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Unsentimental brickwork

The non-bearing brick-faced façade wall has prevailed and today we miss the structural logic that helped give the masonry of the past its rich expression. By following the structural rules of the brick-faced façade – can we give the masonry of today a richness in expression that can match the past? For Gottlieb Paludan Architects, this is a central, professional challenge.

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Prinsens Bro – a reinterpretation of the historic bridge

Prinsens Bro near Christiansborg Palace in central Copenhagen was originally built in 1682. The existing bridge from 1926 was in such a poor state of repair that saving it would have been an exercise in futility. Now, the bridge to the islet of Slotsholmen has reopened in a new and stronger version. With greater carrying capacity and improved safety, the newly constructed bridge will serve all types of traffic for many years to come.