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Europa | Hillerod

This 14th century farmhouse at Hillerød (Copenhagen) has been renovated and extended, taking care to respect the ancient materials and follow the layout and proportions of the old building: a central body and residual wing around a large court. The main building stands imposingly on a slight rise in an otherwise flat landscape. A steeply sloping roof dominates the main elevation, a long straight surface rhythmically punctuated by a row of windows. In the centre, the striking main entrance stands out for its jutting gabled front. The complex retains all its original manorial grandeur; the extensions simply confirm its historic significance. For this is the site where insulin was first extracted from the pancreas of cows allowing medical science to take a giant leap and laying the basis for the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. The Company gave architecture practice SeARCH the...

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