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Dome of Visions Copenhagen

The first Dome of Visions by architects Benny Jepsen and Kristoffer Tejlgaard build next to the Royal Danish Library. This geodesic dome was built to promote new ideas in construction and urban thinking as well as a consideration for a sustainable society of the future. Dome of Visions was used as an event centre for cultural events and open meeting place for the public. The temporary building was put down at the end of 2015. Currently, new geodesic domes are constructed for a period of time in collaboration with NCC and introduced to citizens all over the Nordic countries e.g. Aarhus, Stockholm, Visby and Helsinki.

architecture, city, Denmark, design, scandinavia

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Sunrise in Nyhavn

Sunrise in Copenhagen can be the best experience ever depending where you at that time. This image is taken in Nyhavn, in the centre of Copenhagen at 8 o'clock in October.

architecture, city, Denmark, lifestyle, scandinavia

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Modern Danish architecture

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects finished the Havneholmen residential building in 2008. The European awarded housing complex stands out in its appearance for varying building heights of the apartments and the visual tone.

architecture, city, culture, Denmark, lifestyle

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Relaxing atmosphere

The Huvila Festival Tent designed by Architects' Office Roy Mänttäri in 1995 is the main concert venue of the Helsinki Festival. Divided into two functional parts, the smaller tent serves as restaurant tent whereas the larger tent is used for world-class performances. This image shows the relaxing atmosphere at bar and food section.

concerts, culture, festival, Finland

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Classic Danish interiors

One of the very successful concepts by Helsinki Design Week is the Design Diplomacy discussion series. Helsinki-based ambassadors residences open their doors to the public and registered participants gain the unique opportunity to explore the interior and architecture of the apartments. In addition, the events invite to a ludic Q&A card game session with a designer from each country meeting a corresponding Finnish design professional. This image is taken in the Danish residence in one of the many cosy meeting rooms fitted with classic Danish interiors.

architecture, art, culture, design, event, Finland, lifestyle, nordic, residence

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Standing ovation

All in all, Vixen is a terrific and truly entertaining new way to experience opera. The standing ovation for the musicians and actors was more than deserved. It was so good that it must be seen, wherever next this ensemble will perform. Highly recommended!

culture, experience, Finland, opera, theatre

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Prelude

What makes this silent opera so immersive and engaging is that throughout the show the actors move and act alongside the audience while they can hear and experience every detail straight through headphones.

culture, event, experience, Finland, opera, performance

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Konepajan Bruno

The primary event we visited at the Helsinki Festival was a silent opera concept, taking place in Konepajan Bruno, an old railway engine workshop in the district of Vallila.

architecture, city, culture, Finland

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A scene in a living room

Latest once the audience got to the scene in the living room of the Forester family it became apparent that Janáček’s original is not the tale of a forest animal. Vixen is a modern play about a homeless young girl looking for shelter in the Greater London area. All around the living room spectators were seated on sofas, chairs or on the floor within the theatrical setting. Equipped with headphones they follow the emerging singer's dramatic dialogues sang in tenor and soprano while listening to the musical score.

architecture, Artists, culture, Finland, opera, performance, spectators

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To begin with

For the first time, Helsinki's Konepajan Bruno opened up to be a venue for an opera performance. Hailing from England Silent Opera and Finnish Koominen Opera presented Vixen - an unforgettable immersive theatre and silent disco concept. The libretto by Czech composer Leoš Janáček’s 1924 opera The Cunning Little Vixen unveiled a modern play about love, tragedy and death. To begin with the first act all audience needed beforehand to collect headphones and wait for further instructions.

culture, experience, Finland, opera, performance

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Walkaround

Next, to the Culture Yard in Elsinore, there is an old dry dock that was rebuilt to the Maritime Museum of Denmark by Danish architecture company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

architecture, city, culture, Denmark, scandinavia

#architecture  #bjarke ingels group  #culture  #denmark  #design  #drydock  #elsinore  #helsingor  #kulturværftet  #ms maritime museum of denmark  #museum  #nordic  #outdoors  #panorama  #scandinavia  #valotv

Futuro art of living

In the sixties considered the home of the future. The material used for the Futuro house was mainly polyester plastic and as far it concerned the design minimalism ruled. The kitchen was kept simple with a grill only, and the living room supposed to work as well as the sleeping room.

architecture, design, exhibition, experience, Finland, lifestyle, museum, nordic

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Prototype 001

This Futuro house is the prototype 001 which was fully restored by the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in Finland. It can be visited at the EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

architecture, design, exhibition, experience, Finland, lifestyle, museum, nordic

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Very central

Probably from this angle a very central spot in the city of Helsinki. The yellow building is the main post office, in the middle is the main railway station and on the left SOKOS downtown department store belonging to largest Finnish retail chain S Group. Image is taken from the rooftop of the Bio Rex cinema.

architecture, city, nordic, scandinavia

#architecture  #cars  #city  #finland  #glaspalatset  #helsinki  #lasipalatsi  #museum  #nordic  #outdoor  #post office  #railway station  #retail  #rooftops  #sculpture  #sokos  #store  #street

As seen from above

A magic view from the rooftop of the Bio Rex Helsinki to the contemporary museum of art Kiasma, the statue of General Mannerheim and the vibrant main street in the centre of Helsinki: Aleksanterinkatu.

architecture, city

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The oldest hotel in town

The oldest hotel in Malmö. This 14th-century construction is the first building complex you can see when you leave the Malmö Central Railway Station through the main entrance. In 1862 it became the Hotel Savoy, and still, the building is a hotel after a century.

architecture, city, scandinavia

#architecture  #city  #construction  #culture  #hotel  #hotel savoy  #malmo  #scandinavia  #sverige  #sweden

Requiem for Timpani

On stage in the concert hall at Malmö Live performing in touch-free interaction a requiem with Timpani without Malmö Symphony Orchestra.

architecture, culture, experience

#architecture  #city  #concert hall  #culture  #event centre  #indoor  #kettledrums  #konserthus  #malmo  #malmö live  #percussion  #scandinavia  #skåne  #stage  #sverige  #sweden  #timpani