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Carlsberg Urban Spaces, Copenhagen

Danish Urban Spaces Project in Sjælland, Denmark

17 Nov 2010

Carlsberg Spaces Copenhagen

Urban spaces at Carlsberg in Copenhagen

Carlsberg breweries have moved their production from the historic site in central Copenhagen. The area has been opened up for urban development.

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The focus is on attracting urban life prior to the development of new buildings and infrastructure.

3 urban spaces at Carlsberg close to Vesterbro. 2 are finished TAP E Plads + Boblepladsen, the 3rd NY TAP PLADS will open later this year

Urban spaces at Carlsberg
photo : Ine Boasson

Developed in cooperation between primus arkitekter and parkourorganisation STREETMOVEMENT the project takes an experimental approach to the development of urban spaces. By thinking the urban furniture as a landscape it creates an informal space that doesn´t dictate the use of it. 30 by 30cm solid oak beams in length up to 5 meters make up the ondulated landscape. Various familiar situations are integrated, but at the same time the structures transcends familiarity and offers a completely open structure that invites social initiatives.

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Project Teams

Primus arkitekter ( + STREETMOVEMENT (

David Bülow-Jacobsen ; Per:
David Bülow-Jacobsen Per
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Koark + UIWE

Project presented at the 2010 Biennale in Venice

Urban spaces at Carlsberg in Copenhagen images / information from Primus arkitekter

Carlsberg – our city

Carlsberg – our city : summary below

Carlsberg Masterplan

Carlsberg – our city, Copenhagen, Denmark

Competition won in 2007 by Entasis for a new town in Copenhagen

The New Carlsberg City District, a 33 ha site

Carlsberg – our city_masterplan
Carlsberg Masterplan

Carlsberg – our city – our spaces
In 2007 from 221 entries Entasis won the international competition on the development of Carlsberg’s old industrial plot in Valby/Copenhagen.
Carlsberg – our city is a network of public spaces that offer themselves to users in the form of gardens, squares, axes, streets, alleys, passages and, last but not least a number of privately owned but publicly accessible buildings. It is an ambition that so many of the existing buildings and all of the existing outdoor space should open up to public life.

New Carlsberg city train station – illustration
Carlsberg city train station

Carlsberg our city, therefore, means space rather than building.

As a natural consequence of this, the city’s room to find an architectural spirit before the buildings can be built. 12 major urban spaces at Carlsberg have been given a functional and aesthetic code. In view of the codes the urban spaces must find their natural form. An urban space is essential for the nearby buildings and help to encode architectural and functional form.

Public space_brewery house plaza – illustration from the competition
Carlsberg - our city

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, Northern Europe

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Carlsberg Central Office, Valby
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Carlsberg Central Office in Valby - Copenhagen Architecture News
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Carlsberg Central Office in Valby

The City Dune : SLA
The City Dune Copenhagen
photograph © OREV Vandingssystemer

A-House : Holgaard arkitekter
picture from FD

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