The Culture Yard – Elsinore’s new cultural centre
Elsinore adds a new chapter to the history of Denmark on October
10, 2010 as it opens the city's new cultural centre, the Culture
Yard. The story about the Culture Yard is rooted in Elsinore's
unique history and location on the Sound and unfolds in a
culturally and architecturally innovative centre.
The Culture Yard has been created in the old shipyard in
Elsinore harbour, and with the opening of the 13,000 square metre
experience centre, the first step has been taken towards new
cultural activities in Elsinore.
The Culture Yard consists of Elsinore's main library full of
modern facilities, a large and a small stage, the Yard Museum,
exhibition hall, eatery, arcade, meeting facilities and workshops.
Here, under one roof, you will find music performances, plays,
lectures, exhibitions, good food and social activities.
The opening of the Culture Yard is the first step in a
large-scale revitalisation of Elsinore's old wharfs. The landscape
project Culture Harbour Kronborg will emphasise the unique position
of Kronborg Castle, strengthen its outer fortifications and
modernise Elsinore Harbour. At the same time, a unique maritime
museum of an international format and designed by Denmark's
prize-winning architects BIG, is to be built in a former dry
Elsinore Council's ambition is to develop an entirely new urban
quarter that can connect the city, the harbour and Kronborg Castle.
In the longer term it will also gather a number of cultural
institutions and offer creative opportunities for artistic
productions and an inspired environment.