Copenhagen University Observatory
Renovation of listed Observatory
The facilities in the three-winged Observatory building in the Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen are being upgraded for research and teaching.
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Culture and Museums, Transformations, Culture
- 2022 - 2023
- University of Copenhagen
Paint analysis and space planning
The transformation and renovation team did thorough paint analysis which identified the original pigments and binding materials in the wall paints. In addition, the team studied the original drawings and traces in the building, to form a picture of the life lived and the way in which the colours have supported this.
Dissing+Weitling’s framework agreement on technical advice for the University of Copenhagen comprises renovation and upgrade of the Observatory Building's facilities.
In collaboration with a number of European universities, the new center will contribute to bringing Denmark in the lead within AI and using artificial intelligence to solve societal challenges via research and business collaboration.
The colours that are found on the ceilings, walls and woodwork are recorded and analysed.
The thorough renovation includes surfaces, floors, roofing, brickwork, painting and technical installation work in the basement, ground floor and first floor of the 667 square meter building. New kitchenettes and bathroom facilities will also be established.
On the outside, the facade's natural stone frieze and the dome will be renovated.
The historical building will keep its unique charme while at the same time meet new user needs.
The building was the center of astronomy for many years and functioned as residences for the Director and other staff. Today, the University of Copenhagen, the Department of Science Education, use the beautiful premises.
The listed building has a distinctive dome over the main entrance.