Ørestad Ice Skating Arena (Ørestad Skøjtehal) is part of a plan to bring new life and activities to the area in southern Copenhagen. The ice skating arena will be part of the new “Arena district“, built around the large multi-arena “Royal Arena”. Besides the two arenas, the district will also include office space, schools and housing.
Due to the placement of the ice skating arena in the heart of the new district, the architectural demands have been high. The arena itself was designed with openness and simplicity in mind with a robust, but transparent frame of steel and concrete. It will have a total size of approximately 6000 squared meters in two stories. The steel construction weighs more than 350 tons and has a span of up to 45 meters. The building includes the ice rink itself with room for up to 750 spectators, changing rooms, storage and a workout room. In the future it will be possible to expand the building to fit up to 1900 spectators plus VIP facilities and club rooms. The ice skating arena will mainly be used for training and smaller matches, which will benefit the local clubs in particular.
Design of steel construction.
The project is scheduled for completion in early 2016.
Map of the Arena District.
All images courtesy of Christensen & Co Architects.