BINDESBØLL, Thorvald
(b. 1846, København, d. 1908, København)

Bombebøssen: view of the façade

1896
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Overgaden Over Vandet 48, Copenhagen

Bombebøssen is a property overlooking the Christianshavn Canal in the Christianshavn neighbourhood of central Copenhagen. It was built by the charity Sømandsstiftelsen Bombebøssen (Seamen's Foundation Bombebøssen) to provide housing for indigent seamen.

The building on Overgaden was designed by Thorvald Bindesbøll. It is built in red brick and consists of three storeys and a cellar. The façade features an embedded bomb above the gate and a bas-relief of the founder created by the sculptor Otto Evens (1826-1895). The well-proportioned red-brick building is an example of classical simplicity.