ørestad skøjtehal

Ørestad Ice Rink

A translucent cooler

Ørestad Ice Rink is designed as a visually open complex for sporting activities on ice. In an urban area with many public institutions, and close proximity to nature, the ice rink is a venue where people come together irrespective of their sport, age and sporting level. With its transparent glass, translucent glass, wooden lamellae and wood-clad sections, the façade creates an exciting transition between the indoor and outdoor environments, giving the hall an organic feel as well as hint at its ice-cold interior. The design challenges the traditional view of an ice rink as a very introvert building, due to the strict temperature requirements. Thus, an inner walkway runs along the building’s east-facing transparent façade, which allows people to see the athletes on their way onto the ice from the changing rooms. In the same way, an outdoor path allows the life of the hall to trickle out into the surroundings where spaces for relaxing and interacting with the architecture are placed along the perimeter of the building.

“Normally you walk around in blindness in the corridors. Here you can actually see daylight and you can watch the world outside all the time.” – Says Mogens Friborg, Vice-president of Copenhagen Lions.

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, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate action and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.

ClientCopenhagen Municipality
Area6000 m²
LocationØrestad, DK
CollaboratorsNorconsult, PK3 Landscape
ImagesAdam Mørk, Christensen & Co. Architects
UsersCopenhagen Lions