Koncerthuset in Copenhagen
The Koncerthuset (DR Koncerthuset) is a part of the new DR Town (DR Byen), that houses the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR. The concert hall and the DR Town are located in the northern part of Ørestad.
The concert complex consists of four halls with the main auditorium seating 1,800 people. It serves as the home of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
The budget has been expanded several times due to the immense complexity of the project. As of 2007 it had reached almost 300 million dollars making the Koncerthuset the most expensive concert hall ever built. The Danish government has refused to grant extra funds for the buildings so, the budget expansion has meant drastic cutbacks in DR staff and funding.
The official opening was celebrated on January 17, 2009, making the total time of construction just a little under 6 years. Furthermore the project has been a front page feature in respected El Croquis magazine.