Søtorvet
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Søtorvet

The Søtorv complex consists of four symmetrical blocks on each side of Frederiksborggade along the western side of Copenhagen’s Peblinge Lake. We carried out repairs of dry rot and mould in the roof and the crown on the north-eastern towers as well as a reinforcement of the roof structure. In addition, the existing, non-original copperplate flashings were reversed to zinc in order for the towers to regain their original appearance.

Facts

Year
2014-2015

Theme
Restoration and roof repairs

Client
Jeudan A/S

Partners
Øllgaard Rådgivende Ingeniører A/S

Søtorvet
Detail: Carpentry
Søtorvet
Detail: Zinc alterations
Søtorvet
The exterior of Søtorvet’s decorous flats resembles Parisian style.

French Historicism in Copenhagen
Søtorvet was erected in 1873-76 by the then municipal architect for Copenhagen, Ferdinand Meldahl, who was strongly inspired by French Historicism and therefore designed the buildings in 19th-century Neo-Renaissance style. The famous Danish actress Johanne Luise Heiberg lived in one of the flats from 1875 to her death in 1890.

Søtorvet
The buildings were the first to be built in this new area of Copenhagen which was laid out after the city ramparts were dismantled in 1870.