The Dome of Visions is an experimental process-object launched in 2013 by the Nordic Construction Company and NXT. Originally built on a future NCC building site on Copenhagen harbour next the restaurant NOMA, Tejlgaard and Jepsen’s remarkable building was delivered without an announced purpose. Activated by NXT, it became a loosely-defined forum for music, debate, teaching, relaxation and community use. It was followed by two subsequent structures designed by Kristoffer Tejlgaard for Aarhus and Stockholm (the original Dome having moved to two other locations).
As part of our ongoing collaborations with NXT and NCC, we were invited to programme the Dome for a week in April 2013. We organised an Ideas Camp on urban form and process, comprising an intensive residency by students from the Danish Royal Academy of Architecture and a series of meetings with figures from urbanism, art, architecture and music from Paris, London, New York and Beirut. Most were associated with Theatrum Mundi.
Anne Skovbro, the deputy-mayor of Copenhagen, engaged with the process –which had turned its attention on the destiny of the adjacent Paper Island- spending half a day debating with the group. The outcome was a series of freeform proposals for civicising the open spaces kept (for reasons of monumental visibility) around the Danish National Opera.
Composer Nick Ryan and cellist Peter Gregson developed a sound piece during the workshop, drawing on composed and ambient noise. You can listen to it here.
Andrew Todd (director)
Maurits van der Staay
Gry Worre Hallberg
Students from the Danish Royal Academy of Architecture:
Sixten Juel Ditlefsen
Nanna Lundgren Jensen
Louise Flach de Neergaard
Mads Emil Hilmer