Kastrup Værk

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Kastrup Works
Kastrup Værk
Kastrup Værk 1.JPG
In the central courtyard =
General information
Architectural style Baroque
Country Denmark
Coordinates 55°38′12″N 12°39′15″E / 55.63667°N 12.65417°E / 55.63667; 12.65417
Construction started 1738
Completed 1749
Owner NCC
Design and construction
Architect Jacob Fortling

Kastrup Værk (English: Kastrup Works) was a pottery and tile works in Kastrup, now a suburb of Copenhagen, on the Danish island of Amager.


Kastrup Værk depicted by an unknown artist in 1730

Kastrup Værk was founded around 1750 by Jacob Fortling, a German sculptor who had emigrated to Denmark in 1729 and established a successful career as Royal Master Builder in Copenhagen. As one of several operators, he was granted rights to extract limestone on Saltholm, a smaller island in Øresund otherwise mainly used for summer grazing, and built an extensive complex of buildings between 1749 and 1753. Constructed on reclaimed land, it included a lime plant, a tile works and a faience factory as well as a main building and gate houses.[1]

Fortling died in 1761 and the plant was sold in 1763. The new owners continued operations until 1777, when it was sold once more and converted for other uses. For a while, in the 19th century, it was used as a brewery.

Kastrup Værk today[edit]

Most of the buildings still exist today. It was renovated from 2006 to 2008 and turned into a mixture of residential units and offices. The location now lies between Copenhagen Airport and Amager Beach Park.

The renovated buildings will be part of a larger redevelopment of the site, known as Scanport, will convert the old harbour into a marina and add a number of modern office buildings and hotel facilities. The masterplan for the area has been made by schmidt hammer lassen.[2]

The new national Danish aquarium, The Blue Planet, is located on a neighbouring site. Construction began in September 2010 and it was completed in 2013.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kastrup Værk". Skanska. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Skanska Øresund klar til at søsætte havneprojekt". Berlingske. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Spaden er sat i jorden til Den Blå Planet". Realdania. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 

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