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The Old National Bank

Old doors were replaced with French doors in the Old National Bank

In the middle of Kolding is a large, classic building. From 1924 and for more than 40 years, it housed a branch of the National Bank of Denmark. Almost 100 years later in 2017, the building was taken over by the co-working space House of Innovation. As part of the building’s new function, the doors were replaced with French doors that could meet modern fire requirements.

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Kolding National Bank French doors

The beautiful, stately building that formerly housed a branch of the National Bank of Denmark

is today renovated and houses a large shared office space.

Kolding National Bank French doors

Hidden door closer

leaves the door undisturbed by technology.

Kolding National Bank French doors

The French doors provide light

to a dark hallway with no windows.

 

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The arches above the double doors are preserved,

as in the original 1920s building.

Kolding National Bank French doors

The original expression is preserved with a new curved top

now executed as a firewall.

Kolding National Bank French doors

Frame transfer

is a small but important detail.

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The French doors are finished throughout

as fire doors (BD30).

Kolding National Bank French doors

The doors are made without a bottom step,

which works well functionally and allows floors to flow together.

Kolding National Bank French doors

Single doors towards the offices are with frame transfer,

that meet the fire requirements (BD30).

Kolding National Bank French doors

The old banking hall has doors and floors like the original,

and is today used as a meeting room, among other things.

Kolding National Bank French doors

The narrow bars in the doors

emphasizes the classic architecture.

The Old National Bank in Kolding has new French doors carefully matched to the fine, original arched glass sections.

French doors ensure a bright and lovely space.

The hallway itself is dark as there are no windows, says Nicolaj Ærøbo Ebbesen, owner of House of Innovation. That’s why it was important for us to have glass doors to ensure a bright and pleasant space,” he explains.

The fire rated French doors have a simple look with frames and glazing bars in white. The additional function of fire resistance has no impact on the appearance of the door.

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Original arches above the doors are preserved.

The doors help to create a unified interior, the owner points out.

The interior design is inspired by the old look of the 1920s. For example, the arches above the double doors are part of the original architecture.

Therefore, this element has been preserved, with one of the arches being filled by a glass upper section, also with fire requirements.

French doors with fire requirements.

French doors simultaneously separate and connect spaces when in use.

Strandhotellet Blokhus also has elegant French doors with a top section.

Bifold doors are fine craftsmanship.

The consistent interior design is something that tenants and their customers notice, emphasizes Nicolaj Ærøbo Ebbesen. “People notice how nice and original the floor and doors are, even though both elements are new,” he says, noting that the infill doors are really fine craftsmanship.

Shared office space and community center.

The Old National Bank is now owned by House of Innovation, which offers companies the opportunity to rent a shared office space.

The old banking hall has a modern interior with classic lines. The hall is used as a meeting room for business or private parties according to a new community hall concept.

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