Last modified: 14.01.2015

The Absalon Church is one of the first Danish church buildings to be sold to a private investor The new owner, Lennart Lajboschitz, founder of Tiger, now intends to make the church a central gathering place for the Copenhageners.

During the past semester 30 Lighting Design students from Aalborg University in Copenhagen have been working on creating new possibilities by transforming the Absalon Church with light.

The outcome and it’s potential for the local area will at this event be presented by the students to a board consisting of:

  • Lennart Lajboschitz, Owner of the Absalon Church building
  • Claus Alstrup Borre, Architect at City of Copenhagen,
  • Peter Lassen, COO & Partner, Commercial Real Estate Agent Colliers
  • Mikkel Toksværd, Project Sales Manager, Martin Professional
  • Local citizen (not confirmed)

The event will take place on

Thursday January 29th
From 16:00 to 18:00

Aalborg University Copenhagen
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
2450 Copenhagen SV
Guest canteen


16.00 Welcome and introduction to the Lighting Design Masters Programme
Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Director of Lighting Design, AAU-Cph.

Presentation and comments on the individual projects:

16.10 Lokal/study space
16.20 Audio Park
16.30 Dark to light
16.40 Lindin Bath – Light Theraphy Spa
16.50 Family Space
17.00 Climbing Absalon
17.10 Redefinition of a Ceremonial Space

17.20 Final comments

17.40 “Lighting an opportunity to shape the future”
Marc Fontoynont, Professor, Lighting Design, AAU-Cph

17.50 Refreshment, poster presentation and networking

Please register your participation before January 22nd at No fee.