Annual international Eurovision Song Contest – an event scale level , collecting in one city in one territorni artists from all over Europe . This year will be held in Denmark 59 Eurovision Song Contest , which will involve 37 countries and which will be held at one of the best areas of the country : B & W Hallerne in Copenhagen.
Arena B & W Hallerne was not chosen randomly . This place is not only suitable for Eurovision in terms of technical and scale prametrov , but also in terms of historical and cultural heritage of the city. What is it like to arena of Eurovision 2014 ?
First, the uniqueness of the arena is that all premises are located on the island Refhaleeen in Copenhagen , where in 1960 the shipyard was located ( large plant construction and repair of ships and vessels ) of global importance , employing 2,000 to 3,000 professionals. All ship-building complex built by “Burmeister & Wain”, consisted of 2 large halls with a total area of 15,000 square meters. m, and was used until 1996 only for the construction of ships. Advanced technology of the time made it possible to build ships in the sections enclosed spaces . At the time, the Japanese delegation visiting the complex , was pleasantly surprised and impressed using tehnolgy those times in a complex manufacturing process vessels .
Unfortunately, due to economic difficulties, the shipyard was closed in 1996. And today these premises are used as a warehouse Royal Theatre and paintball arena . Also , now all the equipment arena B & W Hallerne often used to conduct various cultural events .
September 2, 2013 the Danish public broadcaster DR announced that the premises of the complex B & W Hallerne were chosen as the arena of Eurovision Song Contest 2014 . Competition will be held in one of the sections , converted into a music arena with a capacity of up to 10,000 spectators. All around the room will be transformed into a so-called “Island of Eurovision .” The two buildings of the complex B & W Hallerne, located on the island Refhaleeen , as the tallest buildings in Denmark. Organizers say that the arena will be transformed into something incredible and exciting . And the fact that this music event will take place on the island Refhaleeen remote from the center of Copenhagen arena adds uniqueness and originality .
This year, the show’s organizers and local authorities Copenhagen plan to pay more attention to the cultural and social program , an event attracting both local people and visitors alike . Copenhagen two weeks turn into ” Eurovision Village ” (Eurovision Village). Fan Zone will be held on the pedestrian street Strøget, Copenhagen (Stroget) before the Copenhagen City Hall , one of the most famous areas of the city – Nyhavn . The entire length of the street will always be held cultural events , performances , plays free for all , no matter whether you have a ticket to the Eurovision show or not. In addition, all planned cultural and social program will be organized with a focus on children and music, tolerance and lifestyle – all the things that people close Kopegagena .
So, welcome to the island of Eurovision (Eurovision Island) in May