Concrete used to minimize energy consumption in Denmark's House of Music

04/16/2014 | DesignBoom.com · Dezeen magazine

The House of Music in Aalborg, Denmark, has opened and serves as a school and concert venue. The building used concrete walls for thermal energy storage, and the nearby fjord provides it with cost-free cooling; all of which serve to minimize energy consumption. "Music is the art of striking a chord in people directly. Like the body of musical instruments, this architecture serves as a resonance body for the creativity in the house of music," said Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au.

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