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!
We are pre-qualified for the restoration of Fasangården, Frederiksberg Garden
Teamed up with Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter and Edouard Troelsgård Consulting Engineers we have been pre-qualified for the restoration and refurbishment of Fasangården in Frederiksberg Garden, Copenhagen. The building owner, The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces, wishes to transform Fasangården, and its garden and courtyard, into an eatery/tea garden with associated external functions such as the dissemination of the property’s history, open artist workshops and a farm shop. Fasangården was built and expanded during the period 1724 – 1827. The main house interiors and plan are extremely worthy of preservation, and the house is perceived as an original, classical building, where no major changes have been made since 1828.
Welcome Julian Jahn
We are very happy that Julian Jahn has joined our team at ELGAARD Architecture. Julian comes from a position at Rubow Architects, and he is an accomplished technical project manager with extensive experience in both new and existing buildings. We look forward to collaborating!
Skagen Lighthouse inaugurated
After three years of extensive refurbishment and transformation, Skagen Lighthouse (The Grey Lighthouse) has now been inaugurated. Based on the identified heritage assets the listed lighthouse complex has been converted to a nature experience center and field station focusing on birds and bird migration. Elgaard Architecture has designed the building program and the program outline in close cooperation with Realdania Build as building owner and Nature Agency, Frederikshavn Municipality, Turisthus North and the Danish Ornithological Society as tenants and stakeholders.
Stenløse Vicarage: Refurbishment of a “Bedre Byggeskik”-building from 1923
The refurbishment of Stenløse Vicarage is completed. The building from 1923 has been carefully restored to its original expression. Click flooring, linoleum flooring and linoleum-covered stairs, thick-paned windows and narrow, wooden floorboards have been replaced with solid, soap-treated pine planks and new windows. Dark suspended wooden ceilings, 1980’s structured wall paper with several layers of glossy plastic paint have been removed, and all woodwork as well as the original lath and plaster walls and ceilings have been restored and painted. The colour scheme is based on the architectural paint research, but a lighter palette has been chosen for a more contemporary look.
Frederiksberg Church: First gallery has now been removed
At Frederiksberg Church the lower balcony – the so-called first gallery – has now been removed. The first gallery was added c 45 years after the church’s inauguration due to a shortage of seating, and its removal is one of the major interventions of the current restoration project. By removing the first gallery the church is brought back to a previous period, which functionally will improve the view to the altar and pulpit from the seating on ground floor. The intervention will also improve the amount of daylight within the church significantly, and strengthen its geometrical qualities and as well as its overall architectural expression.
Kommunehospitalet in Aarhus: Parallel assignment for a new masterplan
Teamed up with CF Møller, Elgaard Architecture participates in a parallel assignment for the Municipal Hospital in Aarhus. The assignment seeks proposals for a new master plan for the entire hospital area and its buildings, and the vision is to transform the complex into a campus integrated in the city, where the combination of faculties, business, housing, shops and public purposes creates a vibrant and attractive urban area. The area should be an integral part of Aarhus and the proposal should therefore also design a new infrastructure which connects the new campus to the University Park, Midtown, the Øgade-neighbourhood and Trøjborg.
The purpose of the parallel assignment is to describe how the vision can be realized in the special environment that Kommunehospitalet form, and to design a development plan which provides a framework for a district plan for the area.
Elgaard Architecture will be responsible for the elaboration of the conservation strategy and also devise proposals on how this can be implemented in the development project.
AART Architects and COBE Architects have also been invited to participate in the parallel assignment, which has Forskningsfondens Ejendomsselskab A/S (FEAS ) as client.
Blistrup Church has reopened after restoration
The project included both technical and architectural changes which not only yielded a more effective and energy efficient church but also had the intention to strengthen the church’s overall expression in a way that more clearly emphasizes church’s historic periods. A significant change has been the relocation of the font from the choir to the western part of the nave near the entrance, which reinstates the Romanesque church’s original layout.
Inauguration of Enghaveparken, Copenhagen
On September 3rd Enghaveparken in Copenhagen will be inaugurated. The celebration marks the completion of the restoration of the Arne Jacobsen’s pavilions.
Originally, the park had two ultra-modern stalls of glass and steel, flanking the main entrance, an archaic inspired concrete bandstand and two shelters in romantic style. All the small buildings were placed symmetrically around the park’s longitudinal axis. Unfortunately, the stalls were demolished in 1970 and only the pavilions and the bandstand preserved. These have now been restored.
The pavilions’ original functions as shelters and toilets have been reestablished, and the buildings have been brought back to their original, romantic expression with wooden shingles on the roof and verdigris, lime washed facades.
The bandstand, which is the park’s point-de-vue, has been clad with new natural travertine, as most of the original Faxe marble cladding had disintegrated over the years. The concrete of the dome, tribune floor and basement has been restored, and new stairs leading to the basement as well as perimeter drains have been established. In the basement the toilets have been reestablished, and central heating has been installed, so that the building can be kept frost-free.
Elgaard Architecture has completed the restoration works of the project which has Bente Lange Architects as a client advisor, and Eduard Troelsgård A / S as lead consultant.