Forum Copenhagen ( da|Forum København|italic=no) is a large multi-purpose, rentable indoor arena
located in Frederiksberg
. It hosts a large variety of concerts
, markets, exhibitions
and other events. The venue can hold up to 10,000 people depending on the event. The Forum operates as a convention center
, concert hall
and indoor arena.
It was opened in February 1926 to host a car exhibition and was last renovated in 1996–97. Over two storeys there is a combined exhibition floor area of 5,000 m2>
and a separate restaurant for up to 250 seated guests. The Metro
is adjacent to the building.
On August 11, 1925, the construction committee signed the contract to build the venue. On 25 September 1925, Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning
laid the foundation stone
for the construction. Forum opened for the first time on February 20, 1926, for this year's major automotive exhibition. Forum Copenhagen was designed by Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen
, and the lighting was from Poul Henningsen
's brand new PH-lamp
In 1929 it held an architecture exhibition, which was one of the first presentations of functionalism in Denmark, namely the Housing and Building Exhibition in Forum. It was at this exhibition that Arne Jacobsen
and Flemming Lassen
exhibited their subscription to the cylindrical "House of the Future".
During World War II
, the Danish resistance movement group Holger Danske
destroyed the original hall in an act of sabotage in August 1943.Sprængningen af Forum 1943
(baseret på oplysninger i Peter Birkelund: ''Holger Danske Sabotage og likvidering 1943-45'') The hall was first rebuilt and extended in 1947. An annual six-day bicycle race was originally held here and was later moved to Ballerup Super Arena. In 1997, the Forum concluded an extensive renovation of the roof costing 70 million DKK, resulting in better acoustic sound and more concerts.
Concerts and events
The venue has hosted numerous music acts since its opening.
List of events
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