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Photogallery of The B&W Hallerne as Work Begins on Eurovision Island 2014

Outside the B&W Hallerne. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Outside the B&W Hallerne. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Eurovision 2014 takes another step forward as we now have photographs of work from within the giant B&W Hallerne that will host this year’s contest. #JoinUs as look at the start of the construction of “Eurovision Island”.

Sign Post to Refshalevej. Photo Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Sign Post to Refshalevej. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Good place to start is the entrance to the peninsula. At present it looks very quiet but this will change once Eurovision comes to town and the entire area will become a usable and sustainable cultural area of Copenhagen. The single road entrance will change dramatically over the coming months.

Front Entrance to the Halls. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Front Entrance to the Halls. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Upon arrival to the entrance you can see the scale of the vision by DR (Danish National Broadcaster). The Halls are enormous and will require a lot of TLC to bring them up to the high expectations that DR have for the arena.

Inside the Halls. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Inside the Halls. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Inside the hall you can see that work has already begun on the foundations. Why is this? Well it needs to support the weight of the structure that will increase once lighting is placed in the roof of the halls.

Inside the Halls. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Inside the Halls. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

In this picture you can see a full map of the peninsula at the entrance to the halls which is guiding the work. Remember that the entire area is being transformed for Eurovision to make it a social area that will house entertainment around the Eurovision shows.

Inside the Halls. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Inside the Halls. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Inside the halls the area will need to be insulated for the acoustics of the show. This is key as it is a song contest at the end of the day. Also if the Halls are going to be sustainable then they will house many other concerts in the years to come.

Roof supporting structures. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Roof supporting structures. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

 

Roof supporting structures. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Roof supporting structures. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Work on the roof and the Seating Tiers of the B&W Hallerne will need to see supporting structures put in place. Giant steel structures are being erected.

Building the Supporting Structures. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Building the Supporting Structures. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

One can only imagine how many hundreds of thousands of nuts and bolts will be required throughout this renovation. DR should hold a contest for the most accurate guess!

Metal Work in the Hall. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Metal Work in the Hall. Photo : Connie Maria Westergaard

Many websites had speculated that work had not begun on transforming the B&W Hallerne into the giant Eurovision Island that DR had promised. As you can clearly see work has commenced and it is full steam ahead.

Stay tuned for more photographs as they become available

 

Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : Visit Copenhagen

 

 

 

 

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