Musikkens Hus

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Musikkens Hus
Musikkens Hus - logo.JPG
General information
TypeConcert hall
Architectural styleDeconstructivism
LocationMusikkens Plads, Aalborg
Coordinates57°2′52″N 9°55′59″E / 57.04778°N 9.93306°E / 57.04778; 9.93306Coordinates: 57°2′52″N 9°55′59″E / 57.04778°N 9.93306°E / 57.04778; 9.93306
Current tenants
Construction started31 May 2010
CompletedEducation: 2013; Concerts: 2014
Opened28 March 2014; 5 years ago (28 March 2014)
Cost704 million DKK
ClientFoundation for Musikkens Hus in Northern Jutland
OwnerFoundation for House of Music in Northern Jutland
Height30 metres (98 ft)
Technical details
Structural systemConcrete frame
Design and construction
ArchitectCoop Himmelb(l)au
Other information
Seating capacity
  • Foyer 2,150
  • Concert Hall 1,293
  • Intime Hall 300
  • Classic Hall 200
  • Rhythmic Hall 200
  • Total 4,143

Musikkens Hus (House of Music) is a venue in Aalborg, Denmark. It is located at Musikkens Plads (Music Square) by the Limfjord in the new cultural center area of the city. Opened in March 2014, the building contains a concert hall[1] and practice rooms[2] for the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and The Royal Academy of Music.[3] Additional tenants include Orchestra Norden, as well as two of Aalborg University's fine arts divisions, Institute of Music and Danish JazzCenter.[4]

The building features a solar-passive design[5] and faces the riverfront. The educational rooms are constructed in a U shape around the central concert hall.[6]


After an international architecture competition, Coop Himmelb(l)au was selected to design the structure.[7] Construction began in July 2010. The administrative offices moved into the building in July 2013. A new-nordic restaurant called Musikkens Spisehus (the Music's Eating House) also opened in 2013 in a section of the building with a view to Limfjord.[8]

The official opening of the concert hall took place March 29, 2014,[9] and was attended by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.[10] On 27 September 2014, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark presented the Crown Prince Couple's Awards in the hall.[11]


The foundation is today the owner of Musikkens Hus and is therefore renting the facilities out to these:

  • Aalborg Symphony Orchestra has its administration, practice rooms, and concerts in the halls.
  • Aalborg University has its music education and research, and their department Danish JazzCenter is also located, in Musikkens Hus.
  • Orkester Norden has its administration, practice rooms, and concerts in the halls.
  • Royal Academy of Music has its education department and concert facilities in the building.


Musikkens Hus contains four halls and a number of practice rooms etc.:

  • The Concert Hall (or the Main Hall) seats 1,298 people
  • The Minor Hall seats 300 people
  • The Rhythmic Hall seats 200 people
  • The Classical Hall seats 200 people
  • The Foyer handles 2,150 people for receptions etc.
  • Musikkens Spisehus is the restaurant of Musikkens Hus and is located out to the Limfjord in two floors[12]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "House of Music in Aalborg". e-Architect.
  2. ^ " "House Of Music Aalborg, Denmark". Architectural Digest.
  3. ^ "The Opening". MusikkenHus. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "House of Music: Denmark's Solar Powered Symphony Hall" by Bridgette Meinhold, Inhabit, 10/28/09
  6. ^ "COOP HIMMELB(L)AU - House of Music – Aalborg Denmark ". Floor Nature.
  7. ^ "House of Music Coop Himmelb(l)au". ArcSpace. September 8, 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  8. ^
  9. ^ "house of music by coop himmelb(l)au opens in aalborg". Designboom.
  10. ^ "Coop Himmelb(l)au and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrate House of Music opening". World Architecture.
  11. ^ "Kronprinsparrets Priser" (in Danish). Bikubenfonden. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  12. ^

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