INTEGRATING IMPERFECTION: European Centre for Jazz
Located in the northern quarter of Valby’s regenerative master plan lies the European Centre of Jazz. A landmark for the city of Copenhagen, the building will serve as a central focus to the city’s vibrant jazz culture. Its linear promenade morphs into a three-dimensional form, where the pedestrian street brings life and soul to the thriving place.
The material pallet chosen for the exterior continues into the shared internal space, suggesting that the public spaces within the building are open and inviting to the visitors, stimulating spontaneous performances and integrating imperfection.
Inspired by the way water makes its way through rock, the building is shaped around music and sound, which pierces the monolithic volume, creating a space for the public areas. These link together, allowing the building’s spirit to flow out onto the adjacent public square and the entire masterplan, aiming to intrigue the visitor using the vibrant life from within.