Gammel Dok (building)

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Gammel Dok
Danish Architecture Centre - Copenhagen.jpg
Gammel Dok seen from the Harbour
General information
Location Christianshavn, Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Coordinates 55°40′32.84″N 12°35′28.69″E / 55.6757889°N 12.5913028°E / 55.6757889; 12.5913028Coordinates: 55°40′32.84″N 12°35′28.69″E / 55.6757889°N 12.5913028°E / 55.6757889; 12.5913028
Completed 1882
Design and construction
Architect H. C. Scharling

Gammel Dok is a former warehouse located on the waterfront in the Christianshavn neighbourhood of Copenhagen, Denmark. It now houses the Danish Architecture Centre and the National Workshops for Art.

History[edit]

A ship in the dry dock in c. 1750, Royal Danish Naval Museum

Gammel Dok takes its name from Gammel Dok (en. Old Dock), Denmark's first dry dock which was located at the site from 1739 until 1919. It was built for De Forenede Oplagspladser og Værfter i Kjøbenhavn in 1882 to the design of the architect H. C. Scharling and extended with an extra floor around 1920.

The building was acquired by the Danish state in 1979. It was restored and adapted for use as an exhibition space by Erik Møller Architects ( Jens Fredslund) in 1985.[1]

Gammel Dok today[edit]

Gammel Dok houses the Danish Architecture Centre in the part of the building which faces the water. The other end of the building, towards Strandgade, houses the National Workshops for Art (da. Statens Værksteder for Kunst).

Gammel Dok seen from the south

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gammel Dok". indenforvoldene.dk. Retrieved 2010-01-04.

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