7 July 1833|
Slots Bjergby, Denmark
|Died||9 March 1905(aged 71)|
St. Mathew's Cgurch|
Copenhagen Central Fire Station
Ludvig Fenger was born on 7 July 1833 in the village of Slots Bjergby outside Slagelse as the son of the local pastor. After graduating from Slagelse Latin School he attended the Royal Danish Academy, in the same time working for architects such as Michael Gottlieb Bindesbøll, Christian Hansen and Ferdinand Meldahl. He received the Academy's Large Gold Medal in 1866 and went on several journeys abroad from 1867 to 1869. He participated in the Second Schleswig War against Germany, was wounded and became a prisoner of war.
In 1871 Fenger became a member of the Academy and in 1880 he was made a professor. From 1886 he was a corresponding member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
In 1885 he entered local politics when he became a member of the Borgerrerpæsentationen in Copenhagen, a post he left when he was appointed City Architect the following year.
- Laboratory building, Lund University, Lund, Sweden (1860)
- Royal Mint, Copenhagen (1873, with Ferdinand Meldahl)
- Rynkevang Manor, Kalundborg (1874)
- Frederik VII's Tower, Himmelbjerget (1875)
- Tiselholt Manor, Svendborg (1874–76)
- St. James' Church, Østerbro, Copenhagen (1876–78)
- St. Mathew's Cgurch, Vesterbro, Copenhagen (1878–80)
- Stege Sugar Factory, Stege (1883–85)
- St. Alban's Church, Cioenhagen (1885–87, to the design of Arthur Blomfield)
- Copenhagen Central Fire Station, Copenhagen (1889–92)
- Vestre Prison, Copenhagen (1892–95)
- Øksnehallen, the Copenhagen Meatpacking District, Copenhagen (1901)
- Holmens Cemetery Chapel, Holmens Cemetery, Copenhagen (1902)