The Crystal – Sport and Culture House

The Crystal – Sport and Culture House

Dorte Mandrup

b&k+ brandlhuber & co.
Holmbladsgade 71, 2300 København S, Denmark | View Map
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Sports Centres

Cultural Centres
Michael Reisch

The Crystal – Sport and Culture House

Dorte Mandrup as Architects

Nicknamed “The Crystal” because of its semi-translucent “skin” made out of polycarbonate that allows for the inner light to escape into the dark Copenhagen night, The Crystal has become somewhat of a local landmark. Flexibility and coherency are other keywords regarding The Crystal. The inner landscape is painted green, which creates a coherency that allows the various areas of the facility to seem visually and spatially connected – even when they are apart or on different levels. The building’s steel and timber structure is covered with opalescent polycarbonate panels with a low U-value. This translucent cover offers excellent daylight conditions.

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