Carlsberg Residential Area

Carlsberg Residential Area

Henning Larsen
Valby, Denmark

Carlsberg Residential Area

Henning Larsen as Architects

Henning Larsen Architecs' proposal for the Carlsberg area in Valby, Copenhagen, suggests that the buildings are extensively used. To preserve the characteristics and atmosphere of the buildings as few changes as possible are made.

Some of the buildings may be used for institutions, workshops, enterprise activities, studios, studio flats etc. The buildings may be fit out with refined building units in contrast to the industrial character of the halls. Later on the buildings may be transformed into cultural or service buildings such as museums, music and concert halls, theatres and cinemas with restaurants and cafes at the lower levels.

In future, when the novelty value has faded, the “snake” holds the potential for a huge connected group of buildings, which may be used for the largest museum of the country - the urban equivalent to Louisiana in Humlebaek, Denmark, or to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

The “snake” stretches through the existing buildings from Carl’s Villa and the museum to the west to the fermenting cellar, the brew-house, the malt silo, the storage cellar, the power station, the boiler house, the oldest part of the bottlery E to the new bottlery to the south.

The buildings will act as a continuation of the urban space as a series of buildings with fronts only.

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