Restoration and renovation of Havnegade 5

Abstract icon Danmarks Nationalbank's building at Havnegade in Copenhagen will be undergoing major and necessary restoration and renovation work, which is expected to take several years. The aim is to future-proof the building – as part of our cultural heritage and as a workplace.

Danmarks Nationalbank's building at Havnegade in Copenhagen will be undergoing major and necessary restoration and renovation work. The project is expected to take several years, and the bank's employees will therefore be transferred to other locations during that period.

The iconic building that houses Danmarks Nationalbank was designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and constructed between 1965 and 1978. In 2009, the building was designated by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces as a preservation-worthy building due to its architectural and cultural historical values.

The building is part of our cultural heritage, and as the owner of the building, Danmarks Nationalbank must protect the architecture and preserve the cultural heritage for posterity.

The project involves restoration and maintenance work as well as future-proofing the building, thereby ensuring that it is properly protected against the wind and the weather for many years to come. At the same time, the interiors must be updated to meet the requirements of a modern and flexible workplace. The adaptations are being made with respect for Arne Jacobsen's architecture and in close dialogue with the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces.

This is the largest and most complex construction project since the building was originally built. Experts believe that the work is necessary to extend the life of the building. Surveys have shown that many materials and installations have come to the end of their useful lives, while other parts of the building need replacing.

Marble and glass façades need replacing, a PCB clean-up must be performed, and fire safety, the layout of the building and the indoor climate are in need of improvement.

The work will affect our neighbours and immediate environment. We will do our utmost to avoid any inconvenience, be open and provide all necessary information well in advance.

Questions and answers

Danmarks Nationalbank receives a lot of questions about the project. The answers to the most frequently asked questions can be seen below.

 Questions and answers

Didn't find the answer to your question? Write us, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Press contact:
Journalists seeking information about the project are welcome to contact the press advisor Ole Mikkelsen at, ph. +45 2630 9655.

Project management:
Specific and technical questions about the project can be directed at Head of Section Ann-Pia Puggaard at, ph. +45 2162 0114.

Temporary domicile

As of September 2020, Danmarks Nationalbank's employees relocated to Langelinie Allé 47, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, where a building has been rented from ATP Ejendomme. This will serve as Danmarks Nationalbank's temporary domicile during the renovation of Havnegade.