In Danish, the word matrikel means a lot or parcel of land. In the case of Matrikel1, the newest site in The Creators Community, the lot, or matrikel, refers to 8-10 Højbro Plads in central Copenhagen. This lot happens to be number one, the first parcel allotted in the district around 300 years ago, and now in 2018, Matrikel1 represents the first creators house of its kind in Denmark and serves as a focal point for entrepreneurship and disruptive businesses in the Nordics.
Located across the canal from Christiansborg Palace, the seat of Danish Parliament, and built in 1797, the beautiful neoclassical building was designed by architect Fritz Koch and later Gotfred Tvede who took over the construction. In 1938, the building was refurbished by Knud Hemmingsen. The Creators Community took over the lease in December 2017 and began reconstruction the same month. The elegant building on Matrikel1 has seen a number of residents over its 300-year history and it will soon be home to new residents and creators ready to make innovation history.