Printed on 230 g/m² paper
Printed in Malmö
An impressive building complex built by a danish coin master
Kockska huset is the most impressive building complex from Malmö's older history. The stately brick walls symbolize 16th century Malmö history and a large portion of Danish national history.
Jörgen Kock was a coin master for all of Denmark in 1518. He lived at this time at Myntergården in Malmö, the forerunner of the current Malmö Hus. In 1522 he bought a property in the middle of Malmö from Sorö monastery.
In 1522-1524, he built his still largely existing palace, known as Kockska huset. Jörgen Kock was a very powerful man, indeed so powerful that after 1525 he moved Denmark's coin production to his farm.
Of the former farm, three buildings remain today. Jörgen and his wife Citze themselves lived in the stately corner building. This includes the smaller hall length towards Stortorget. Here was Jörgen's bank room on the ground floor and his private banquet hall upstairs. The length along Västergatan was initially built as a two-story terraced house, a rental extension with three homes. The eastern apartment next to the corner house was part of Jörgen's private home. All buildings have cross-vaulted basements.
In 1770, the merchant Frans Suell bought the farm and made it his home. Frans Suell would become one of Sweden's wealthiest citizens. On his large plot, he had a tobacco factory built.
In 1774 he also began to build the port of Malmö, and he was one of the initiators of establishing a large bank in Malmö.
After Suell's death, the farm came into the possession of his son-in-law Lorens Kockum and passed in 1825 to his son Frans Henrik Kockum.
He became a significant industrial magnate in Malmö and founded, among other things, Kockum's Mechanical Workshop and shipyard. This historical connection to the farm meant that Kockums in the 1960s bought Jörgen Kock's old farm and paid for the extensive renovation/rebuilding.
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The aim of this project is to have prints and history of all well known and less known houses of Malmö. You can follow our process and give feedback/ideas on our Instagram.
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