Royal Danish Playhouse, Denmark
Architect: Lundgaard & Tranberg
Client: The Danish Royal Theater
The Royal Danish Playhouse is an effective ‘theatre-machine’ that takes form as a pronounced, yet respectful completion of the surrounding city.
The building consists of three compositional elements:
The oak-clad promenade, a public walk floating on thin columns over the water, gives access to the foyer with its panoramic views of the harbor and historic skyline.
The scene building, containing the auditorium and three scenes, echoes the material character of the harbor front with rustic brickwork and copper-clad tower. The expansive and unifying roof level contains personnel facilities and gives spectacular views in all directions through varying nuances of green glass.