Kuglegården – the Naval Arsenal
The project aimed at creating a plan for the development and restoration of søarsenalet “Kuglegården” – the Naval Arsenal in Copenhagen – which was built in 1742. A development and restoration plan is crucial to ensure that the buildings are restored and future-proofed, so they can be used for business purposes in future, whilst amplifying the original characteristics of the baroque premises. The restoration and architectural approaches are based on the master builder Philip de Lange’s (c. 1700-1766) original ideas of the symmetry of the baroque, military premises.
Project proposal for the restoration and refurbishment of the Baroque premises, lead consultancy
Mogens de Linde Byggeselskab A/S
Eduard Troelsgård Rådgivende Ingeniører A/S, Center for Bygningsbevaring, Dansk Fæstningsinformation and Conservator Lene Gerd Larsen
Historic Premises with Artillery Past
Kuglegården was originally a magazine building for naval artillery, and its anchorage in the Baroque architectural ideal tells the story of a markedly symmetrical and well-proportioned facility with militaristic facades and an authoritative and unostentatious expression.
Particularly unique is the fact that ever since the construction of the property on the islands of Holmen in Copenhagen, the area has been solely in the possession of the Danish Armed Forces. Up until 2018, the property housed the Defence Command and the management of its administration. As the Defence Command moves out of the area, Kuglegården will be made available for civilian use.