The Naval Mine Warehouse – NOMA
The listed naval mine warehouse Søminedepotet and the areas surrounding it on Christianshavn’s Ramparts have been rebuilt to accommodate Restaurant NOMA. Elgaard Architecture was NOMA’s adviser throughout the entire process and made a conservation plan prior to the start of the project.
Transformation of listed naval mine warehouse into gourmet restaurant
BIG, Studio David Thulstrup, Piet Oudolf, Thing & Brandt and NT Consulting
An Explosive Past
The former naval mine warehouse is located on Christianshavn’s Ramparts at the far end of Christiania between Charlotte Amalie’s Bastion and Frederik’s Bastion and was part of the defense works at Holmen from the 1700s onwards. Originally, it was a naval magazine for charged mines and therefore located far from the city.
From Mines to Model Workshop
The naval mine warehouse was used as a model workshop by the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, and prior to the transformation into Restaurant NOMA it was also a playground for creative graffiti artists.