DR Koncerthuset


Ørestads Boulevard 13, 2300 Copenhagen


Sundday 10-17


  • Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
  • Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
  • Level access to outdoor areas
  • Lift
  • Accessible restroom
  • Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
  • Chairs or benches to rest on
  • Possible to eat / drink
  • Disabled parking
  • Teleloop
  • Member of Solsikkesnoren
  • Member of God adgang

The architect behind DR Koncerthuset envisioned the building as a meteor hitting Ørestad and bringing life to the district. Drop by and see with your own eyes the giant blue block of ice when DR Koncerthuset opens its doors for Open House.

Jean Nouvel found inspiration for DR Koncerthuset in Danish author Peter Høeg’s novel, Smilla’s Sense of Snow, and therefore designed the concert hall in the shape of a meteor landing in a block of blue ice. The transparency of the blue exterior is achieved by means of countless little holes, providing a sense of the structure of the building inside.

Architecture from a Different World

You will have plenty of opportunity to explore this impressive building when Open House invites you to look inside DR Koncerthuset. Step inside the “meteor” and admire the impressive work – acoustic, architectural and functional –created by Jean Nouvel.The French architect set out to build a contemporary interpretation of the grand cathedrals of previous centuries. Furthermore, he was fascinated by Radiohuset in Frederiksberg, designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen in the 1930s, and found inspiration for the colors and materials there.

Experience the Acoustics

When DR Koncerthuset opens its doors during Open House, you will get a chance to visit the meteor’s four auditoriums and see (and possibly even hear) the flexible acoustic solutions utilized in the building.The main auditorium, the Concert Hall is designed as an amphitheater with the stage in the middle surrounded by the audience on staggered podiums. Studio 2 has been given a raw look with walls clad in birch wood and decorated with portraits of 38 prominent musicians from many different genres. Studio 3 features black walls covered with hatches that can be opened to adjust the acoustics. And the deep-red Studio 4 is fitted with triangular wall panels of felt that can be rotated to achieve the desired acoustic effect.