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Nørrebrogade

N'rrebrogade

Nørrebrogade is the principal shopping street and a major thoroughfare of the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It runs from The Lakes in the southeast to Nørrebro station in the northwest, linking Frederiksborggade and Queen Louise's Bridge with Frederikssundsvej. The street passes Assistens Cemetery, Nørrebro Runddel and the Superkilen linear park. Buildings include the multipurpose venue Nørrebrohallen and two churches.

History

Nørrebrogade originates in the road that led in and out of Copenhagen's Northern City Gate. Few buildings were located along the road due to the so-called Demarcation Line enforced restrictions on the construction of buildings outside Copenhagen's fortifications. The road was built over after the demarcation line was moved to the lakes in 1952.

Notable buildings and residents

No. 27: The Sacrament Church

Alderstrøst (No. 9) was built by Håndv ærkerforeningen in 1860 - 1862 to provide affordable housing for old craftsmen. The Neoclassical building was designed by Theodor Sørensen. It was later followed by another housing complex by the same name on Nørre Allé.[1]

The Sacrament Church (No. 27), located as a point de vue opposite Fælledvej, is a Roman Catholic church. It was consecrated in 1917.

Rud. Rasmussen's furniture workshop (No. 45) was established at the site in the 1870s and is still active in the manufactureing of many Danish furniture classics. The complex consists of a residential building on Nørrebrogade from 1895, a factory building facing Stengade from 1876 and a factory building with Mansard roof from 1911 designed by Alfred Thomsen in the courtyard.[2] The complex was declared a Danish Industrial Heritage Sites in 2007 and was listed in 2008.[3]

No. 191: St. Stephen's Church

The Gracedigger's House (No. 67) was built in 1805 by Jens Bang. The building was listed in 1959.[4] KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology's Empire Campus (No. 66), which is located opposite the cemetery, was established in 2011-2013. It us partly based in a complex of old, industrial buildings which were adapted for their current use by Bertelsen & Scheving Arkitekter.[5]

The apartment building Uranienborg (No. 168) is from 1902 and was designed by Anton Rosen. The Functionalist Zøllnerhus (No. 174-176) is from 1934-1936 and was designed by Charles I. Schou and Erik Kragh. It was listed in 2006.[6]

Completed in 1874 to design by Ludvig Knudsen, St. Stephen's Church (Mo. 191) was the second church N'rrebro. No. 198 is the former headquarters of the Danish, machine factory and iron foundry A/S Atlas. The building was designed by Alfred Thomsen. A painted advertisement for Atlas refrigerators is still seen on the gable of No. 200.

Nørrebrohallen (No. 208) is a former carriage house which is now used as a multi-purpose venue.

Public art

A gable facing Ravnsborggade features a large mural of a girl on a bicycle. It was painted by the Finnish-Danish painter Seppo Matinens in the 1990s.

Om the wall to Assistens Cemetery is Jørgen Haugen Sørensen's sculpture The Angular Ones support, and the Smooth Ones Slip from 1984.[7] On Aksel Larsens Plads stands Bjørn Nørgaard's sculpture A Farewell To Arms from 2009.[8]

Transport

Nørrebro station at the north end of the street is located on the S-train system's Ring Line. It will also be home to one of the stations on the under construction City Circle Line of the Copenhagen Metro. Another City Circle Line station will be located at Nørrebro Runddel.

Bus line 5C runs through the street.

References

  1. ^ "København, Nørrebrogade 9, Alderstrøst". arkark.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Sag: Assistens Kirkegårds Graverbolig" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  5. ^ "KEA Empire Campus, Københavns Erhvervsakademi". arkark.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Sag: Zøllnerhus" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  7. ^ "De kantede bær', og de glatte glider". kk.sites.itera.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Farvel til våbnene". kk.sites.itera.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 21 February 2015.

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