The People's House - Vega

  • Client

    Arbejdernes Fællesorganisation (The Employee's Association)

  • Collaborators

    Birch & Krogboe, Rambøll & Hannemann

  • Location

    Enghavevej 40, DK-1674 Copenhagen V

  • Area

    12,363 m2

  • Status

    Completed in 1956

The People's House - Vega

In the beginning of the fifties, Vilhelm Lauritzen draw and designed the People’s House for the Employee’s Association. The construction of the house began in 1953 and completed in 1956.

The house contains a big and a small hall with facilities for both theater performances and movie display as well as banqueting room and kitchen. On the outside the house is decorated with a three floor tall façade (RELIEF) by the artist Dan Sterup-Hansen.

Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Nordic architecture together with the great art piece on the façade makes the building a landmark for the neighborhood around Enghavevej in Copenhagen.

When the Employee’s Association moved out, the house was left empty for a few years. After a massive restoration in 1996 the house re-opened as VEGA – The House of Music.

Just like two others of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s buildings; The Radio House and the Vilhelm Lauritzten Airport Terminal from 1939; the house is protected as one of the youngest buildings in Denmark.

Vega 1956-2022
Other projects
Water Culture House
The Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal - Copenhagen Airport
The Radio House

Historical Achive from The People's House - VEGA

Here you can explore a load of historical photos and original drawings fra 1956 and until now.

Folkets Hus - VEGA - Historisk Arkiv