NOTE: DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SEE THE DIGITAL MODELS RIGHT NOW. The Library has a collection of almost 300 models, primarily of Danish architecture. The oldest are two models by C.F. Harsdorff from the end of the 18th century, one of which is a proposed sketch for the Marble Church, executed by the cabinet maker Jens Brøtterup. The majority of the models are from the second half of the 20 century by architects such as Arne Jacobsen, Henning Larsen, Mogens Lassen, KHR, D + W, Knud Munk, Erik Christian Sørensen or Karen and Ebbe Clemmensen, just to name a few. More
Architectural models are often better at presenting the visualisation of a building than drawings. They have often featured in exhibitions in museums in Denmark and abroad. But can also be made to the builder or as a working model for the company's own use.
How do I search?
Architecture models can be found through a search in the Library catalog. Since the majority are fragile and difficult to handle, it is not possible to inspect most of them. In order to make them available anyway, a big part of the models were photographed, most as 360 degree spin at high resolution.
Many of the models are photographed in a series of shots showing them from all sides. Some of the models are available in shots from a few angles. The digital versions is searched by pressing the orange box on the right.
How can I view the models?
A small number are permanently exhibited in our Study Room in Søborg.
C.F. Harsdorff’s monumental proposed sketch for the Marble Church from the late 1790s stands in the Reading Room at Nyhavn 2.