The Music Plaza is a new cultural setting for music, events, cultural life and city life in general, located in Amager, Copenhagen, DK. The main idea has been to create a dynamic, flexible and open public space that welcomes all users and allows for various and diverse events - an urban arena where culture, creativity and city life can unfold. The project is designed based on existing institutions and activities in the area and has been developed through dialogues with the users, in order to create a successful and active public space.
The Music Plaza has been developed in different stages and consists of three elements:
A unifying floor with iconic graphic pavement that connects the existing buildings and creates new stages and amphitheaters at the plaza.
A pavilion over one of the stages that creates an outdoor covered event space and becomes a landmark of the Music Plaza.
And a transformation of the existing buildings that generates new connections between indoor and outdoor activities.
Latest, the pavilion was completed and inaugurated in May 2016 (image above). The pavilion has steel curtains, which makes it possible to create flexible rooms suitable for various functions and events at the plaza.
Public space and pavilion
Competition entry, First prize, On-going
Witraz, Niras, Dull Days (furniture)
Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge, Jakob Nørbjeg Madsen, Morgan Sebastian Helt Jacobsen, Sue Ann Tang, Lyndal Brown, Tina Lund Højgaard, Toni Rubio Soler, Rasmus Brønnum, Salva Quiles Palanca
How to create a plaza that connects existing events and buildings and creates space for new events of various kinds?
One floor that connects the existing buildings and activities of the area
An area surrounded with buildings with public facilities
Two lifts cover technical needs, creating two new amphitheaters
Three new stages: the scene, the living room and the plaza
The new pavement brings a new strong identity
A new sound in the city
A flexible urban arena that can be used for various and diverse events