Hansen Mansion

The (A. N.) Hansen Mansion (Danish: A. N. Hansens Palæ) is a Neoclassical town house in the Frederiksstaden neighbourhood of central Copenhagen, Denmark. Completed in 1835 to designs by Jørgen Hansen Koch, it now houses a fashion innovation centre.

Hansen Mansion
Hansens Palæ
The facade on Bredgade with the Eastern District Court seen to the far right
General information
Architectural styleNeoclassical
LocationFrederiksstaden, Copenhagen
CountryDenmark
Coordinates55.685583°N 12.590875°E / 55.685583; 12.590875
Construction started1835
Completed1836
ClientA. N. Hansen
Design and construction
ArchitectJørgen Hansen Koch

History

The house was built in 1835 to designs by Royal Master Builder Jørgen Hansen Koch for A. N. Hansen.

After A.N. Hansen's death in 1873, his eldest son, Alfred Hansen, owned the house until 1893. Later the building served as head office for the insurance company Fjerde Søforsikring.

Architecture

The mansion consists of two floors and a cellar. The main facade on Fredericiagade is five bays long while nine bays face Bredgade. It is designed in a strict Late Neoclassical style which is probably inspired by Karl Friedrich Schinkel's buildings in Berlin.[1]

The building was listed in Class B in 1939.[2]

KICK

The building now houses KICK, an innovation centre for collaboration between the European and Chinese fashion industry. It was opened in May 2013 as a collaboration between Kopenhagen Fur and Danish Fashion and Textile.[3][4]

References

  1. "Fredericiagade 21-25" (in Danish). indenforvoldene.dk. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  2. "Sag: Hansens Palæ" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  3. "Dansk mode åbner nyt kraftcenter med fokus på Kina" (in Danish). Kopenhagen Fur. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  4. "Nyt kraftcenter for mode fokuserer på Kina" (in Danish). Dansk Mode & Textil. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
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