Gala Dinner

   Date: Thursday 15 September 2022
   Venue: Øksnehallen
   Address: Halmtorvet 11, 1700 København, Denmark

The Gala Event at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition promises to be an outstanding evening. In true IWA flair, the conference dinner is set to be the highlight of the social calendar, with fantastic entertainment accompanied by fine cuisine. 

Øksnehallen (the Oxen Hall) is an elegant historic building located right in the heart of the lively old meat packing district in Copenhagen. The city architect Ludvig Fenger was responsible for the construction of the ‘Brown  area’ of the Meat packing district, in which Øksnehallen opened as the centre of attention in 1901 as a municipal cattle hall with room for 1600 animals.

Just 20 years later the hall and the adjoining Cattle Market had become outdated and in 1934 the activities were moved to the newly-built ‘White area’ of the meat packing district. However the hall was used for stalling animals up until the 1960s. In 1984 the ‘Brown Area’ was listed as protected and in 1993 a radical renovation of Øksnehallen began, and it was recommissioned for cultural events and exhibitions during Copenhagen Cultural Capital 1996.

Today it houses many different types of event such as congresses, banquets and trade fairs, and is also known as an art hall for photo exhibitions.