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GPA throws light on lighting experiences on World Architecture Day


On World Architecture Day, 3 October 2016, GPA invites you for a coffee, a guided tour and a chance to experience the unique lighting of Nørreport Station.

Meet the architects Marianne Jørgensen and Jesper Ravn from Gottlieb Paludan Architects (GPA). They will give you a guided tour among the ‘bicycle beds’ and illuminated roofs, unveiling for example what is behind the luminous glass of the eleven ventilation towers erected on the forecourt.

Nørreport Station is Denmark’s busiest transport hub and following the transformation, it takes on distinct identities during the day and at night. The space is shaped by the comings and goings of people, and the recessed ‘bicycle beds’ and seemingly floating roofs follow the natural footpaths with effortless ease.

Key objectives of both the architecture and lighting were to promote comfort, convenience, accessibility, transparency and a sense of security. Lighting plays a crucial role in the concept of the transformation, making the station’s unique night-time atmosphere worth a special visit.

GPA and COBE collaborated on the redesign and transformation of Nørreport Station. The lighting was designed in collaboration with the Austrian lighting company Bartenbach.                                
The event will be held in Danish. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Time and place
Monday 3 October, 20.00–21.00 Meeting place: Fiolstræde 44 (at the entrance to Kosmopol).

If you would like to participate, please write to Project Manager Anna Bisgaard-Nøhr at abn@gottliebpaludan.com.  

Read more about World Architecture Day here (in Danish).