We were lead consultants to Frederiksberg Parish Council throughout the process of restoration and renovation of the interior of Frederiksberg Church. The church occupies an area of 685 m² and consists of a characteristic octagonal main building, which is integrated with the porch and sacristy. The assignment was won in an architectural design competition and was based on a main concept in which the later added lower gallery was removed and the historic church room restored.
Restoration and renovation of the church interior
Frederiksberg Parish Council
Gert Carstensen A/S, Kjell-P Entreprise A/S, Kunstkonserveringen
The Pulpit Altar
Frederiksberg Church is a Baroque church which was designed by the Dutch architect Felix Dusart and erected in 1733-1734. The characteristic pulpit altar was added in the 1750s. Pulpit altars are altars in which the pulpit is built into the altar wall, and they originate from Germany. They have been in use as far back as the Reformation.
Pulpit altars belong to the Protestant tradition in which they represent the two significant parts of the religious service, the sacrament and the preaching, joined together in the same place. In connection with the restoration of the church, the altar has been restored and climate-protected by conservators.
Improved Indoor Conditions
In addition to the significant effect of increased daylight intake, the removal of the lower gallery has enhanced the view towards the altar and the pulpit from the pews on the floor.
The acoustics have also been improved by adding acoustic surfaces and hiding these. In this way, the interior architecture of the room remains intact.
The church needed optimisation in terms of energy consumption and comfort. The heating system has therefore been upgraded to meet the needs of the congregation and support the indoor climate. The materials in the room require a certain amount of moisture to maintain longevity.