Client: Carlsberg A/S
Status: Competition (2011) Project (2011) On going (2012 - ?)
Clasification: 1 prize
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinates: 55.677091, 12.570124
Climate: Oceanic / maritime, Temperate
Scale: 110.000 ㎡ Extralarge
Types: Commercial, Factory, Masterplan, Public space, Shop
The Carlsberg Station Area is the first phase of the major development of the Carlsberg City in Copenhagen. The station Area consist of 80.000 sqm mixed use development including educational buildings, shops, offices, housing and a 100 m high dwelling tower and a 30.000 sqm underground parking. The building complex connects the former industrial site of Carlsberg with the classic Copenhagen block structure in a highly varied series of buildings, facades and vibrant urban spaces.
The master plan
Combining old historical buildings with new ones in a fixed volume plan.
Urban strategy : ‘the edge zone’
The idea is to focus on designing a great variation and detail in the zone where the buildings meet the public space. Creating lively and human scale spaces in the eye level where most users experience the city and breaking down the scale of the large domicile program.
The urban block
The major volume consists of two parts one being a perimeter volume adjacent to the traditional urban perimeter blocks of Copenhagen. The volume is divided into several ‘city houses’ each containing a distinct program and function.
The large volume contains both the main functions of the university campus as well as larger auditoriums and sports halls. It also includes Denmark’s highest dwelling tower of 110 m and connects to an old preservable brewery building called the hanging gardens. A complex structure allowing a great diversity in street level.