Ofelia Plads is a partnership between Realdania, The Ministry of Culture (represented by the Royal Danish Theatre) and the real estate and service company Jeudan. Together, we have founded the Ofelia Plads Association and undertaken to promote and support city life by developing the place and running its activities.
A place for exciting ideas, for activities and for events. Do you want to hire the perfect venue for your commercial event, whether it be the mole, the pavilion stages, the Kissing Steps or the harbour basin? There is no shortage of options ‒ you can rent virtually all or just parts of Ofelia Place for your activity or event. If you have any questions or queries, you can contact the Ofelia Plads Association by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or read more here.
From transport hub to cultural hotspot
Originally, Kvæsthusbroen (Kvæsthus Mole) in Copenhagen was a busy transport hub, with passenger ships serving destinations such as Aalborg, Aarhus, Bornholm and Oslo. The mole, built between 1848 and 1850, took its name from the Danish hospital (kvæsthus) located at Sankt Annæ Plads 30. At the turn of the millennium, new plans for Kvæsthusbroen began to take shape and its remaining passenger ships were switched to Nordhavn.
In 2001, an architecture competition to build a new Royal Danish Playhouse on or alongside Kvæsthusbroen was held. The winner was Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter with their proposal to build the new Playhouse side by side with a large events place situated on Kvæsthusbroen.
In 2008, the new Playhouse was finished – but with no sign of its neighbour, the events place. This led to Realdania donating more than a hundred million kroner for the construction of a car park beneath Kvæsthusbroen and an events place above, with both elements designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg.
During the planning phase, 2010 to 2012, the Royal Danish Theatre and Jeudan were jointly tasked with trialling the potential of the area under the name Ofelia Beach. This resulted in a series of free events such as World Cup football on big screen, sand sculpture festivals, concerts, opera, ballet, Copenhagen Design Week, and much more. The trial events continued until 2012, when the construction work on Ofelia Plads began. Now the place is finally ready. A place for everything and everyone.
If you have any questions or queries, you can contact the Ofelia Plads Association by calling +45 7010 6070 or e-mailing email@example.com.