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Bringing the Quarter Back

An international team brings forward a bid to revitalize an historic part of downtown Copenhagen.

Copenhagen, Denmark


DIALOG was the only North American participant pre-invited to submit for an international ideas competition to redevelop the historic Carlsberg Brewery in downtown Copenhagen.


The team, led by DIALOG, included Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg Landscape Architects, and several Danish firms.


The team proposed transforming the site and its heritage structures into a self-sustaining community mixing various kinds of residential space with commercial, retail and institutional programs.

Flowing like water

The building would be set within a framework of streets, squares, courts and gardens lending local character to the development while also managing stormwater and improving the overall ecological health of the site and its surroundings.


The team’s vision saw Carlsberg becoming a model of sustainable development that would draw international development attention.

Project facts

Size: 3 ha.
Completed: 2006
Collaborators: PFS Landscape
Client: Carlsberg Brewery