, the visitor is welcomed by a clear visual order and by a serene atmosphere. The floor finish of the overall ground floor is Dreamwhite stone. This choice is driven by the intention of providing a neutral continuous base to the variety of retail activities that are populating the space. In addition, each macro area is identified by its own specific material. Calacatta Vagli Oro stone is cladding the walls of the accessorize zone and Red Jasper stone has been chosen for the wall cladding of the jewellery zone. The heart of the project is the contemporary atrium and its dome made of one material only. Beech wood is wrapping the floor edge, the escalators and it is spanning in one stroke along the 30x19m dome continuously perforated by thin square holes allowing the sun light to go through in a subtle way.

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