Emil Blichfeldt

Emil Blichfeldt (5 November 1849 – 20 October 1908) was a Danish architect who worked in the Historicist style.

Frederik Thorvald Emil Blichfeldt was born in Copenhagen. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1864 to 1871 while at the same time working as an assistant for Ferdinand Meldahl. He won the Academy’s small gold medal in 1876 and the large gold medal in 1878 with a project for a national museum. Blichtfeldt won the academy’s travel scholarships in 1878, 1879, 1880 and 1881 and was on a multi-year stay in Italy until spring 1882. His first assignment was under the supervision of Meldahl to plan and oversee the construction of a housing fringe surrounding the Marble Church in Copenhagen. He exhibited drawings at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 1874 and 1878, at Nordic Exhibition of 1888 in Copenhagen.

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Blichfeldt was married in 1908 with Sidse Dorthea Sophie Caroline Saabye (1872-1935). He was the Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog. He died at 59 years of age in Copenhagen and was buried at Bispebjerg Cemetery.

Emil Blichfeldt – Wikipedia

Main entrance, Tivoli Gardens (1889–90)

Great Northern Telegraph Company (1890–94)

Messen Department Store (1895)

12-16 Halmtorvet (1897–98)

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Corner of Palægade with Bredgade in Copenhagen [notice the dragon above the door]

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The corner of Palægade (No. 1-3) and Bredgade (No. 3) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by Emil Blichfeldt & Gotfred Tvede and built 1899 to 1900.

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Apartment building at Palægade in Indre By in Copenhagen. It was build to a design by Emil Blichfeldt and Gotfred Tvede in 1900-1902.

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Facade in Bredgade, Copenhagen, Denmark

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(Indre By) Kongens Nytorv Former Great Northern Telegraph Company headquarters. Arch. Emil Blichfeldt 1890-94.

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His first assignment was under the supervision of Meldahl to plan and oversee the construction of a housing fringe surrounding the Marble Church in Copenhagen.

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Air photo of the City Circle Line being built, part of the Copenhagen Metro.

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Danish Castles

Fortifications of Copenhagen

Kastellet and the Fortification Ring, Copenhagen, Denmark

Københavns Toldbod – Copenhagen Custom Tax Buildings

Københavns Frihavn – Copenhagen Freeport

The Little Mermaid

Rosenborg Castle

Christiansborg Slot – Christiansborg Castle

Christiansborg Bunker

Amalienborg Palace

Copenhagen City Hall

City Hall Square, Copenhagen

Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg City Hall / Command Central

Moltke’s Mansion

The Lur Blowers Monument

Dragon Fountain, Copenhagen

House of Architectural Heritage

Copenhagen 1960s

Copenhagen, Denmark

Winter in Denmark


King of the hill: Elephants, elegance and 170 years of Carlsberg

Thor in battle with the ‘giants’

Christianshavn, København, Danmark



Retired crane becomes luxury-retreat

The Olsen Gang’s Big Score, The Dragon House & The Gefion Fountain


Kronborg – Helsingør

Rosenborg Castle

Amalienborg Palace

Frederiksborg Castle

Fredensborg Palace

Charlottenlund Palace

Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg City Hall / Command Central

Augustenborg Palace

Aalholm Castle

Vallø Slot

Hvedholm Slot

Tranekær Slot


Gråsten Palace

Krenkerup Gods

Lykkesholm Slot

Skjoldenæsholm Castle





Moltke’s Mansion

Copenhagen City Hall

Valdemar’s Castle, Egeskov and Svendborg

Kronborg Castle and Helsingør Shipyard

Sønderborg Castle and Sønderborg Shipyard

Korsør Shipyard and Fortress

More to come.

Ferdinand Vilhelm Jensen

Ferdinand Meldahl

Heinrich Wenck

Vilhelm Dahlerup

Martin Nyrop

Hack Kampmann

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