URBAN POWER designed the visionary project for the B&W student halls as a response to the public debate about student housing in Copenhagen.
The B&W halls have largely stood empty and decaying for decades, but became the venue of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, proving the building’s potential as an event space.
However the enormous construction is in need of renovation and insulation to be a viable performance venue year round. Coating the inside of the hall in a layer of small apartments for students, would effectively insulate the building, adding double functional value to the historical building.
With sufficient insulation against sound, the activity in the hall only adds vivacity and character to the living experience of the students of Copenhagen.
Read more about visionary residential architecture: Stejlepladsen, Grønttårnet