Villum Window Collection Tour - Thursday, 7 March, 2019, 17:00-18:30
An evening in the world of windows
17:00 Meet at the parking lot of the Villum Window collection at:
VKR Holding company historian Troels Rasmussen will give a brief introduction to the history of the company and the museum, followed by a tour of the collection.
17:00-18:30 Tour of the Villum Window Collection
19:00 Dinner at Restaurant India Royal, Søborg
Restaurant India Royale
Søborg Hovedgade 118
RSVP: By Monday, 25 February to Farimah DAFTARY: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate whether you will also attend the dinner
NOTES: The tour of the Villum Window Collection is free of charge.
Dinner is at your own expense.
HOW TO GET THERE: http://villumwindowcollection.com/find-vej/
You may want to bring your bike for the transfer between Buddinge station and the Villum Window Collection (6 min by bike) and between the Villum Window Collection and the restaurant (10 min by bike) but there are also busses😉
About the Villum Window Collection:
VILLUM Window Collection was established in 2006 on the initiative of Lars Kann-Rasmussen. The collection is named after his father, civil engineer Villum Kann Rasmussen, who founded the VKR Group in 1941 and developed the VELUX roof window in 1942.
The VILLUM Window Collection houses approximately 300 historical windows that date from the 17th century until today. The exhibition is unique, as it is a comprehensive physical collection of technical, artisanal and historical examples of the development of the window.
It is located in the VKR Group's first headquarters at Maskinvej 4 in Søborg, which was inaugurated in 1951. The main building was designed by the architect Dan Fink, and the workshop areas are VELKIN halls – Denmark’s first pre-fabricated modular industrial hall system, which was developed by Villum Kann Rasmussen in 1945.
VELFAC façade windows, the fittings for VELUX roof windows and other products were manufactured at Maskinvej 4. The last of the commercial functions moved off of the premises in 2007.