Transformation of Danish Distillers’ Works in Aalborg

For Realdania, in collaboration with BIG and Balslev Lindgaard, ELGAARD Architecture has carried out preliminary feasibility studies and programming of the listed Danish Distillers’ Works in Aalborg, Denmark. The individual buildings and the layout of the factory have been analysed to clarify where and how appropriate functions should be located within appropriate facilities with respect for the factory’s authenticity and bearing architectural and historical values. The project’s landmark created by Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno will be the artwork Cloud City, which consists of 68 glass cubes, each measuring 4.5 meters in diameter. When assembled, the artwork will reach a height of 30m. Visitors will be able to enter the artwork through the roof of one of the existing buildings on the factory.