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The Grey Lighthouse

Are hand-painted and are exact replicas of the original doors.

The Grey Lighthouse is restored with infill doors that reproduce the original expression

The Grey Lighthouse was built in 1858 by Danish architect N. S. Nebelong. When the lighthouse was restored, Vahle supplied 12 infill doors that are exact reconstructions of the original doors.

Det grå fyr i Skagen får nye håndmalede fyldningdøre i nøjagtig kopi af de originale
The Grey Lighthouse in Skagen gets new hand-painted infill doors in exact replica of the originals

The classic panel doors are designed exactly like the originals,

and are delivered unpainted to be hand-painted on site.

The Grey Lighthouse in Skagen gets new hand-painted infill doors in exact replica of the originals

The beautiful hand-painted doors

retain their authenticity.

The Grey Lighthouse in Skagen gets new hand-painted infill doors in exact replica of the originals

Infill doors are fire doors

covering modern building requirements.

The Grey Lighthouse in Skagen gets new hand-painted infill doors in exact replica of the originals

The doors are so authentic,

that no one notices they’re new.

Detgraafyr 8

The custom profile

is an exact replica of the doors’ original profiles.

The Grey Lighthouse in Skagen gets new hand-painted infill doors in exact replica of the originals

Det Grå Fyr is owned by Realdania By & Byg,

and serves as an information center for bird and nature enthusiasts.

The Grey Lighthouse in Skagen gets new hand-painted infill doors in exact replica of the originals

If you don’t know,

everything looks completely original.

The gray lighthouse in Skagen

The Grey Lighthouse stands majestic in its exterior,

and has been lovingly renovated inside.

The Grey Lighthouse in Skagen preserves the authentic architecture with hand-painted, new infill doors in exact replicas of the originals.

Hand-painted doors continue the original style.

The goal of the renovation of the old lighthouse was to preserve the original architectural expression. That’s why Vahle delivered the doors unpainted, so that after installation they could be hand-painted with a brush to match the original look. In addition to the lighthouse tower itself, Det Grå Fyr consists of a lighthouse keeper’s house and two outbuildings.

Classic panel door as a replica.

The doors are reconstructions of the original doors and painted by hand to look authentic.

At Hotel Randers, the infill doors are also painted by hand to convey the spirit of the hotel.

No one can tell that the infill doors are new

Elgaard Architecture is the general contractor for the project. CEO, architect Peder Elgaard, explains that

Vahle delivered the desired product based on the company’s measurements. He says that the new infill doors fit so naturally into the reconstructed historical whole that no one notices that the doors are new.

 

Renovating a listed building is a special task

The renovation of the Grey Lighthouse was a special task, says project manager Jens Christian Kristensen from the construction company Arne Andersen Vrå A/S, which was responsible for the carpentry, joinery and roofing work. The job stands out, he explains, because it’s a listed building where the renovation is required to be done in the old style.

Information center for bird and nature enthusiasts

In May 2017, the Grey Lighthouse opened as an information center for bird and nature enthusiasts. The center is run by the Danish Nature Agency together with the Danish Ornithological Society, Frederikshavn Municipality and Turisthus Nord. The lighthouse is owned by Realdania By & Byg, the developer of the project.

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