"One of the visions behind Osram House was to provide room for activities targeting citizens who don’t usually attend cultural institutions, either because they are not used to it or because they simply can’t afford it," says Ole Henriksen, engineer at Copenhagen City Properties, the owners of Osram House.
Henriksen was project leader of the renovation. He adds: "We wanted Osram House to give visitors a sense of openness and accessibility. Everyone should feel welcome."
Judging from the number of users and the range of activities, the mission has been largely accomplished. Theatre groups, kindergartens, private parties and small-time entrepreneurs are among the users filling the big, bright rooms inside Osram House.