Buidling af new Nyborg Castle

The unique cultural heritage site at Nyborg Castle and the town hall square are to be restored and revitalised. The aspiration now is to recreate the historical entity and generate vibrant life in the area.

Nyborg Castle is the remaining evidence of a magnificent four-wing castle
complex dating back to the Middle Ages. Today only the Royal Wing and the Watchtower remain of the former fourwing complex on the castle island, as the castle walls and the other buildings have been demolished over time. 

Based on this need for restoration, the vision of the project is to communicate the historical importance of the castle, the fortress and the town square by combining new and historic features in an entity that facilitates understanding of the three elements. The aim is not to restore the castle to a certain ideal state, but to make the original buildings sound and robust and to emphasise and explain the original concept and integrity of the site in a manner characterised by high artistic and architectural quality.

The parties behind the project are the Danish Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties, Nyborg Municipality, Realdania, the A P Møller Foundation and the Museums of Eastern Funen.

Find information on the background of the project.


Internation design competition

Launched on March 23, 2015, an invitation to participate in an international design competition followed by a negotiated procedure concerning a masterplan for Nyborg Castle on the island of Funen in Denmark is issued.

The design competition is organised jointly by the A P Møller Foundation, Realdania, the Danish Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties (SLKE) and Nyborg Municipality. The competition is both ambitious and highly unusual, as entrants are asked to present proposals for the addition of new buildings to a listed ancient monument and to add new facilities to a listed building complex. 

The competition sponsor would like applicants to form teams with the competencies and qualifications needed to realise the vision. Such teams may comprise both Danish and international enterprises.

Time limit for request to participate April 30 2015, 4 pm

Read more about the competition here.

Find the EU contest notice here.