Danish Architecture Guide

Abel Catrine's Institution

The symmetrical, four-winged construction is built in red brick with baroque inspired details. It was one of the first buildings in the city to herald the national romantic currents at the turn of the century. An architectural style that is furthermore characterised by making the building's construction the leading principle of the facade design. In this building this means that behind large windows there are large rooms, and behind small windows small rooms. 
The institution was built in replacement of a demolished institution in Dronningens Tværgade, which Abel Catrine Messing had left for charitable purposes. The building was listed for protection in 1980.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014