From 1976-91, the state, Vejle County, and Kolding Municipality conducted extensive restoration of Koldinghus Castle, "closing" the castle and slating the roofs on all of the wings.
The missing bits of wall were filled in with light wooden walls suspended from the roof and covered with shingle. The project planners deliberately decided to use different materials than those used by Christian III and Christian IV. The idea was to retain the building's 'narrative value', its historical fingerprint.
Europa Nostra Preservation Prize
The architects in charge of the restoration were Inger and Johannes Exner. The project was subsequently awarded the distinguished international preservation prize, Europa Nostra. Last updated:: Monday, December 05, 2011