The Team

At MONSTRUM we are 31 builders, designers and architects at our workshop in Hvidovre.

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Ole Barslund Nielsen

Partner & Creative Director

Ole is responsible for the design and development of MONSTRUM playgrounds. Ole and Christian founded MONSTRUM in 2003. They met in the Danish theater world where they worked together on set designs.
The Idea for MONSTRUM came, when Oles son Sixten Gustav´s kindergarten in 2003 needed a new playground. Ole was part of the group of parents, who made the decision about the new playground for the kindergarten.
Ole is an educated artist from the Royal Danish Artacademy.

Christian Jensen

Partner & Production Manager

Christian is responsible for everything related to the production and installation of MONSTRUM playgrounds.
Ole and Christian founded MONSTRUM in 2003. They met in the Danish theater world where they worked together on set designs.

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Torben Quaade

Designer, CAD responsible

As a CNC responsible designer Torben is an important element when design and production must go up to a higher level. Torben is responsible for detailing and optimization of the production, and has been a part of MONSTRUM since 2008.

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Tomas Knudsen

Senior Designer & Project Manager

Tomas Knudsen has helped to form the design department at MONSTRUM, and has contributed to numerous projects; in particular the development of the M/S Ocean Liner in Gorky Park, the Sonata in Korea and Dannebroge in Køge. Tomas has a background as a construction manager and graduated as an interior designer in New York City, where he has worked with architecture and design for many years before he joined MONSTRUM in 2009.

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Amalie Muff

Architect MAA, Project manager

Amalie is an Architect from the School of Architecture. She works as a project manager and designer in Monstrums design department and has also been drawing on our project ‘Liseberg’. She loves working in the 3D program Rhino, which she masters very well. Amalie joined MONSTRUM in 2015.

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Sune Jørgensen

Arcitect MAA, Project manager

Sune is an Architect from the School of Architecture and works as project manager and designer in Monstrums design department. He loves working in photoshop and his preferred tool is a ‘DrawPad’, which he masters very well. Sune started at MONSTRUM in January 2016.

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John Rasmussen

Designer, Project manager

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Sonya Baysal

Administrative Coordinator

Sonya handles all incoming calls and keeps track of all the administrative tasks in the office. Sonya is responsible for HR and for taking good care of our clients. Sonya is also responsible for a great part of the internal economy in MONSTRUM.

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Paw Skafsgaard

Junior designer

Paw is our Junior Designer from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. He assists Torben at several major design projects.

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Bjørn Gadeberg Madsen

Carpenter & Team Leader

Bjørn loves to build detailed organic playgrounds and has since 2012 built on some of the largest projects in MONSTRUMs history. He has been working on the Eel in Bermuda, Haunted House in Varberg and has also taken great responsibility for the installation of the 5 playground areas at Dokk1 in Aarhus. Bjørn works both super effective and very detail oriented. In addition, he builds both furniture and longboards with a sharp finish in his spare time.

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Joakim Bruun Rasmussen

Carpenter & Team Leader

Joakim is a very positive guy with a good overview, and has since 2012 worked on many playgrounds at MONSTRUM. Among other projects he worked on the owls to Kristineberg Slottspark, The Haunted House in Varberg and the Big Bear at Dokk1. In his spare time Joakim is a father of two children, and loves diving, sailing and he’s devil on a dance floor.

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Peter Bloch Nielsen

Carpenter & Team Leader

Peter joined MONSTRUM in 2015 and has helped to build the blue whale in Hong Kong. He always smiles an then he has a inspiring drive.

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Antony Kofoed

Carpenter & Team Leader

Tony is a biker in his spare time, and a very skilled carpenter and builder. He has helped to build the great WatchTower in Klelund and have patiently been responsible for much of the detailed painting on Children’s Railway Station at the Railway Museum.

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Peter Zernichov

Carpenter & Head of steel department

Peter has been an essential part of MONSTRUM since 2012 and is responsible for the steel production. Peter has worked on numerous playgrounds and loves structure, systems and welding. He has worked on many exciting projects, including the Big Brown Bear at Dokk1, Aarhus. Peter is very creative and good at finding solutions to all the technical process challenges.

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Bjørn Schmidt Olesen

Carpenter

Bjørn joined MONSTRUM in 2010 and has a background as a construction manager. He is quite fond of guitars and sailboats. Bjørn has worked on the Blue Whale, The Towers of Copenhagen, and with gentle hand he has painted the Beetle family in Kristineberg Slottspark. Bjørn loves the chisel and the jigsaw and is the perfect man to have on board when the playgrounds is being installed.

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Lars Kirchhoff

Carpenter & CNC operator

Lars is our patient man with an eye for detail. He joined MONSTRUM in 2014 and has worked on the detailed Children’s Railway Station, the Klelund projects and the Dokk1 playgrounds. Lars is also a biker, a Woody Allen fan and a model builder in his spare time.

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Simon Jakobsen

Carpenter

Simon loves everything that has to do with wood, and has since 2014 been working at MONSTRUM. He he very fond of the chisel and among other projects he has worked on the The Queen Ant playground and The Watch Tower in Klelund.

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Morten Buch Petersen

Head of Paint

Morten is our painter and controls the quality and the aesthetics of the paint. He loves paintbrushes, paint rollers and spray painting. Morten also has good skills when it comes to music, photography and fun fibs.

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Andreas S. Henriksen

Carpenter

Andreas joined MONSTRUM in January 2016 and has among others worked on the Liseberg-playground. He is an effective member of the team and is also good at playing disc golf.

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Bjørn Borup Svendsen

Carpentry apprentice

Bjørn is our Carpentry apprentice and incredibly skilled at finding durable solutions. He was hired in 2016 and has among others worked on ‘The Apple’ for Singapore.

 

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Jonatan Lausen

Carpenter

Jonathan came to the MONSTRUM in January 2016. He has been a big support for our project in Odense Zoo, where he especially worked on the lion. He is an effective and happy member of the team.

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Kasper Kold

Carpenter

The submarine for Dubai and the blue whale is Kasper’s favorite projects. But since he started in May 2016, Kasper already in the short time, worked on many different projects, and contributed with his effektive way of working.

He is a family man and father of to two  boys, and he spends his spare time fishing, and the art of fly tying.

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Morten Hagen

Carpenter

Morten has been a part of Monstrum since the spring of 2016, and already in the short time he has worked on many different projects. The submarine Dubai, The paddlefish and Slotshagen to Helsingborg is Morten especially proud to have worked on. His high spirit is contagious, so is his high work ethic.

He is crazy about his daughter and girlfriend, and when he is not spending time with the family,  he plays drums, are out fishing or plays handball.

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Finn Olofsen

Carpenter

Finn joined Monstrum in September 2016 and has since worked on Helsingborg slotshagen, Dubai Creek Harbour, and Den flyvende Hollænder.

Finn has a teenage daughter and two cats, and he is an old roadie that has traveled around the world a few times. He previously built scenography to music, television and theater. In addition, he loves extreme sports, mountain biking, photography and watching F1 on TV.

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Ali Mirakbari

Builder

Ali is originally trained as  an architect and has worked in design and production for years before joining the Monstrum in 2016. He is an expert in digital crafting for developing and materializing design ideas. He participates in fabrication process where he loves to build a more child-friendly built environment. In the spare time, he spends time with his family, plays tennis, and makes open-source stuff.

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Piet Voulhøj

Carpender