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History & arts meet at STORM20

Creating a unique lighting design for Denmark’s first workshop for history & arts.

The Project

The city of Copenhagen investigates possibilites of using lighting design to create awareness for STORM20, the new creative meeting place for history and arts at Stormgade, which contains a maker studio, café and cultural information.


The History & Art organisation runs four cultural institutions; Museum of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsens Museum, Nikolaj Kunsthal and Copenhagen City Archives. STORM20 is located on the ground floor at the corner of Stormgade and H.C. Andersens Boulevard, close to the
upcoming Copenhagen Museum, and central to the Cultural Quarter. The location has large windows facing the
street, and therefore can play an important role to attract visitors from one of Denmark’s busiest through-roads.

What the project aims to solve

The purpose of the new intiative, STORM20, is to draw on the attraction and talent of these insitutions to establish a place where copenhageners can meet about their past, present & future city through user-driven and citizen-involving activities.


Stormgade 20, central Copenhagen


Start-up workshop: mid September
Project development: September-December
Opening: February 2018


Aalborg University and Dark Matters.

Current status

The art and design group Dark Matters is currently developing neon light for the actual facade of Storm 20. One scenario is for the lighting design to include this work in the final concept.

To find out more about this project, including how to get involved, please contact innovation manager Flemming Jørgensen, at Gate 21.

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