Views of the Aarhus Town Hall and Your Rainbow Panorama

Radisson RED is situated on one of the most attractive corners in the centre of Aarhus. The Concert Hall, ARoS Art Museum, Town Hall and the pedestrian high street Strøget are within a few minutes’ walking distance. Obviously, it is a great idea to place an elegant design hotel in this busy location within easy reach of the city’s iconic landmarks.

In fact, a public house and a hotel occupied this same corner already more than a century ago. Back then it was called Kellers Gård, but the somewhat provincial building was not deemed worthy of preservation and fell to the wrecker’s ball in 2003. It was replaced by the current five-storey building, which fit in better with the other large buildings surrounding Town Hall Square. Initially, the elegant corner building housed both businesses and residences and was clad in light-coloured Petersen Brick and profiled copper sections.

Enlivened with red and a focus on design

In 2020, the international hotel chain Radisson moved into and infused all 6,000 square metres with its RED concept. The interiors have been radically rebuilt, and a large, open courtyard has been covered with a glass roof. The entire complex focuses on design, permeated with a sustainability theme. As a special gimmick, the colour red refreshingly livens up every nook and corner of the hotel.

The four-storey atrium welcomes hotel guests with its brilliant beauty. It houses the reception and lounge areas, and some of hotel’s 78 rooms have direct visual contact with life in the inner courtyard. A café/restaurant with a more intimate atmosphere opens onto the atrium. Its interior décor features red sofas and red works of art, while the seemingly imperceptible black Troldtekt ceiling panels enhance the space with good, well-balanced acoustics.

The conference room on the opposite side of the atrium is furnished with black Troldtekt acoustic panels in an ultrafine structure in harmony with the visible technical installations. The same is true of the entrance area with its characteristically red receptive escalators.

Facts

Project:
Radisson RED in Aarhus. The hotel covers approximately 6,000 sqm and has 78 rooms, meeting and event facilities, reception, lounge area and bar and restaurant with views of Town Hall Square.
Architects:
Luplau & Poulsen ApS
Client:
NA Holding A/S
Troldtekt products
Ceiling panels:
Troldtekt and Troldtekt Plus acoustic panels
Colour:
Black 207
Structure:
Ultrafine (1.0 mm wood wool)
Edge design:
5 mm bevelled edges, K5
Installation:
With Troldtekt structure screws and a C60 profile system
Text & photos
Text:
Thomas Mølvig, architect
Photos:
Thomas Mølvig, architect