Martin Borch

Martin Borch (1 March 1852 – 8 February 1937) was a Danish architect


Borch was born at Skerngaard near Skjern, Denmark. He was the son of Frederik Borch (1807-1868) and Johanne Frederikke Borch f. Frausing (1809-1886). He attended Randers Latin School 1863-66 and C.V. Nielsen’s drawing school 1868-69. From 1869 to the 1877, he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

From 1886 to 1916, Borch was a permanent architect for the Danish sugar manufacturing company, De Danske Spritfabrikker. As a royal building inspector, he received many commissions for the University of Copenhagen and Danmarks Nationalbank. From 1893-99, he was an assistant at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.

He received the Eckersberg Medal twice; in 1894 and in 1901. Borch was a knight of the Order of the Dannebrog and received the King’s Medal of Merit

Personal life

He was married in 1880 to Marie Henriette Nyrop (1853-1943). Martin Borch died in Copenhagen and was buried at Hørsholm Kirkegård.

Martin Borch – Wikipedia

St. Andrew’s Church, Copenhagen (1901).

Fate, however, has been Borch’s works rather unfavorable. His main works – not least Rigshospitalet – have been demolished, some of his surviving works are heavily rebuilt and of the remaining buildings are almost no listed.

Martin Borch – Wikipedia (Danish)

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Rigshospitalet (meaning The NationalState or Kingdom Hospital, but not usually translated) is one of the largest hospitals in Denmark and the most highly specialised hospital in Copenhagen. The hospital’s main building is a 16-storey functionalist highrise, one of the tallest structures in the central parts of the city. Rigshospitalet neighbours the Panum Building which houses the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. As a teaching hospital it is part of the framework organisation Copenhagen University Hospital.

Rigshospitalet – Wikipedia

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Køge Water Tower (1892)


Gårdbogård in Ålbæk (1893)

Brattingsborg is a manor house and estate located 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Tranebjerg, on the Danish island of Samsø.

The estate produces bread and potatoes for Danish supermarkets under the brand Brattingsborg.

Christian Frederik began constructing today’s main building in 1870. Designed by Knud Borring, it was completed in 1898 by Martin Borch.

Brattingsborg – Wikipedia

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St. Andrew’s Church, Copenhagen (1901)

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Royal Danish Academy of Music (1901-03)

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Kollegiet StudentergårdenTagensvej 15 i København (1921-23)

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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





Skanderborg Slot

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

Emil Blichfeldt

Hermann Baagøe Storck

Ulrik Plesner

Aage Langeland-Mathiesen

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  1. vᚻællKᚱᛁᛗvosᛏ · May 3, 2021

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