In 1954-58, the insurance company Baltica erected a completely modern building at Bredgade 40 in central Copenhagen, designed by the architect Svenn Eske Kristensen (1905-2000). Baltica used to own the 18th-century neighbouring Bernstorff’s Mansion. The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education currently has its offices at Bredgade 40, which upon their relocation later in 2020 will be refurbished and developed by Elgaard Architecture for the real estate company Jeudan. The building will thus regain its 1950’s interiors and its many original details.
Reconstruction and renovation
Sweco Danmark A/S
Bredgade 40, 1260 København K
A House with a Starring Role
The modern office property in Bredgade 40 in central Copenhagen had a starring role in the Danish cult film about the ship “Martha” from 1967. The film was directed by Erik Balling and had a whole string of well-known Danish actors as cast. In the 1950’s interiors of the property now to be restored, the film’s shipowner O.P. Andersen and his staff had their offices.