On the future Metro line expansion to Copenhagen's former docklands district, Sydhavnen, the station interiors will be adorned with art as an integral element of the architecture.
When the five new Copenhagen Metro stations open on the Sydhavn line in 2023, travellers will experience subterranean artworks commissioned specifically for each station interior and fully integrated with the architecture.
Each station will be given its own distinctive décor. In some places, in the form of hi-tech lighting installations, megasculptures or mythological murals; elsewhere the art will challenge conventional notions of metro interior design, or will invite travellers on a voyage into outer space.
The project is co-funded by VILLUM FONDEN and Det Obelske Familiefond, with each foundation granting DKK 8.5m. “The grants from the two foundations have now made it possible to give each station on the Sydhavn line expansion a distinctive
interior, and will also give Denmark an innovative experience of art in public spaces,” explains Jørn Neergaard Larsen, Chairman of the Board of the national and local government Copenhagen Metro partners, Metroselskabet I/S.
The five works of art were selected by the Danish Arts Foundation on the basis of an ideas competition with a total of ten invited artists, each of whom submitted their proposal for integrating art and architecture at the Metro stations on the Sydhavn line. On the future Metro line expansion to Copenhagen's former docklands district, Sydhavnen, the station interiors will be adorned with art as an integral element of the architecture.