Photo: Jeetin Sharma
1401 Copenhagen K
- Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
- Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
- Level access to outdoor areas
- Accessible restroom
- Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
- Chairs or benches to rest on
- Possible to eat / drink
- Disabled parking
- Member of Solsikkesnoren
- Member of God adgang
Feel the buzz of global relations during Open House as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark invites visitors to take a look inside Eigtveds Pakhus and visit the historical building that was once a warehouse and is today a venue for international meetings and conferences.
In Christianshavn, right next to the modern office buildings of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, you’ll find a fine historic warehouse built nearly 300 years ago. Eigtveds Pakhus, completed in 1750, is named after architect Nicolai Eigtved, who was the master builder for the royal court and known for introducing the Rococo style to Denmark, including the construction of the Copenhagen neighborhood Frederiksstaden.
Luxury goods from distant lands
Until 1976, the building served as a warehouse for Asiatisk Kompagni. The ground floor housed a “kramkammer” (fine goods chamber), where people could inspect luxury goods brought in by merchant ships from Asia, including textiles, tea, spices and porcelain.
The warehouse and surrounding grounds at Asiatisk Plads were obtained by the Central Administration of the Danish government in 1972, and the building was subsequently restored under the direction of Erik Møller’s architectural firm. Since 1982, the warehouse has been used as a venue for meetings, conferences and representative purposes, and the building is currently leased and operated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
Danish-Indian textile craftsmanship
Open House at Eigtveds Pakhus includes a digital photo exhibition that gives insight on how Danish textile designers have been inspired by Indian textile craftsmanship. Visitors can also see photos of Indian textile samples similar to those that once filled the warehouse’s “kramkammer”.
Normally, only ambassadors, officials and conference participants are allowed inside Eigtveds Pakhus. But for Open House, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark invites everyone in to see this historic building!