Archinect - News 2017-05-27T13:55:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149999708/first-theater-to-be-built-outside-of-copenhagen-in-over-a-century-opens-in-denmark First theater to be built outside of Copenhagen in over a century opens in Denmark Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-27T15:03:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T15:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxjw6blip41g8wet.jpg" width="650" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One of the oldest towns in Denmark, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hj%C3%B8rring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hj&oslash;rring</a>, has just received a brand <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86832130/schmidt-hammer-lassen-to-design-vendsyssel-theater-and-experience-center-in-hj-rring-denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new theater</a>&nbsp;- the first to be built outside the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in over a century. Designed by the democratic architecture practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects</a>, the 4,200 m2 cultural facility hosts a Music hall, Black Box, Rehearsal hall and 430-seat flexible hall including an &ldquo;in-the-round&rdquo; theater. As a multifunctional complex, the building also houses offices, a spacious lobby area, a caf&eacute; and backstage area with workshop and dressing rooms. The small town with a population of 25,000 has been growing in recent years and the architects are hoping the new Vendsyssel Theater will become a dynamo for the entire region&rsquo;s cultural life. &nbsp;This wish is already shaping up to be true as the theater premiered to an entirely sold out season.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zy/zy7y9uunq421rc4o.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects: </strong></p><p><em>The building appears as a composition of cubic blocks. The warm rusty red corten steel facades correspond with its surroundings during the day, ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86832130/schmidt-hammer-lassen-to-design-vendsyssel-theater-and-experience-center-in-hj-rring-denmark schmidt hammer lassen to design Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center in Hjørring, Denmark Justine Testado 2013-11-18T12:56:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T13:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iv/iv638z8msn3grwl4.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>schmidt hammer lassen architects recently announced winning the competition to design the Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center, a 4,200 m2 culture facility to be built in Hj&oslash;rring, Denmark. Along with the Danish firm, the winning interdisciplinary team included Arkitektfirmaet Finn &Oslash;stergaard, Brix &amp; Kamp, ALECTIA, Gade &amp; Mortensen Akustik, AIX Arkitekter, Filippa Berglund scenography, and LIW Planning.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zc2d4kp3f85k1gct.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rnk700oiatcp9qpn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfkqb2hj9syf75en.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects.</em></p>