Himmelhaven – Ordrupgaard

Client: The Agency for Culture and Palaces
Type of contract: Turnkey
Contract sum: DKK 54 mio.
Construction period: 2018-2020
Engineer: COWI /IS


Underground museum expansion
The consortium, Barslund and Juul&Nielsen were responsible for the execution of a new extension to Ordrupgaard, called Himmelhaven. The extension is a partially underground facility, which is being added to the existing museum building. The main project included the execution of underground exhibition halls of which approx. 1,390 m² is underground and 168 m² is above ground. At the museum’s former main entrance, an existing building of approx. 258 m² was torn down.

Concrete work and installations
The project included an injection molding of approximately 1,800 m³ of concrete. Establishment of two elevator towers, delivery and installation of two prefabricated staircases as well as two incision molded escape routes, and delivery and installation of approx. 850 m² of hollow deck and construction of an approx. 400 m² composite deck.

Earth, wiring and sheet piling work
As the excavation and sheet piling was carried out closely by existing buildings, there were high demands on the safety of the execution and compliance with the threshold values. Here, Barslund’s design department was responsible for the design of the project.

Collaboration focusing on savings
During the start-up phase, the consortium entered workshops with developers in order to find efficiencies and savings on the project. This meant, among other things, an increased focus on digging with plants rather than a complete sheet pile construction pit.

Throughout the project, it was necessary to maintain a high level of communication and information as a result of the many different contractors and building processes that depended on each other. In addition, consideration should be given to the realization of the energy project covered by the project.

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