Building style and decor
The auditorium was no exception to Ole Berg's zeal: he had to discuss and rule with his French supplier to get the perfect chairs.
However, he persuaded the manufacturer to make the desired improvements… fortunately, for they are incredibly comfortable. Since then, this type of chair has been sold to luxury conference centres around the world.
The fountain in the hall - constructed in Roman style - is conducive to tranquillity and contemplation during the day. At evening parties, it contributes to the magical atmosphere that ensures a perfect balance between the solemn and the fun.
Scandinavian Trade Building is held in an internationally inspired building style that has not been seen before in Denmark. The building, which is on three floors, is centred around the large bright hall. The entrance is an impressive brass portal inspired by a building located on the 5th—avenue in New York.
The hall itself is also inspired by the building itself, which, incidentally, has a marble floor perfectly similar to it. Ole Berg retrieved the last stones from the same quarry in Italy.
The six ficus trees are also imported from Italy. The lava stones in the centre's restaurant are imported from Iceland, and the elegant glass elevator is inspired by more than 20 Shopping Centers in the USA.
Ole Berg and the Aarhus architect Jørgen Johansen travelled America thinly to find the perfect inspiration. This then resulted in the beautiful elevator that is nevertheless built in Denmark.
Change of ownership
In January 1996, new owners took over the Scandinavian Trade Building and shortly after, the North Sealand Conference Centre was created, and the house's restaurant opened.
Today, the Scandinavian Trade Building is also home to several external companies that have rented out the centre's many offices.