Dorte Mandrup to design Beckmann Tower and House Wilhelm - our third contribution to Carlsberg Byen

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Who says a chimney for a brewery can’t be beautiful? In Carlsberg City District, the 120-year old "Winding Chimney" rises above the industrial skyline, showcasing its uniquely crafted masonry with Notre Dame-inspired gargoyles, and top shaped like a lotus flower. The chimney is yet another iconic creation by master builder P.S. Beckmann and architect Vilhelm Dahlerup, and now Dorte Mandrup is designing the 80 metres tall tower Beckmann Tower and adjacent block House Wilhelm - two buildings that will pay tribute to the high-quality craftmanship found at every corner in the former industrial area. 

The project will be located where the former Carlsberg headquarter used to be – a central position surrounded by culture, schools, and several listed buildings – and a stone’s throw away from our transformation of the listed Mineral Water Factory and the new neighbouring building The Mineral Water House both ready-to-move-in by the end of the year. It will be of the highest priority, not only to design an architecture that meets the quality of craftmanship in the area, but also a building that creates synergy between the new and old.  

House Vilhelm will contain shops and two cafés facing the lively square Købke Plads. The tower will house offices from the first to the fifth floor, and from the sixth floor and up, there will be apartments of various shapes and sizes.   

Arpe & Kjeldsholm is the contractor behind the project, which is designed by Dorte Mandrup in collaboration with the engineering firm MOE, Opland Landscape Architects, and client consultant KUBEN Management. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.