MUSEUM OF COPENHAGEN STORMGADE 18

Demolition work in the basement of Stormgade 18. This is the future school classroom and workshop

Demolition work in the basement of Stormgade 18. This is to be the future school classroom and workshop of The Museum of Copenhagen.       Photo: LETH & GORI

Construction has started on the new Museum of Copenhagen.

The ongoing demolition work is revealing the building’s hidden layers of history in an archeological process where building gems and stories belonging to the house are slowly beeing excavated.
We feel the presence of architect Hans J. Holm – almost as if the building works as a time machine.

The Museum of Copenhagen is moving to Stormgade 18 where the museum re-opens in 2018. The new location close to other museums and cultural institutions will bring about new opportunities for co-creation and cooperation.
The project also includes the renovation and transformation of the neighbouring building in Stormgade 20 that will house office and workshop spaces for the entire organisation of History and Art (Historie og Kunst) under the City of Copenhagen.
On the top floor of number 20 we build a new roof floor with cantina and roof terrace allowing views of the Copenhagen skyline.

Together with our partner Rørbæk og Møller, LETH & GORI leads the entire design team and construction management on site. The project is the result of a year-long and inspiring design process in close collaboration with The Museum of Copenhagen, Copenhagen City Archives (Københavns Stadsarkiv), The City of Copenhagen – Kultur- og Fritidsforvaltningen and Byggeri København.

We look forward to collaborate with the main contractor Skou Gruppen and sub-contractors amongst who we find the building smith company Schaebel and painting company C. Møllmann & Co. who both actually took part in the construction of the original building in 1894
– what a celebration of continuity!

See more here: Museum of Copenhagen
And here: Historie og Kunst

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Elevator lobby break through. Photo: LETH & GORI

A beautiful granite column sees the light again after years hidden behind a gypsum board wall

A beautiful granite column sees the light again after years beeing hidden behind a gypsum board wall. Photo: LETH & GORI

And is protected again until handing over of the  the building work to The Museum of Copenhagen

…and is covered again for protection until the handing over of the the building to The Museum of Copenhagen.Photo: LETH & GORI

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1st floor corridor. Photo: LETH & GORI

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1st floor permanent exhibition space. Photo: LETH & GORI

 

 

School classroom

School classroom. Photo: LETH & GORI

Excavation work preparing for a new floor construction

Excavation work preparing for a new basement floor construction. Photo: LETH & GORI

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Elevator lobby. Photo: LETH & GORI

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Wardrobe for the future school classroom. Photo: LETH & GORI

 

 

The Grand Hall

The Grand Hall. Photo: LETH & GORI

North wing, 1st floor

North wing, 1st floor. Photo:LETH & GORI

Temporary exhibition space

Temporary exhibition space. Photo: LETH & GORI

Central staicase

Central stair case. Photo: LETH & GORI

Café space

Café space. Photo: LETH & GORI

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1896 tag. Electrician Erik Larsen. Photo: LETH & GORI