A new five-episode podcast tells the story of an extraordinary building in Vesterbro in Copenhagen. Built as a house of the people the labour union, the music venue VEGA moved in and continued to house people with music as the center.
Have you ever been to a concert in Store VEGA? Had amazing music experiences under the beautiful chandeliers framed by old teak panels? And found yourself lost going down the double stairs in search of the toilets?
When the Peopls’s House became VEGA, is a new podcast series is in five episodes, where journalist David Pepe Birch tells the unique story of a very special house, which today is one of Copenhagen's architectural gems. The story of the building's journey from greatness to fall, over threats of demolition to full protection, is a unique piece of Danish history that involves great personalities such as the architect Vilhelm Lauritzen, the artist Bjørn Nørgaard and the Social Democratic politician Svend Auken and if you go closer, the house is an impressive architectural performance.
The occasion is Vegas '25th anniversary and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects' 100th anniversary and together with VEGA and the Dreyer Foundation we have supported the creation of the podcast.
Listen when guests such as artist Bjørn Nørgaard, Lord Mayor Sofie Hæstorp Andersen, architect David Zahle from BIG and our partner Anne Møller Sørensen talk about the fantastic house. Also meet our former colleague Peter Tybrind, who retired a few years ago and worked with Vilhelm Lauritzen himself.
Listen here or on ‘Podcast’ on your smartphone.