Carlsberg City – from brewery to bustling neighbourhood

In the heart of Copenhagen, a new neighbourhood is emerging on the historic grounds of the famous beer-maker Carlsberg.

The Carlsberg City has been home to the famous Carlsberg brewery since 1847, and with it a big slice of Danish cultural history. Now the brewery has moved on and the future is moving in.

Some 600,000 square meters of residential, business, sporting, cultural and educational space will be built amidst the district’s historic, protected architectural buildings.

Increasing interest from foreign investors

“Scandinavia has been attractive to foreign investors over the past years. Given the number of current infrastructure and construction developments in Greater Copenhagen, we really see an increasing demand and interest”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity.

Prices range from just below Copenhagen's average USD 5,000 per square meter to about USD 12,000, which is well below other major European cities.

The Carlsberg City, which is modelled after intimate medieval towns, won Best Master Plan at the World Architecture Festival in 2009. The project has since attracted interest from all over the world.

Watch the CNN video about the Carlsberg City