It is an honour to announce that our architectural design of ‘Amaliegaarden’ in Copenhagen, yesterday, has been appointed the Danish award called “Hovedstadens Forskønnelsespris 2022” by ‘The Association for the Beautification of the Capital’. An award dedicated to project designs that have been built or renovated with solicitude.
“We are very pleased to receive this great appreciation, for Amaliegaarden where we have updated a beautiful building with a rich cultural heritage. In doing so we have made interventions to secure and enrich the materiality of the building and at the same time to connect the past and the future by adding new spaces and functions,” elaborates Poul Schülein, Partner and Business Area Manager at Arkitema.
Utilising five integrated design elements the existing interior and exterior of ‘Amaliegaarden’ has been given new life to create value in the long term:
1) With respect to the original plans, the room structure has been simplified.
2) Windows and exterior doors have been carefully repaired and painted.
3) New garden doors to the courtyard are designed and colored with respect to the existing ones.
4) To the greatest extent possible original carpentry equipment has been carefully restored and reused.
5) Interior doors are made as a modern interpretation of the original ones in solid pine.