Botanisk Institut, Copenhagen

The old roof was dismantled. Carpenter/carpenter reviewed the roof and had lays and rafters renovated. Installation of new roof begins. There were many injuries, many of them were also discovered in time. So we didn’t find any house sponge. Only a few insignificant, which were removed. Then the skiffs and frames for windows (in copper) were built up. Here they are ready for glarmester. The old stern edge. Here you can see the new stern. The solution was carried out in such a way that there is ventilation to the underneath all the way, and at the same time the cover belongs to the flat roof, not with the stern tape itself. Another fun detail was the transition from the roofing roof to the oblique roof. A solution was developed here which means that today you do not have to dismantle the copper ornamental edge, but “only” have to dismantle the copper surface on which the roof top is glued. Here you can see the old solution. Here you can see the new solution. It was not wanted to have changed the view from the street after the renovation, so that edges were produced on a large scale. There was a need for a lot of thinking. The carpenter had bought Velux windows to be covered in copper. Velux did not have covers at the time in copper. So we did the covers ourselves. A window is ready to be mounted. A total of 47 skylights and 16 openable windows were covered. Everything was produced in our workshop on site. Here the finished result is seen up close. Beautiful looking the building looks like when you come from Gothersgade and look up at the building So beautiful was the finished result. From the garden side. In connection with the Botanical Garden, the Botanical Institute is located and provides all teaching for botany ect. We were summoned by the then Royal Building Inspector Bretton Meyer. The task was first to refurbish the roof. However, when the scaffolding was in place, we found that the roof was in a much worse condition than expected and examined. When one immediately saw the roof it was nice, but wherever we picked up the roof, there were injuries. Especially the skylights and stern edge were badly included.

University of Copenhagen
Bretton Meyers Tegnestue, Kjartan Lauring