Folkets Hus - VEGA

In the beginning of the fifties, Vilhelm Lauritzen draw and designed the People’s House for the Employee’s Association. The construction of the house began in 1953 and completed in 1956.

The house contains a big and a small hall with facilities for both theater performances and movie display as well as banqueting room and kitchen. On the outside the house is decorated with a three floor tall façade (RELIEF) by the artist Dan Sterup-Hansen.

Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Nordic architecture together with the great art piece on the façade makes the building a landmark for the neighborhood around Enghavevej in Copenhagen.

When the Employee’s Association moved out, the house was left empty for a few years. After a massive restoration in 1996 the house re-opened as VEGA – The House of Music.

Just like two others of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s buildings; The Radio House on Rosenørns Allé and the airport terminal from 1939 ; the house is protected as one of the youngest buildings in Denmark.

Client
Arbejdernes Fællesorganisation (The Employee's Association)
Collaborators
Birch & Krogboe, Rambøll, Hannemann
Location
Enghavevej 40, 1674 Copenhagen V, Denmark
Status
Realized in 1956 + 1996
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