B&W Hallerne

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B&W Hallerne
B&W Hallerne 2014-04-27 3.jpg
B&W Hallerne in April 2014
Full name Burmeister & Wain Halls
Location Refshaleøen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Built 1960s[1]
Renovated 2011
Owner Burmeister & Wain (until 1996)
Refshaleøen's Property Company (1996-present)[1]
Capacity 10,000
Tenants
Eurovision Song Contest 2014

B&W Hallerne (English: B&W Halls) is a former industrial complex located on the island of Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Built in the early 1960s by Burmeister & Wain, the complex consists of two large halls which were used to build ships until 1996.[1] Currently the facilities are used for culture and entertainment activities.[2]

On 2 September 2013, Danish public broadcaster DR announced that it had chosen B&W Hallerne as the host venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[3] The contest was held at the Section Hall 2, which was converted into a music venue with a capacity for 10,000 spectators. The surrounding buildings and areas were transformed into 'Eurovision Island' which was used for additional services related to the contest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "B&W Hallerne - From industrial stronghold to Eurovision venue". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Goos, Sebastian. "Sharing Copenhagen with the World 2014". Wonderful Copenhagen (in Danish). Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Copenhagen announced as host city of Eurovision 2014". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
Preceded by
Malmö Arena
Malmö
Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

2014
Succeeded by
TBD


Coordinates: 55°41′35″N 12°37′0″E / 55.69306°N 12.61667°E / 55.69306; 12.61667