Dutch Quarter Houses, Copenhagen Property, København, Christianshavn Photos, Development
Dutch Quarter : Copenhagen Housing
Christianshavn Buildings: New Housing in south Copenhagen, Denmark
page updated 2 Sep 2016
Dutch Quarter Housing Copenhagen
Location: southwest Copenhagen, between Copenhagen airport and the city centre
The ‘Dutch Quarter in Copenhagen was created by the Friesian town planner Johan Semp, who was summoned to Denmark in 1616 by King Christian IV. The King’s grand plans envisaged an independent market town where trade would flourish. Semp reclaimed land and laid out streets, squares and plots for merchant’s houses, creating the quarter that came to be known as Christianshavn.
The street called Strandgade in Christianshavn still shows how the original merchant’s houses were built of brick and decorated with fine sandstone details. The finest gate on the street stands in front of the house of Admiral Cort Sivertsen Adeler.
Sluseholmen, South Docks / Sydhavnen
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Architecture in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Architecture Designs – chronological list
Ørestad City housing – Plot Architects:
Building photo 27 Aug 2006 © Adrian Welch
Danish Architecture – Ny Havnen Arkitektur i København
Dutch housing Copenhagen – Building Photos © adrian welch / isabelle lomholt
Ørestad City masterplan architects – Daniel Libeskind
Copenhagen Building News – Selection
Vartov Square, Copenhagen : Hackett Hall McKnight Architects
picture from architects
Cirkelbroen Copenhagen : Olafur Eliasson
image : Olafur Eliasson
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Dutch Quarter Housing – page