Frederik VIII's Mansion

The renovation and modernisation of Frederik VIII's Mansion encompasses internal and external refurbishment, an integrated art project that focuses on the interplay between the art and the architecture, as well as a renewal of the gardens. Following its renovation and modernisation, the Royal Palace will provide a modern and forward-looking setting for the private residence of the Crown Prince and Princess, with associated representative and administrative functions.

The task imposes obligations and demands great care, as Frederik VIII's Mansion is part of the royal palace of Amalienborg, one of the finest examples of rococo architecture in Denmark. The palace complex consists of four mansions surrounding an octagonal space.

Arkitema bears the chief responsibility for the renovation process as total consultant, assisted by a team of advisers composed of Erik Einar Holm architects and the Rambøll engineering company. Besides bearing the architectural responsibility for the renovation, Arkitema, together with chief of court Per Thornit, gallery owner Mikael Andersen and museum director Poul Erik Tøjner, are also playing an advisory and co-ordinating role in the preparation and implementation of the art project. A number of leading young Danish contemporary artists have been invited to integrate their works into the mansion and reinterpret the gardens. The selection of the artists was undertaken in close consultation with the Crown Prince and Princess.

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