In the central courtyard =
|Design and construction|
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.
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
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.
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