The New Carlsberg Foundation
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The New Carlsberg Foundation – Facades and Windows

As lead consultants, we carried out restoration of the facades and the windows on the New Carlsberg Foundation’s headquarters, Bryggergården/the Brewer’s Estate, in central Copenhagen. The Brewer’s Estate consists of a front house facing Brolæggerstræde and a side and back house. The complex was erected in the years following Copenhagen’s second great fire in June 1795.

Facts

Year
2014

Theme
Restoration of facades and windows

Client
The New Carlsberg Foundation

Partners
Kjell Pedersen A/S, Th. Hansens Eftf., Watson Façade Renovation, S. V. Fischer A/S

New Carlsberg Foundation
The facades of the complex have been plastered and whitewashed with iron vitriol to get its classical red-orange colour. All the windows have been repaired by a carpenter and painted.

A House with a Visionary Past
In 1826, the brewer Christen Jacobsen Nørkier bought the buildings in Brolæggerstræde, and two decades later his son, I. C. Jacobsen, made his first attempts to make bottom-fermented beer there, thereby establishing the basis for the Carlsberg Breweries.
In 1913, the Brewer’s Estate was handed over to the New Carlsberg Foundation, and since 1973 it has been its headquarters.