Hafnia Sports Hall

A universe of activity

The Hafnia Sports Hall is a transformation of the former ‘Club Denmark Hall’. Here the original glue laminated wooden beams that span northern Europe’s biggest sports hall has been strengthened. Under the arched roof the inner life of the hall is transformed into a multifunctional sports universe with small and large football pitches, beach volley courts, handball and badminton courts, fitness area and a climbing wall for school, leisure and elite sport. Heated, semi-heated and unheated areas are organised around the hall’s bright red clubhouse. The red building, with changing rooms and staff facilities, is the social heart of the sports hall. All surfaces of the clubhouse are designed to be used for sports activities from the balcony, sloping façades, climbing wall to the climbing steps. At both ends of the hall spaces for various activities are placed three storeys high, with views of the hall and the outside area. Along the edge of the hall the original Olympic sized running track has been preserved for crossfit, parkour, table tennis, running and games. The large glass façades in both ends of the hall connect activities under the roof with the outside.

“Copenhagen’s new multi-purpose sports hall was conceived with a clear visual identity, a beautiful and simple graphic solution that invites everybody in. Both the modern lines and the bright red color signal vitality and playfulness, and the dynamic aesthetic convincingly conveys the excitement of sports and physical activity in an inclusive manner.” – Description from the jury from the Danish Design Award 2018.

How the project addresses the Sustainable Development Goals

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 and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.

ClientCopenhagen Municipality
Area10.000 m²
LocationCopenhagen, DK
ImagesMads Frederik Architectural Photos, Christensen & Co. Architects