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!

Redevelopment of Søarsenalet, ”Kuglegården”, Copenhagen

For property developer company Mogens de Linde, Elgaard Architecture has carried out a restoration and redevelopment strategy as well as programming for Søarsenalet (Naval Arsenal), also known as Kuglegården, which is one of the finest examples of 18th century building complexes in Danish architectural history. Since it was built by architect and master builder Philip de Lange in the 1740’s, the complex has been the headquarters of the Defense Command Denmark, and hence a central part of the Armed Forces’ facilities in Copenhagen. By the end of 2017, Kuglegården will be reconfigured for commercial purposes, and thus the strategy ensures that the buildings will be restored and future-proofed in a manner that not only preserves but also enhances their historical and architectural values.

Elgaard Architecture wins competition for a new organ to Lyngby Kirke

Elgaard Architecture has won the invited competition for a new organ and organ gallery to Lyngby Kirke, north of Copenhagen. The concept design forms the basis for the detailed design of a new organ with 20 stops (voices). The parochial church council has stressed the importance of the new visual expression of the organ and organ gallery being either a complement or a qualified contrast to the church’s new altarpiece, created by sculptor Christian Lemmerz (see the altar here).

Transformation of Danish Distillers’ Works in Aalborg

For Realdania, in collaboration with BIG and Balslev Lindgaard, ELGAARD Architecture has carried out preliminary feasibility studies and programming of the listed Danish Distillers’ Works in Aalborg, Denmark. The individual buildings and the layout of the factory have been analysed to clarify where and how appropriate functions should be located within appropriate facilities with respect for the factory’s authenticity and bearing architectural and historical values. The project’s landmark created by Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno will be the artwork Cloud City, which consists of 68 glass cubes, each measuring 4.5 meters in diameter. When assembled, the artwork will reach a height of 30m. Visitors will be able to enter the artwork through the roof of one of the existing buildings on the factory.


We are prequalified to Lyngby City Hall

Teamed up with COWI A / S, ELGAARD Architecture has been prequalified for the assignment as client consultant on the renovation of the Lyngby Taarbæk Municipality Town Hall. The assignment also involves merging of the administrations.

Lyngby Town Hall, located in Kongens Lyngby north of Copenhagen, is the town hall of Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality. The town hall was built in 1939-1942 and was designed by architects Hans Erling Langkilde and Ib Martin Jensen. The modernist and characteristic, concave shaped building is clad in Greenlandic marble.

In total, five teams have been pre-qualified for the competition.

Opening of the new Experimentarium

On January 25, 2017 HRH Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the new Experimentarium in Hellerup. After temporarily having been situated in Copenhagen’s inner harbour for three years, Experimentarium has now moved back to its original, but expanded facilities in Tuborg Harbour.

The new Experimentarium has been expanded by nearly 10,000 m2 consisting of new exhibition spaces, better facilities for the public and better areas for employees in offices, development laboratories and workshops. In addition, a new 2000 m2 large exhibition terrace on the roof with views over Copenhagen will strengthen Experimentarium as an all-year attraction.

ELGAARD ​​Architecture has been client consultant for Experimentarium since its establishment in the Tuborg Breweries’ former bottling hall more than 25 years ago. In the context of the current expansion, which was designed by Cebra, we have been responsible for user collaboration processes in relation to the construction program, dialogue with foundations, development and implementation of the international architecture competition, as well as client advisor throughout the entire building process, from construction start to inauguration.

New employee: Maria Saxe Hansen

We are very happy that Maria Saxe Hansen has joined our team at ELGAARD Architecture. Maria holds a master in architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and comes from a position as advisor and architect at Lekolar Leika A/S.  We look forward to collaborating!

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