Copenhagen Gallery

Ankeret / Camillo Eitzen House

A new and densely built-up quarter has grown up in Søndre Frihavn. Ankeret, also named Camillo Eitzen House, after its first owner, boldly facing the harbour entrance.

A new and densely built-up quarter has grown up in Søndre Frihavn. The placing of the latest office and housing block in the new area, right next to Kobbertårnet, has markedly increased this density.

Ankeret, like the adjacent Nordlyset, was designed by C.F.Møller, and despite the big difference between the two buildings, it is obvious that they are in careful harmony. Ankeret, also named Camillo Eitzen House after its first owner, stands solidly facing the harbour entrance.

Dynamic tiled facade

The area is exclusive, and the building is representative of that. It stands like a massive sculpture, connected to the ground but with an extremely dynamic tiled facade. Projections of half a metre make up the facade, adding to the building an exciting effect of shade and depth. The building is intersected by two passageways, which provide access to the courtyard space shared by residents and office workers. External signs of the two different functions of the building are few, the only exception being the projections from the top floors that serve as balconies for the residents.

Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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