Film City Aarhus

The expansion does not only transform Film City Aarhus (Filmby Aarhus in Danish) into Denmark’s biggest cluster of digital visual companies. It also turns the film city inside out and creates an urban space of international calibre – designed by the digital opportunities of tomorrow.
 
Play with urban space and create a building with room for innovation and inspiration for companies within the digital visual industry. This is the vision behind the expansion of Film City Aarhus in the South Harbour area in Aarhus, where a new building adds another 4,400 square metres to the existing film city, while a new urban space turns the area inside out, inviting to play and learning, motion and contemplation – all staged by the digital opportunities of tomorrow.
 
Being a creative powerhouse for film and media production, Film City Aarhus includes two film studios and more than 80 media companies. It is a significant driving force within film and media production, not only in Jutland but in Denmark, and the new building was designed to accommodate future trends within the world of film and media. It was designed to interact with the existing part of Filmby Aarhus and create synergies across the various functions and office spaces. With this new building, the film city will show character as a place of innovation, collaboration and creativity within the digital visual industry. 
 
However, Film City Aarhus will with the expansion become more than just a place for film and media people. It will also attract the citizens and visitors of Aarhus. With a new, public urban space, it will grow bigger and become a new destination in Aarhus, where young and old can gain knowledge about the vast options of the digital world in a playful manner, by means of a wide variety of interactive art installations. For example The Wind, transforming wind into living light formations in urban paving; The River, making waves of light flow down the stairs to the harbour; and The Gallery, lighting up the new building in an attempt to become the biggest screen in Europe with films by local and international talents.