Danish Architecture Guide

The Oxen Hall

Øksnehallen is the main structure of the symmetrical complex in Den Brune Kødby (The Brown Meat Market - Copenhagen's cattle market). The hall is situated in a large courtyard framed by low wings. It is a large and finely detailed structure of cast iron and timber with a characteristic shed roof. Until 1960 the hall served as a trading place for live cattle. In 1993 an extensive renovation programme was initiated, and in connection with the European Capital of Culture 96 event the hall was inaugurated as an exhibition hall.

Den Brune Kødby was built in 1901 from drawings by the city architect Ludvig Peter Fenger modelled on the Cattle Market in Dresden.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014