Welcome Niels P. Hansen

We are very pleased that Niels P. Hansen per. June 1, 2019, has joined our professional team at Elgaard Architecture. Niels’ competencies as constructing architect within both design and construction site management will strengthen the design capacity and agility of our studio on projects of all scales.

The Carlsberg Academy. Refurbishment of the vestibule is completed.

For the Carlsberg Foundation, Elgaard Architecture has conducted a number of internal refurbishments at Carlsberg Academy, the former Honorary Residence, which brewer J.C. Jacobsen built for himself and his family in 1847-53 (the main building) and 1876-78 (the Pompeii conservatory).

So far, the refurbishment includes 4 sanitary rooms with anterooms as well as cloakroom, vestibule, and hall. The original color scheme has been restored, marbled as well as tared surfaces have been reestablished. In addition, new stone floors are laid. Lighting and design of new fixtures have been executed by designer Marianne Tuxen.

Currently, Elgaard Architecture handles the refurbishment of the villa’s two conservatories, The Winter Garden and Pompeii. In addition, a comprehensive colour archaeological study of the entire ground floor is carried out.

H.M. the Queen visits the construction site at Land of Legends

This week, the project regarding the recreation of the King’s Hall in Sagnlandet Lejre (Land of Legends) had a special and unofficial, private visit by Her Majesty the Queen who is the protector of Sagnlandet Lejre. The Queen was very enthusiastic about the project and took the time to visit the construction site and meet the many dedicated enthusiasts who have joined forces to realise the big project about the recreation of the impressive King’s Hall from the 700s. Elgaard Architecture is client consultants on the project, which is supported by the A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal and by the Augustinus Foundation.

Photo: Ole Malling / Sagnlandet Lejre

Elgaard Architecture expands its partner- and management team

Julian Jahn and Mikael Schilling become associate partners at Elgaard Architecture.

“It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Julian Jahn and Mikael Schilling have been appointed associate partners at Elgaard Architecture and hence part of the company’s daily management team”, says CEO Pernille Mårtensson. “Julian and Mikael possess the professional skills and in-depth competencies we need in the further development of our practice. They have both been with us for a number of years, and they play a central role in strengthening the company’s strategic focus within the preservation and development of the built cultural heritage.”

Director of customers and projects, Peder Elgaard, also sees the appointment as an important part of the company’s strategic development: “Julian and Mikael are very professional and show high quality in their work. They both have strong design skills as well as process- and project management competencies – qualities we value highly in our daily work with creating aesthetic, functional and long-lasting solutions. With Julian and Mikael in the management team, our operational capacities will be consolidated, and this will benefit our ambitions to strengthen our relations with existing clients and collaborators as well as our ability to realise the great potential within our core strategic areas in general.”

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Majestic opening of Abu Dhabi’s oldest heritage site

Elgaard Architecture congratulates the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Department for Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi with the majestic re-opening of the Qasr Al Hosn as Abu Dhabi’s cultural heart. Having provided restoration consultancy to CEBRA on the refurbishment of the Cultural Foundation Building and its close proximities, we are proud to be part of the great team bringing this keystone project to life.

Read more about the project here

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Welcome Bo Jørgensen

We are very pleased to welcome technical designer Bo Jørgensen as part of our team at ELGAARD Architecture. Bo has many years of experience within the built heritage, and his competences will strengthen our capacity on projects of all scales.

Prequalification for Hofteatret, Copenhagen

In a team with COWI A / S, Elgaard Architecture has prequalified for the conservation and refurbishment of the listed Hofteater (Royal Court Theatre) at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen. We look forward to the collaboration!

Invitation to competition for a new Art Centre in Aalborg

Elgaard Architecture, in a team with BIG, has been invited to participate in the competition for the new Art Centre at De Danske Spritfabrikker (Danish Distillers’ factories) in Aalborg, Denmark. Elgaard Architecture and BIG have alreadey collaborated on several projects – most recently on the transformation of a listed former naval mine depot into the new NOMA restaurant on the rampart of Christianshavn in Copenhagen.
We look forward to collaborating on another great project.

Topping-out ceremony of Denmark’s largest Viking Hall

The wreath was raised, the house was tall, and the smiles were wide at the topping-out ceremony of the King’s Hall in Sagnlandet Lejre (Land of Legends in Lejre). The King’s Hall is a 1:1 reconstruction of Denmark’s largest Viking Hall from the 8th century, found in Gammel Lejre, close to Sagnlandet.

The project “The World of the Legend Kings” is supported by A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal with 65 million DKR and by Augustinus Foundation with 10 million DKR. The aim of the project is to give the visitors of Sagnlandet a sensuous experience of the pre-Christian life form of the Vikings, their world of thought and their understanding of nature in the same landscape, which formed a framework for their everyday lives 1,200 years ago.