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Design for Disassembly

Location Copenhagen, Denmark Year 1860 and 2014 Owner 3XN Architects Interior 3XN Architects Size 2,000m2

3XNs transformational renovation of a historic and listed canon boat sheds on Holmen in Copenhagen has resulted in a spectacular new environment for the Copenhagen branch. The waterfront offices dates from 1826 and was originally used by the Royal Danish Navy for the repair and storage of military gunboats in Holmen From 1690 to 1993, Holmen had served as the navy’s base, but after its departure, the area, not far from the Copenhagen Opera House, began to turn into a cultural enclave. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts schools and educational facilities for theatre and music are now located there, and the black stained wooden gunboat sheds are being renovated and leased to assorted businesses in fields such as media, advertising, and architecture. In 2006, five of the sheds where ravaged by fire, leaving only a few structural elements and some of the brackets. The sheds were then rebuild using the traditional joints and brackets — all visible and following many of the principles of design for disassembly.

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