Nord Architects has together with Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Christensen & Co Architects, COBE and EFFEKT, won the competition to develop the new University College Complex in the Carlsberg area in Copenhagen.
The Carlsberg vision is to create an active and diverse town, where the history of the area is maintained while incorporating principles for life in the modern city.
The winning proposal characterized the referee report as follows:
“With the edge zone as a starting point is planned outside into the buildings, and vice versa are building activities and program thought inside out into the urban space.”
It is the edge zone’s great potential, this proposal explores which is deemed to be indicative of how the coming Carlsberg expansion will happen.
The building complex includes a school for 10.000 students, areas for educational buildings (approx. 54,000 m²), a 100 meter tower with housing (approx. 12,000 m²), general housing (approx. 2,000 m²), groundfloor program: grocery store, retail, cafes and similar functions (approx. 7,000 m²) and commercial development (approx. 5,000 m²). The new building project should be built together with the existing listed building “The hanging gardens” comprising 7,500 m². In addition, a planned two storey parking garage.