Holmen’s Canal and Danske Bank’s HQ
For Jeudan A/S, Elgaard Architecture has made a strategy plan for the development of Danske Bank’s headquarters in Copenhagen and the surrounding area, which aims at using 80 % of the existing area largely as it is, while the remaining area will be developed for new functions such as for instance a conference centre in Erichsen’s Mansion – Danske Bank’s former headquarters. Elgaard Architecture has proposed that the facades be opened in some of the buildings to be adapted as food shops, café, restaurant and the like.
History Is On the Loose in Laksegade
The properties at Holmens Kanal 2-12 and those in nearby Laksegade, Asylgade, Vingårdsstræde and Bremerholm constitute a unique area in Copenhagen, the building history of which dates back to the 1700s. The entire area was ravaged by the Great Fire of 1795, and the area’s oldest structures originate from the time of the reconstruction immediately after the fire.
Over a number of years, the office blocks by Holmens Kanal have developed into a large workplace for 2.200 employees, consisting of 40.000 m2, a well-functioning infrastructure and a high maintenance level. The area’s listed buildings present a very high historic value and are expected to have great value as iconic leases due to their unique combination of location and quality.