The aim was to bring Valencia back into the consciousness of the Copenhagener.
Valencia was built in 1861 and has a long history in the Copenhagen entertainment industry.
The original dance pavilion Valencia was built in 1861 and designed by H.S. Stilling. It has a long history in the Copenhagen entertainment industry and has witnessed the rapid growth of the neighborhood as the Copenhagen Ramparts were released in late 1800. At first-hand, it has felt the city's explosive growth as a detached dance pavilion in 1889, slowly enclosed by the buildings around them. Before the transformation the hall stood unnoticed.
The intention of the project was to expose the building so that the unique spatial qualities were clarified, the visual connections and the spatial flow enhanced, and the individual rooms cleaned for unsetteled architectural additions.
The existing buildings consists of three different building typologies; The block-housing (front building), the assembly-hall, and the rear building, which used synergistically offers a large range of applications.
Valencia's triple high hall is a unique space in the dense neighbourhood of Vesterbro. The large beautiful room with the continuous 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 new furniture is covered with special aluminum profiles in front of an acoustic damping textile.
Inside the new furniture all surfaces are painted yellow to highlight the new spaciousness and create a readable spatial hierarchy.
The existing walls of the hall have been maintained and renovated as gently as possible. The floors and ceiling is designed as neutral as possible in concrete and acoustic plaster.