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Construction of Lund Cathedral in Scania started in about 1103 when the region was part of the Kingdom of Denmark.It was the first of great Danish Romanesque cathedrals in the shape of a three-aisled basilica with transepts.

The houses are deemed to be among the most sophisticated dwellings of their time.In parallel, the half-timbered style became popular for ordinary dwellings in towns and villages across the country.Late in his reign, Christian IV also became an early proponent of Baroque which was to continue for a considerable time with many impressive buildings both in the capital and the provinces.A series of outer posts slanted towards the wall were possibly used to support the building like buttresses.Denmark's first churches from the 9th century were built of timber and have not survived.It was not, however, until the 1960s that Danish architects entered the world scene with their highly successful Functionalism.

This, in turn, has evolved into more recent world-class masterpieces such as the Sydney Opera House and the Great Belt Bridge paving the way for a number of Danish designers to be rewarded for excellence both at home and abroad.

Hundreds of stone churches in the Romanesque style were built in the 12th and 13th centuries.

They had a flat-ceilinged nave and chancel with small rounded windows and round arches.

It was during this period that, in a country with little access to stone, brick became the construction material of choice, not just for churches but also for fortifications and castles.

Under the influence of Frederick II and Christian IV, both of whom had been inspired by the castles of France, Dutch and Flemish designers were brought to Denmark, initially to improve the country's fortifications, but increasingly to build magnificent royal castles and palaces in the Renaissance style.

It was commissioned by the Danish nobleman Jens Holgersen Ulfstand who called on the services of Adam van Düren, a North German master who also worked on Lund Cathedral.