We were lead consultants to Frederiksberg Parish Council throughout the process of restoring and renovating 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. As part of the project, all seats were optimised, the floors, lighting and the technical facilities replaced, and all surfaces refurbished and 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 church has since undergone numerous conversions and extensions, the most important ones being those in the 1750’s, 1780’s, 1864-65, 1874 and 1904.
The organ and the characteristic pulpit altar were added in the 1750’s. 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 and 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.
Frederiksberg Old Cemetery
Behind Frederiksberg Church, Frederiksberg Old Cemetery from 1732 is located. In the cemetery, a great number of persons who have stood out in Danish cultural history have found their final resting place. Architect Michael Gottlieb Bindesbøll, Golden Age painter Constantin Hansen, literary historian Knud Lyne and his wife Kamma Rahbek are among them.