ESC 2014: THE VENUE
B&W Hallerne (English: B&W Halls) is a former industrial complex located on the island of Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Until 1996, it was a shipyard owned by Burmeister & Wain. Currently the facilities are used for culture and entertainment activities.
On 2 September 2013, Danish public broadcaster DR announced that it had chosen B&W Hallerne as the host venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
The contest will be held at the Section Hall 2, which will be converted into a music venue with a capacity for 10,000 spectators, and the surrounding buildings and areas being transformed into ‘Eurovision Island’ which will be used for additional services related to the contest.
more information will be added here when the construction begins
Join us on the Eurovision Island
Today, two old factories stands on the Island of Refshaleøen in Copenhagen. They are empty, but a lot of work needs to be done, before the Eurovision Song Contest can move in. In eight months 7-10.000 audiences, 1500 people from the press and singers from 40 countries will come to B&W Hallerne, so there is a big project to make Refshaleøen to Eurovision Island.
– We want to make the hall suitable for television. The room will create a lot of pictures and history, but we need to do something about it, so it can host such a big event, head of show Jan Lagermand Lundme says to dr.dk/grandprix
In a danish morning show, he shows the venue B&W Hallerne together with an architect.
– It might be hard to image, but the stage will be over there at the containers, and here will there be platforms for the audience and we will use both halls, so there will be audience all the way down the hall, he tells in the video.
The floor will be covered for Eurovision and all the wall will be covered in black, so it won´t seem so messy, but the industrial look will not be changed, the head of show promises.