Architecture: classicism, historicism and modernism

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Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Too modern for many people

Against the wishes of the architect, the building was covered in Greenland marble, as the client…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Escalators for modern travellers

Vesterport Station was built in 1934 and reflected the newest trends. The stations were built…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

International modernism in Copenhagen

Arne Jacobsen's modernistic hotel was built using the newest techniques. The glass facades…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Town planning to keep peers with peers

The Marselisborg district forms an offshoot of the Frederiksbjerg district. Frederiksbjerg was…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

A miracle cure

Signe suddenly began seeing things and calling out for Jesus when she was in service. The family…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

A courageous funeral cortege

Bispebjerg hospital became the centre for treating and protecting resistance fighters and Jews…

Steffen Elmer Jørgensen
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Steffen Elmer Jørgensen

Going for gold

When work on the Great Belt fixed link's east bridge began in 1987, at 1,624 metres, the span …

Mette Høj
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Mette Høj

Middle class ball

" In his book Livsens Ondskab, writer Gustav Wied recreates the atmosphere in the ballroom of…

Axel Harms
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Axel Harms

King's mysterious musicians

In 1634, King Christian IV received the French envoy, Le Comte d'Avaux, who had been…

Axel Harms
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Axel Harms

All fired up over rococo furniture

In the summer of 1716, Tsar Peter the Great and Queen Catharina arrived in Copenhagen. They had…

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