The venue will be shared between two of the most beautiful buildings in Copenhagen; DR Koncerthuset (Danish Broadcast Concert Hall) and the IT University of Copenhagen. They are both newly built architectural landmarks nearby each other, and they offer unique opportunities as a frame for the conference.
Danish Broadcast Concert Hall
The Concert Hall will host the opening of the conference, the opening reception and all plenary meetings. Designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, the Concert Hallis a house of contrasts. Matte grey concrete walls play up to floors of bright steel, and from the glass roof in the spacious foyer, you can catch a glimpse of the stars.
Inside the Concert Hall you will be met by warm colours and an environment made almost entirely of wood. The tiered structure of the Concert Hall with terraces and balconies engenders an atmosphere of intimacy for the audience, no matter whether the number of guests is 400 or 1,800.
The acoustics of the Concert Hall are world-class. The architect worked closely together with the Japanese acoustic specialist Yasuhisa Toyota, and each of the four halls have variable acoustics that can be tailored to a given ensemble or musical genre.
Within 100 meters of the Concert Hall is the IT University where all other sessions, workshops and meetings will take place during the conference. This venue also hosts the Media Centre. The IT University is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to the digital world, by providing contemporary study programmes and research at the highest academic level. The IT University is designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen, who also designed the Copenhagen Opera House. The building’s interior is arranged around a large central atrium with a number of group and meeting rooms designed as corbelled boxes, giving the visual impression of large extracted drawers of various sizes.