Carlsberg Academy – Main House and Greenhouses
Elgaard Architecture is responsible for the interior refurbishment and restoration of Carlsberg Academy, formerly known as the Honorary Residence, which is located next to the old Carlsberg breweries in Valby in Copenhagen. The brewer J.C. Jacobsen (1811-87) had the villa erected for himself and his family in 1847-53 (main house and Winter Garden) and 1876-78 (the greenhouse Pompeii). The photo above shows Pompeii before the restoration.
Interior restoration, redecoration and colour archaeological surveys
The Carlsberg Foundation
Sweco Danmark, Arkitekt Kristine Jensens Tegnestue, Marianne Tuxen Design, Spaabæk Konservering, Seir-Materialeanalyse, Dansk Miljø Analyse, Martin Funch Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma ApS
The Brewer’s House Is Revived
As a house architect for the Carlsberg Foundation, Elgaard Architecture is developing Carlsberg Academy in order to improve the conference facilities, while at the same time once again place the story of the brewer and his home at the centre stage of the house. The greenhouses and the villa’s interiors are being restored, and the logistics of the house are improved by installing a goods lift that connects the basement’s satellite kitchen to the ground floor, where up to 100 guests can be served in the beautiful surroundings of the villa. The interiors of the upstairs rooms are returned to their original to the greatest possible extent, so that the villa will again appear as it looked in the days of J.C. Jacobsen.