Hansen Mansion

The (A. N.) Hansen Mansion (Danish: A. N. Hansens Palæ) is a Neoclassical town house in the Frederiksstaden neighbourhood of central Copenhagen, Denmark. Completed in 1835 to designs by Jørgen Hansen Koch, it now houses a fashion innovation centre.

Hansen Mansion
Hansens Palæ
Hansens Palæ.jpg
The facade on Bredgade with the Eastern District Court seen to the far right
General information
Architectural styleNeoclassical
LocationFrederiksstaden, Copenhagen
Coordinates55°41′08″N 12°35′27″E / 55.685583°N 12.590875°E / 55.685583; 12.590875Coordinates: 55°41′08″N 12°35′27″E / 55.685583°N 12.590875°E / 55.685583; 12.590875
Construction started1835
ClientA. N. Hansen
Design and construction
ArchitectJørgen Hansen Koch


The house was built in 1835 Andreas Nicolai Hansen to designs by Royal Master Builder Jørgen Hansen Koch.[1]

The building was after Hansen's death in 1873 taken over by his eldest son, Alfred Hansen, whose former home at Sankt Annæ Plads 17 was taken over by his younger brother Harald Hansen.

The coffee wholesaler and dairy owner A. C. Gamél (1839-1904) lived at Fredericiagade 21 from 1895 to 1904. The insurance company Fjerde Søforsikring was later based in the building.


The mansion consists of two floors and a cellar. The main facade on Fredericiagade is five bays long while nine bays face Bredgade. It is designed in a strict Late Neoclassical style which was probably inspired by Karl Friedrich Schinkel's buildings in Berlin.

The building was listed in Class B in 1939.[2]


The building now houses KICK, an innovation centre for collaboration between the European and Chinese fashion industry. It was opened in May 2013 as a collaboration between Kopenhagen Fur and Danish Fashion and Textile.[3][4]

Further readingEdit


  1. ^ "Fredericiagade 21-25" (in Danish). indenforvoldene.dk. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Sag: Hansens Palæ" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  3. ^ "Dansk mode åbner nyt kraftcenter med fokus på Kina" (in Danish). Kopenhagen Fur. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  4. ^ "Nyt kraftcenter for mode fokuserer på Kina" (in Danish). Dansk Mode & Textil. Retrieved 2013-05-25.

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