Valencia’s triple high hall is a unique space in the dense neighborhood of Vesterbro. The large beautiful room with the continous skylight is positioned as a detached building behind the front building. The hall is connected to the lobby through the fairy tale garden that stages the spatial shift. The hall is the project’s central space and provides a framework for Danish Lawyers’ course and conference activities. A large-scale furniture is located in the hall, which contains both the vertical relationship between basement, ground floor and first floor and a floating meeting box located in a visual open connection with the chamber.
The existing walls of the hall have been maintained and renovated as gently as possible. The new furniture is covered with special aluminum profiles in front of an acoustic damping textile. The floors and ceiling of the hall is designed as neutral as possible in concrete and acoustic plaster. Inside the new furniture all surfaces are painted yellow to highlight the new spaciousness and create a readable spatial hierarchy.
The back house offers smaller room units that are used in addition to the hall’s function, as meeting and common areas, cafeteria and kitchen.
Architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Main contract: Jönsson A/S
Engineers: Jørgen Nielsen advising engineers (Constructions), JJ Byg (Installations)
Landscape: DMA & 1:1 Landskab
Area: 2,420 sqm
Completion: July 2014