Hal C
  • Thumbnails
  • Fullscreen
  • Go to text

Christianshavn Sports Centre

Red reflections

“The red facade and the tight and calm exterior gather the hall. The shutters are a strong architectural feature that refers to Holmen's history, and Hal C is innovative in terms of its function. The architects have been aware of and succeeded in handling the detail of the interior, which you normally don’t see in a sports hall. The local community has been given more than just a sports hall - they have been given a modern assembly hall and a unique urban space.” -

The jury’s description of the project.

Situated by the canal at Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Christianshavn Sports Centre is a multi-purpose hall for Christianshavn Gymnasium, sports clubs, schools and community associations in the local area. The sports centre architecture draws references to the numerous historical buildings and boathouses in the area by having a red-painted wooden façade. The large vertical shutter-doors along the outer walls provide screening from the sun and create a perfect spot for taking a break along the canal. Inside, the hall offers a clear-cut, light and spacious setting for a wealth of activities. The double-height foyer houses a café area, offices and other functions, while the activities taking place in the hall can be viewed through a glass wall. Changing rooms, fitness area and meeting rooms resemble stacked boxes featuring different finishes such as raw concrete, plywood and black-painted wood. On the first floor, a multi-room with mirrors is placed adjacent to an open fitness area, the floor also has a large, open meeting room which offers views all the way to the Royal Danish Theater’s Playhouse. Along the canal, the wooden seats from inside the hall continues as public seating plateaus, where passing kayakers can take a rest.

Sustainable ambitions in the sports centre architecture

In the project we have worked with issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the project was not designed to address the global goals, as it was created before the goals were adopted by the UN. We have worked with issues related to: SDG 3: Good Health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.

Copenhagen Municipality
2450 m²
Copenhagen, DK
1:1 Landscape, Rambøll
Adam Mørk, Torben Eskerod
  • Our Project Christanshavn Sports Center was rewarded with Municipality of Copenhagen’s Architecture Award 2014