Marienlyst Castle, Helsingør

Client: Helsingør Municipality
Adviser: Orbicon, Bo Christiansen and Architect Bente Lange
Conducted: 2011-2012

Toft Copper participated in a public tender for the renovation of the castles copper roof, and won the bidding process.

This castle is owned by Helsingør Municipality, who has owned the buildings since 1851. Bo Christiansen from Obicon and architect Bente Lange designed the project in such way so the renovation for posterity will look authentic.

The assignment

After we had secured the public contract, Brian Toft met with Bo Christiansen to make a game plan. But as it often happens, we are not the only ones working on the roof. The woodworks were carried out as traditional wood-deck for copper roofing; the carpenters really did a great piece of work. Our work intertwined with the mason company Øens Murefirma and with Rubin Stuk, the stucco company. At one point we were all a bit worried that we wouldn’t manage to be ready before deadline. When Helsingør Municipality didn’t want to sell the castle anyway, the deadline was changed so we could complete the beautiful work on the roof.

Bo Christiansen www.orbicon.dk

Bente Lange Architect www.bentelange.dk