Sound Hub invests double digit million-DKK in coworking facilities in historic settings
November 7, 2018
A world-class incubator environment
A world-class incubator environment to attract companies and individuals working with sound from all over the world sends out its first sound waves. The location of Sound Hub Denmark in the iconic Bang & Olufsen factory buildings dating back to 1946 will undergo a total renovation on the inside to provide modern office facilities, workshops and acoustic measuring facilities to be ready for the new residents early 2019.
With a double digit million-DKK investment from investors, the reconstruction of this iconic factory building is now in progress. The building will be renovated with respect for its origin and original architecture and unique natural lighting from its ½ kilometer shed roof.
Now a ‘blank canvas’ – but soon converting into a one-of-its-kind sound incubator with 3100 m2 inspiring and modern offices, meeting rooms and workshops for the new residents. With professional acoustic test facilities and all other relevant amenities for individuals or companies that are looking to join the Sound Hub.
The interior will include large open space office environments – a so-called coworking space – where start-ups and smaller companies will have rich opportunities to informally share challenges and experiences of success. In addition, the hub will offer private offices, a networking square and meeting rooms. The renovation will also include so-called makerspaces for companies to build, measure and test models and prototypes in professional workshops, labs and demo facilities. The Bang & Olufsen Cube (1.728 m3) for sound measurements will remain and supplemented by other types of listening rooms.
From Sound Hub Denmark, EKTOS Testing & Reliability Services A/S has leased the former Bang & Olufsen test lab and rented office space in the basement. EKTOS will be able to assist residents with a variety of different types of tests, such as electromagnetic compatibility tests, environmental and reliability tests.
When the renovation is completed early next year, the sound start-ups selected for the first SoundTech Accelerator Program will move in.