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Nytorv Copenhagen, Denmark

Torv, København, Danmark: Strøget Public Realm – Urban Landscape Architecture

page updated 3 Sep 2016

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Civic / Court building in southwest corner
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View looking east from Nytorv down the Strøget
Torv København

This space is a public square in the centre of Copenhagen. Together with the adjoining Gammeltorv it forms a common space, today part of the Strøget pedestrian zone. The square is dominated by the imposing Neoclassical façade of the Copenhagen Court House, which from 1815-1905 also served as the City Hall.

Nytorv was created by Christian IV in 1610 when he cleared an area behind the City Hall in connection with his adaptation of the building in a Renaissance style. Nytorv thrived as a marketplace, as did Gammeltorv, which was located on the other side of the city hall. It was at Nytorv that the butchers carried out their work, while most of the sales took place at Gammeltorv.

Nytorv context : Strøget Copenhagen

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Hotel d’Angleterre renovation : C. F. Møller Architects
Hotel d'Angleterre
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Tivoli Gardens Hotel : Foster + Partners
Tivoli Gardens Hotel
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Vartov Square, Copenhagen : Hackett Hall McKnight Architects
Vartov Square
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