Adaptive reuse of The Machine Central

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Annemette Vinther Toft
  • Maiken Henriette Damm Grevsen
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This master thesis project deals with adaptive reuse of an old historical building with significant cultural heritage. The setting for the project is the old Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen which is considered to contain some of the finest cases of industrial architecture in Denmark. After Carlsberg in 2008 moved their production to a new location, the old site is now being developed into a new and attractive neighborhood with a mix of dwellings, industry, culture and institutions. The many beautiful and historical buildings on the site are being integrated into this development, and the aim of this project has been to transform the old Machine Central from 1923 into a culture house for the residents and visitors of the new Carlsberg district. Thus the new district plan and the listing evaluation of the building made by The Danish Agency for Culture have defined the design criteria. By implementing and adapting the right new functions to the existing complex, the Machine Central will continue to function as a power station – now for culture related events - and be a place where residents and other users of the Carlsberg City can meet and create relations across ages, interests and different social backgrounds.
Publication date18 May 2017
Number of pages133
ID: 257812623