The Burmeister & Wain shipyard is a former military- and industrial area, in the heart of Copenhagen harbour. It was once Denmark´s largest workplace and, in its heyday, it employed more than 10.000 people. B&W was established in 1843 and after numerous bankruptcies, the shipyard closed in 1996. Refshaleøen is today known as an icon for the Danish industrial history. The work that took place at Skabelonloftet was breathtaking. Full size templates was made, based on the ship drawings. A job that required plenty of space. Today you can still find the original metal template drawings at the loft, as decoration on doors and tables.
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