Copenhagen Gallery

Bispebjerg Bakke

A collaborative venture in a class of its own has been completed at Bispebjerg Bakke, just opposite Bispebjerg Hospital.

The sculptor Bjørn Nørgaard used music as his point of departure when he modeled the first version of the building in clay, noting, "If it cannot be modeled, it should not be built."

Art was all-important and has given the project an organic and original design that makes the completed complex look like a sculpture. The complex comprises two buildings that wind like a serpent through the grounds. The buildings have three or four stories, with a tower-like expansion in places that rises to eight stories. The goal was to demonstrate that good craftsmanship can compete with today's industrialized building. Windows are made of wood and aluminum, roofs of zinc or copper. Both red and yellow bricks were used, referring to the classical blocks of apartments in the Nørrebro quarter, where red was used on the street and yellow on the court.








Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014