Big Bio Nordhavn is a new state-of-the-art movie theater in the northern part of Copenhagen in the middle of “Århusgadekvarteret”. Besides 5 theaters with room for 650 visitors, the building will feature a restaurant at the top, and mixed commercial space at ground level. The building is part of a grand design plan for the new Nordhavn district, which includes sustainable, unique and innovative concepts.
The architectural vision included an open and flexible ground floor design, which was achieved by using composite beams and columns. One of the advantages to this type of construction, is the low amount of insulation needed when fireproofing, resulting in very slender columns. The face of the building was designed with reference to the big red theater curtains, that most associate with going to the movies, giving the building a unique and impressive look.
The building is located on Hamborg Square close to the iconic silo buildings of northern Copenhagen.
As the main structural engineers, we were responsible for the overall coordination of construction, overall stability, design of the steel construction as well as the planning of the concrete decks and walls.
The building is currently under construction, and the cinema is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019 shortly before the opening of the new Nordhavn metro line.
Big Bio Nordhavn will be equipped with recliner chairs and the newest sound technology from Dolby in all theaters.