Carlsberg Academy – Vestibule
For the Carlsberg Foundation, Elgaard Architecture is carrying out restoration, refurbishment and technical upgrading of Carlsberg Academy, which the brewer J.C. Jacobsen (1811-87) erected as a home for himself and his family in 1847-53 (the main house, incl. the Winter Garden) and 1876-78 (the greenhouse Pompeii). The first part of the restoration included four lavatories with anterooms as well as cloakroom, vestibule and distribution corridor, among others.
Restoration and redecoration of cloakroom, toilets and anteroom. Restoration of vestibule and distribution corridor.
The Carlsberg Foundation
Sweco Danmark, Tuxen Design/Marianne Tuxen, Nationalmuseet, Spaabæk Konservering/Lin Spaabæk, Teknologisk Institut
The Brewer’s Home
Carlsberg Academy is better known by most as the Honorary Residence, but it was originally built as brewer J.C. Jacobsen’s (1811-87) private home in Italianate villa style in the years 1847-53 near the old Carlsberg Breweries on Valby Bakke in Copenhagen. The villa include the greenhouses Vinterhaven (1853) and Pompeii (1876-78).
As the brewer was very enthusiastic about Italy’s ancient art and culture, he acquired a number of the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s works for his house such as reliefs and portrait medallions. Today, the brewer’s beautiful home houses symposia and conferences under the auspices of Carlsberg Academy.