About the House
The two buildings
On the 11th of June 2008, it was decided in ther city council to
let us take over two buildings in the North western area of the
city. 1st of July we started moving in...
The house and area The two buildings used to be a part of a
communal social centre that we are now sharing ground with.
It's situated between Dortheavej and Rentemestervej in the
North-western part of Copenhagen, approx. 2,8 km from Jagtvej
The house consists of two buildings. We got the first on July
1st, "The annex" which is the smaller of the two with 600 m2. The
second was given to us on January 1st 2009. The total of the two
buildings is 2000 m2 which is the same area we used to have in
The ground floor of the annex is the venue and bar
"Dödsmaskinen" which holds about 200 people.
The 1st floor is the home of our book café, big kitchen and
the room they share to have film screenings, debates and other
2nd floor is dedicated to training and other active activities
such as yoga and dancing. Bigger meetings are also held in this
The ground + 1st floor of the main building is the house' big
concert space with a nice big balcony and room for about 400
The 2nd floor, the various sized rooms are split up between a
dozen creative workshops (like screen-printing, sewing and
photography), different offices & meeting
The 3rd floor will have a bunch of rehearsal rooms for bands to
practice in and a studio for recording music in.
We have established a solution where the foundation "Jagtvej 69"
(which has been established together with the monday meeting. They
are good people!) rent the premises from the city council. The rent
will be given back in form of a monthly subsidy from the city
council so that it all adds up to zero and we in practice don't
have to pay rent. Apparently that's the way they have to do it to
get around the communal bureaucracy!
The foundation is going to work as a formal juridical
communicator betweek the house and the city council. The relations
between the foundation and the city council has been manifested in
a series of written agreements.
The relations between the founsdation and the house has also
been written down.
Bottom-line: We are still a basic democratic house with only one
authority, the house meeting!