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Sivmåtter, mortar and hand shaped the historic walls and ceilings in the Shelter

- There are not any tasks, just tasks – it's all special to have been with. All sites has its history, and there are no two that are alike. But this task was still something special.

the 33-year-old Louis Jacobsen is a bricklayer in the capital. He has been in over 16 years, first as apprentice and next as journeyman. And the memories of the projects he has worked on through the decade and a half, are many.

All associate themselves to the physical sites in the city, buildings that stand for posterity, and he has helped to future-proof.

There are the memories of the old orphanage block up the Park if the 10,000 square meters large facade he has plastered up in three layers. Mind about all the secrets that might hide within, and he has helped to give new life in the form of the physical environment.

Or hotel in the vicinity of the daughter's kindergarten, where he once came up to argue with a master, so he was quite blue in the head by rage.

The kind of stories he tells today with a twinkle in his eye for his daughter, when they drive by. For the to tell who he is and what he spends his working life on the.

But there is also the construction projects, which alone because of the scale stand out, and which, therefore, is clear for the young murersvend.

Shelter in Nansensgade is one. Here, Louis Jacobsen, namely for half a year and plastered walls and ceilings up with sivmåtter, mortar and hand.

- It was very exciting, because the work was so profound. It is a huge house with a long history, and almost everything in it should be fixed. So you train simply all the innards out and went in the walk from one end of the. There was no tinkering, and no jumping over where the fence was lowest – we did it thoroughly all the way, says Louis Jacobsen.

and optimization, we tell our grandkids about

Some construction projects stand out from the crowd. It can be the final building use, the actual construction process or the things we learned along the way, which causes us to return to exactly what project, when we think back.Craft and professional pride go hand in hand, and in a series puts The focus on the buildings, which at some stage we will tell our grandchildren about.This is the third chapter, where we meet murersvend Louis Jacobsen, who has helped to renovate the historic shelter for women in Nansensgade, Københan.

Shelter is one of Copenhagen's old nyrenæssancebyggerier. It was built by the Countess Danner, who was married to King Frederik 7., and it was completed in 1875.

the Countess gave the house to the widows and unmarried women in distress or 'Fruentimmere of the Working class' as it was then called – and the house has ever since been a place where troubled women could seek refuge.

Have you driven on H. C. Andersen's Boulevard in Copenhagen, you have definitely seen the house. If not for its architecture, so for the four clenched red hands, which are painted on the also include over the front door.

the Symbol of women's struggle was painted in 1979 by a group of women who had occupied the house in order to avoid, that it was torn down.

For Louis Jacobsen began he the old house in 2011. The year before was a big renovation of the building shot, and Louis Jacobsen had through its network heard about the construction site in the middle of Copenhagen.

An attractive place for a bricklayer in an industry that still felt the effects of nullernes financial crisis.

- There was still crisis in 2011, and there was not much work. I heard that the old Dannerhus should totalrenoveres, and then I could see on the site that there could be work for a good while. So I cycled past the construction site and asked the manager whether he was a mason. And so I started almost immediately, said Louis Jacobsen.

most of Louis Jacobsen's work in the Shelter consisted of grovpudse the walls – a process in which one makes the wall smooth and dishes it out with the mortar and levelling boards.

The kind of work there was plenty in an old house with dozens of rooms, but it made it no less exciting to be able to immerse themselves in a discipline and get really good at it, tells Louis Jacobsen.

And then there were the ceilings. I have never plastered ceilings before or since. The technique is the same as when you brush the walls, but it is still different. It is much more difficult. For such an old building like this we had to shoot some sivmåtter up, as the mortar could sit in. The sort is there is not much of today. Now shoot one just plasterboard up. But the building is fantastic, so it all should is reinstated in a proper manner, " says Louis Jacobsen and adds:

- We did it right all the way. The house is just razor sharp today, and it will get to do for a long time to come. It is hugely satisfying to think about.

For anyone is the pride of their work, perhaps, that they have found a nifty solution to one or another concrete issue. For Louis Jacobsen is more a general pride to be in his profession and know that he is doing the work properly.

- When people ask me why I want to be a bricklayer, so consists the response of many different things. But one of them is certainly, that you can always go and look at the things you have helped to build. They are still there, like the Shelter. So I can say that I have helped to build the city I live in.

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