The Christiansborg Palace now located on the islet of Slotsholmen is the third palace on the spot. The first Christiansborg, which was built on the ruins of Absalon’s Castle, incidentally, was erected during the period 1734-1752, first with Häuserand later with Eigtved as architects. The castle burned down in 1794 and only the Riding Grounds and the Zahlkammer Building remain of the complex today.
The project is part of several, the overall goal of which is to create a contemporary setting for men and horses alike. The stable is being converted so that the horses are no longer stabled in loose stalls but boxes. Prior to the project, a trial area was conducted at Høje Stald, the purpose being to clarify the functionality and potential, the underlying values worth preserving and the technical design of the new horse boxes. The project’s key premiss is that the buildings should live on and perpetuate their original function as stables, only on modern-day terms. The great historical and architectural values of the rooms are to be retained and the technical and architectural design of the new components has been developed with