Transformation of the Quintus Battery
2012 - 2013

New of­fice in the old ma­chine hall

Architecture studio in the old industrial building

The old machine building, Building 11, was originally built by the Royal Navy in 1956. The building is listed and situated on Holmen by the overgrown ramparts of the old fortification of the city of Copenhagen. Vandkunsten Architects got the assignment to transform the structure to offices – our own. Despite the anonymous appearance the old industrial build has considerable architectural qualities which we have intended to maintain.

Green curtains

The fortifications as the back yard



Meeting rooms on top of a giant wooden book case

Project facts


Project name: Transformation of the Quintus Battery

Category:Commercial, Renovation

Client: Mogens de Linde Ejendomsselskab

Location: København

Gross area: 1.005

Date: 2012 - 2013

Status: Finished


Program: Transformation and renovation

Activity: Architecture and landscape

Job type: Commision

Construction system: Concrete and solid wood

Contact: Flemming Ibsen,

Project group: Kim Dalgaard, Thomas Nybo Rasmussen, Sigurd Vinde Akselsen


Architect: Vandkunsten

Landscape: Vandkunsten

Engineer: Moe

Contractor: Flere, ved Mogens de Linde Ejendomsselskab