Restoration of Qasr al Hosn in Abu Dhabi

Providing restoration consultancy, Elgaard Architecture is working closely together with CEBRA, who was commissioned to reinstate the Qasr al Hosn Fort as Abu Dhabi’s cultural heart. The fort is located on a 400 x 400 m site and is the city’s oldest building. Qasr al Hosn began life in the 18th century as a coral and sea stone watchtower built by the Bani Yas tribes in Abu Dhabi. Its role was to command coastal trade routes and to protect the settlement that had grown up around the water sources they discovered on the island.

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“The Light and the Room” Arkitekten magazine has written about Elgaard Architecture’s restoration of Frederiksberg Church

Arkitekten has written about Elgaard Architecture’s “radical but respectful” restoration of Frederiksberg Church in Copenhagen.
Read the article here (in Danish): Lyset_og_Rummet_Arkitekten_02_2018


Topping-out ceremony at Restaurant NOMA

Yesterday, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated at the building site for the new Restaurant NOMA, which in February 2018 will reopen in a former sea mine depot – part of Copenhagen’s historic fortification line. Elgaard Archictecture is client advisor for NOMA being charge of the overall conservation values as well as the transformation of the sea mine depot into a state-of-the-art gourmet restaurant. New architecture is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).


We have prequalified for the Northern Side Wing, Det Gule Palæ, in Copenhagen.

Teamed up with Øllgaard Engineering Consultants A / S, Elgaard Architecture has prequalified for the assignment of restoring the Northern Side Wing to Det Gule Palæ, a yellow 18th. century mansion house, in Amaliegade, central Copenhagen. The building is part of the complex around Amalienborg Royal Castles, and is currently used by the administrative parts of the Royal Households. The current project is a comprehensive restoration which also includes the challenge of establishing a better flow and accessibility between the Side Wuilding and Det Gule Palæ.

In addition to Elgaard Architecture, Bertelsen & Scheving, KPF Architects, Rørbæk and Møller Architects, as well as Rønnow Architects are prequalified among a total of 15 applicants.

Welcome Henny Hafsteinsdottir

We are pleased to welcome Henny Hafsteinsdottir to our team at Elgaard Architecture, where her profile will strengthen our capacity in our efforts to preserve and develop our built heritage. Henny holds a Master’s degree in Architecture with a specialization in Cultural Heritage, Transformation and Restoration. Further, she is an educated process manager and has experience with user processes in both public and private sectors. We are looking forward to the collaboration!

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Welcome Wiebke Engels

Wiebke Engels has become part of our team at Elgaard Architecture. Wiebke’s competencies as construction manager with many years of experience within the field of restoration and transformation of listed buildings will strenghten our capacity and agility on projects of all scales. We are very happy to welcome Wiebke aboard!

We have prequalified for the Willemoesgade complex, Aarhus

In a team with Cebra Architecture and MASU Planning, ELGAARD Architecture has prequalified to participate in the parallel assignment for the transformation and development of the Willemoesgade complex at Trøjborg in Aarhus. The block, which was originally built as a brewery (Bryggeriet Trøjborg), and a cardboard box factory (Mammens Æskefabrik), will primarily be converted into housing, some of which will be social. A smaller part of the area will be laid out for business.

The 4 selected teams are:

  • AART in collaboration with E + N and SLA
  • CEBRA in collaboration with Elgaard Architecture and MASU Planning
  • Practice in collaboration with Erik Brandt Dam
  • WE, in collaboration with GivRum and Rikke Juul Gram, Schønherr and Lars Nikolaj Bock as consultants.

Reinauguration of Frederiksberg Church

Sunday, August 13th, Frederiksberg Church was reinaugurated after comprehensive restoration works conducted by Elgaard Architecture. The reinauguration was celebrated with a special festive service by the bishop of Copenhagen, Peter Skov-Jakobsen. The major intervention of the restoration has been to remove the first gallery, which was added c 45 years after its inauguration due to a shortage of seating. This intervention has restored the original geometry of the church space and improved the amount of daylight within the church significantly. Hence, the room now appears as a bright and welcoming framework for the parish’s activities and events.

Welcome Jørn Lien Jacobsen

We are very pleased to welcome Jørn as part of our team at ELGAARD Architecture, where his competencies and many years of experience as designing and constructing architect will strenghten our capacity on projects of all scales.

Elgaard Architecture wins client consultancy on Lyngby Town Hall

Teamed up with COWI A / S, ELGAARD Architecture has won the assignment as client consultant on the renovation of the Lyngby Taarbæk Municipality Town Hall, which also involves merging of the administrations. The modernist, marble clad town hall was designed by the architects Hans Erling Langkilde (1906-97) and Ib Martin Jensen (1906-79) and considered to be their main work, won in an architectural competition in 1938. We are looking forward to starting the project!