Permanently Temporary – Copenhagen University Amager

by Kasper Nybo Photography for Sploosh


1972, Copenhagen Denmark. The university is booming and Faculty of Humanities are outgrowing their space in the historic center of Copenhagen.

A temporary space is found further from the city center – on the island of Amager. Land is cheap and space is plenty. Construction begins – things are kept cheap, after all this is only a temporary solution. KUA is born.


2013, the massive concrete temple is still standing. It is however completely worn out, tired, hollow – and finally empty! More than forty years after construction began, the last building is now being taken down – a permanent solution has been found…

Sploosh was invited inside for a final tour of the empty buildings. We came to capture the intense quietness leaving an echo in the long hallways. And now we’re extremely excited to share with you the last stories of the empty rooms, walls and halls housing thousands and thousands of people over the last 40 temporary years.


This series is now a permanent exhibition at the new Copenhagen University. Come and see it live. Open daily at Karen Blixens Vej 4, DK-2300 Copenhagen S.

Custom fine-art prints are also available. Contact us for options and prices.


Images by Kasper Nybo Photography. We work in the no-man’s land between narrative observation and visual storytelling, capturing authenticity and creating no-nonsense visual communication. We believe in the power of originality and honest stories across our line of work in editorial, commercial, artistic and humanitarian photography. Get in touch and let us know how we can help you deliver stronger stories! For bookings or questions click above. If you want to read more about us, click right here.