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  • CinemaxX AAR
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  • LOCATION: BRUUNS GALLERI, AARHUS, DK
  • CLIENT: CINEMAXX DANMARK
  • SIZE: 1.320 M² INTERIOR DESIGN
  • YEAR: 2003
  • STATUS: COMPLETED
  • ARCHITECT: CEBRA
  • PHOTO: ADAM MØRK

Our task was to eliminate some of the challenges posed by the foyer space’s architectural frame in the shopping centre Bruuns Galleri in Aarhus. On the one hand, we were dealing with a very smooth space, that is, one long flow corridor without any actual ‘places’ or points of interest. On the other hand, the foyer was divided into two separated levels without any apparent relation to one another.

We met the challenge of missing ‘places’ by introducing a series of illuminated cylinders, which appear as warm lights in the dark of the cinema surroundings. Those lights have different functions and thus different diameters, ranging from thin tree trunks to huge accessible cylinders. The cylinders’ volumes pierce through the horizontal division of the floor structure, where they are hanging down as ceiling lights from the underside and rising as tables on the upper floor. In this way, the soft shapes of the illuminated cylinders became an easily recognizable fractal element that stands out in the dark and connects the two levels of this otherwise very graphic building structure, where almost every surface area is ornamented with graphic details – including the carpet, which we covered in famous movie quotes.