Since 1903 the City of Copenhagen has awarded beautiful buildings, urban planning and landscape architecture. This year the ELEPHANT HOUSE wins City of Copenhagen’s Architecture Award 2020. In the motivation the jury states: The building seems respectful to history, the use of ressources and most importantly; in the care it shows for the users. It is a very respectful transformation that beautifully balances the existing building and new elements. The dialogue between new architectural details, materials and color combinations and the historic spaces are extremely fine-tuned. A beautiful transformation with a richness in the architectural detailing. The ELEPHANT HOUSE is…


Topping out ceremony on the Elephant House for the Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health (CKSK). We are happy to celebrate the craftmanship and preservation of the original qualities of the historic building as well as the fine and dedicated craftsmanship of main contractor JAKON who are in charge of the construction work. The project is the first physical result of the new strategic partnership between Copenhagen City (Byggeri København) and Jakon, and – in this case, LETH & GORI as total consultants and architects. The beautiful former chapel is being transformed into an activity center and Men’s Shed run by the Centre.…


The Elephant House is coming back to life
The workmen are back in The Elephant House after a 120 years break. Demolition work has started and slowly the original beautiful double high spaces are revealed, illuminated from high clerestory windows. LETH & GORI are total consultants on the transformation work of the historic building for the Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health. The beautiful former chapel is to be transformed into an activity center and Men’s Shed run by the Centre. Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health offers different rehabilitation programmes that will make use of the planned new spaces for fitness and training, mindfullness, yoga, discussion groups, sessions and more. Collaborators are: Anders…


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