As a result, the transformation of the palace was very prestigious and important for contemporary generations, but also for future generations, who will continue to visit the palace. With that in mind, the task was to take the palace back to a more original expression in addition to creating a suitable and modern residence for Denmark's future royal couple.
Frederik VIII’s Palace
- Slots- og Ejendomsstyrelsen
- Erik Einar Holms Tegnestue
- Architect collaboration
- Amalienborg Slotsplads, Copenhagen
- 2004 - 2010
- 4.500 m²
Our approach to the renovation and modernisation of the palace emphasised authenticity and the story of the many architectural eras. To find and reveal the many layers of history that the palace has and then stress and emphasise the many building historic features of the palace. We succeeded in transforming the palace into a modern home with functional working spaces that integrate contemporary functions without damaging the building historic features, rather emphasising and nurturing these features. The task included partly the interior space and partly the exterior renovation, an integrated art project focussing on the interaction between art and architecture as well as update of the gardens.
The crown prince couple helped select ten leading, young Danish contemporary artists for the inspirational art project, which to a high degree contributed to giving the palace a contemporary touch. For Arkitema, the task also included assistance to the crown prince couple with the interior decoration of the palace.