Old City Hall (Aalborg)

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Aalborg Old City Hall
Aalborg Gamle Rådhus
Old City Hall (Aalborg).jpg
Old City Hall view from Gammeltorv
General information
Architectural style Baroque
Location Aalborg, Denmark
Country Denmark
Coordinates 57°02′53.65″N 09°55′14.62″E / 57.0482361°N 9.9207278°E / 57.0482361; 9.9207278
Construction started 1757
Completed 1762
Owner Aalborg Municipality
Design and construction
Architect Daniel Popp

The Old City Hall at Gammeltorv Aalborg, Denmark, was built in 1762 and served as city hall until 1912. It is located at Gammeltorv and is now only used for ceremonial and representative purposes.

Building[edit]

The city hall was built by master builder Daniel Popp, who had moved to Aalborg from Copenhagen, and was modelled on Johan Conrad Ernst's City Hall there, which was later completely destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire of 1795.[1] This was a specific requirement from Iver Holck, the county governor (amtmand) at Aalborghus.

Designed in the Late Baroque style, the building consists of two storeys and a cellar under a black-glazed tile roof. The yellow-washed facade is decorated with white pilasters and a frontispiece featuring the Danish coat of arms and a bust of King Frederick V. His motto, Prudentia et Constantia, is also seen above the main entrance.[2] The well-preserved door is a local example of the Rococo style. The building was listed by the Danish Heritage Agency in 1918.[3]

Current use[edit]

The Old City Hall is today only used for wedding ceremonies and representative purposes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aalborg Gamle Rådhus". arkark.dk. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Aalborg Rådhus" (in Danish). VisitAalborg. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Sag: Ålborg gamle Rådhus". Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 

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