Behind | 18.jan.2013

New Museum Garden to open in 2014

The SMK and the City of Copenhagen begin the year by building an entirely new staircase for the museum and commencing a major redesign of the Museum Garden.

Work on the new entrance area and garden began in January 2013. The project aims at creating a more vibrant, open garden and to improve access to the museum. All this means that in 2013 the museum entrance will not look its usual self, but even though the garden may be a mess the museum remains open as always. 

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The new Museum Garden – a green haven in the city

The garden – which covers approximately 7,500m², making it the size of the Copenhagen Rådhusplads (City Hall Square) – will be transformed from a traditional Baroque formal garden into a modern green haven full of grass-clad islands, large trees, and curving pathways. The new Museum Garden design was created by the Danish company Polyform Arkitekter in collaboration with the Dutch architectural firm Karres en Brands. 

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New staircase improves access to the museum

Concurrently with the redesign of the garden we also embark on building a new entrance area that will improve access to the museum, especially for families with children and the disabled. The new staircase will be a more integral part of the Museum Garden; it will become a place to sit, read, have coffee, or simply enjoy the view of the garden and city.

Would you like to hear more about the project?

You can hear representatives from the City of Copenhagen talk about the new garden project when the Director of the SMK, Karsten Ohrt, invites everyone to attend our New Year’s Reception. Attendance is free; the New Year’s Reception will take place at the museum’s Stage on Sunday 20 January from 3 to 5 pm.

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