New development in Tietgensgade for the Tivoli Boys Guard and the Tivoli Ballet School to establish a creative environment for talent development.
Tivoli Centre is an extension to the Tivoli Concert Hall, or rather additional floors for training facilities for the Tivoli Ballet School and the Tivoli Boys Guard and offices for Tivoli's administration. Tivoli Centre adds two extra storeys to the existing building (erected by 3xN in 2005), which currently houses wagamama, Tivoli's canteen and the Lumbye Hall. Consequently, the building will have four floors above ground and two basement storeys. The total floor space of the centre is 4.500m2.
With this new building, Tivoli will create more life in Tietgensgade, which is situated in Copenhagen's so-called cultural axis. The building is designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects.
The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation for General Purposes is supporting the project with a donation of DKK 50 million. The total cost of the building is DKK 138 million.
Creative centre for talent development
The Tivoli Boys Guard is renowned for being one of the country's best music schools for children and young people and has sent hundreds of budding musicians on to the Danish music scene. In 2012, the Tivoli Ballet School arrived on the scene, and today, we have 200 exuberant dance students. Over the past few years, it has been Tivoli's great ambition to join the two schools and, not least, to increase capacity to accommodate more young people with the desire to play music and dance. The location next to the Tivoli Concert Hall will give the Tivoli Boys Guard and the Ballet School's students a unique opportunity to meet and be inspired by the professional artists who guest the concert hall, among others the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Tivoli Ballet Theatre and other companies, orchestras and artists.
Architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners were selected due to their experience and ability to understand and design in particularly sensitive surroundings in which history and tradition play a crucial role. The architects' most famous buildings include the John F. Kennedy Library, Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, U.S. Bank Tower (formerly the Library Tower) in Los Angeles, the famous pyramid extension to the Louvre Museum in Paris and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
4500 square meters dedicated to exceptional talents
The Tivoli Centre
Head of Ballet, Peter Bo Bendixen, explains about the plans for the new project.