DR BYEN, MULTIMEDIA HOUSE, COPENHAGEN
VLA won the international master plan competition for The Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s new multimedia house in Orestad, Copenhagen.
The source of inspiration is a middle-eastern “Kasbah” which is a form of “town within a town” with a mix of covered squares and streets, businesses and workshops. Each area has its own identity, its own personality. DR Byen comprises four segments – four buildings with each its own characteristics. Separate architecture competitions have been held for segments 2, 3 and 4 to achieve a variation in the architectural expression. The four segments are linked together by The Inner Street which will be DR Byen’s meeting place. Segment 1 contains 3 studio blocks, open and light editing rooms as well as production facilities and audience foyer.