The new music venue of Northern Jutland is now open and ready to welcome guests who will find a star-studded concert program. Musikkens Hus is not only the new architectonic lighthouse of Aalborg and Northern Jutland, but also very much a national and international rendezvous of music, where visitors, students and musicians are brought together in music.
The construction of Musikkens Hus is one of the most ambitious and impressive projects in the history of Aalborg. The road to a house of music in Northern Jutland has been long, as it is more than 28 years ago that the first idea for Musikkens Hus in Aalborg emerged. However, natives of Northern Jutland are characterized by being not only robust and tough, but also very persistent, and so now the house is ready to welcome all with a music and cultural interest - locals as well as visitors.
Architectonic brand with the music in focus
The vision for Musikkens Hus in Northern Jutland has been to create a venue for concerts with acoustics on international level, and which will be the focal point of both the musical and cultural life in Aalborg. The house is build around the idea to generate synergy and sharing of expertise and knowhow among the many users and guests of the house - a venue of architectonic quality and a brand of Northern Jutland.
The permanent residents of Musikkens Hus include Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Jutlandic Academy of Music - Aalborg, the music educations of Aalborg University, Centre of Danish Jazz History and Musikkens Spisehus (The Dininghouse of Music). Along with the many guests, they will create a musical setting by the harbour of Aalborg, and become a natural part of the urban life at the popular waterfront.
Musikkens Hus is designed by the world renowned Austrian architect firm, Coop Himmelb(l)au and covers approx. 20.000 m2 divided in eight floors where three are underground, and contains a large concert hall with the capacity of 1300 sitting audiences, a medium concert hall, and two minor. Furthermore, the building contains a restaurant and a foyer, along with auditoriums for teaching and administration facilities.
Musikkens Hus will make a difference
”Musikkens Hus is an important innovation for the municipality of Aalborg, and the timing for its opening is perfect. Aalborg is undergoing a powerful and positive transformation in these years, and Musikkens Hus has the power to multiply the local cultural offers, so we will have a more nuanced, versitile and broad-spectered cultural life than previously", states Mayor Thomas Kastrup-Larsen and continues: "I am very proud to be the Mayor in a city which holds both Nordkraft and Musikkens Hus, and as neighbours, the two building compliment and supplement each other in the best possible way. They materialize what Aalborg is all about: grace, robustness, elegance, rustic, the established and the anarchistic. I am certain that Musikkens Hus will make a difference - and I have no doubt that the house will be offering many grand event in the future".