The City of Frederiksberg, along with Real-dania By and Byg Foundation have selected a team led by Danish architects COBE to develop the "House of Food Culture." The project will be constructed on top of the new metro stations in Copenhagen's new Metro City Ring. The House of Food Culture and its townhouses will be built in brick, imitating the neighbouring facade lines and keeping with the style of the historic surroundings.
The House of Food Culture is to be built on top of the entrance to the forthcoming metro station that will host a daily flow of 10,000 people, while focusing on making it the focal point for urban life and a central meeting place.
With the expected completion for 2019, the project will hold a prominent location in Frederiksberg Allé, one of the most significant avenues in Copenhagen holding a large number of cultural and recreational activities including theatres, museums and a zoo.
On the ground floor, visitors will be presented with an array of culinary experiences including food stalls, workshops and educational facilities, while 30 new housing units will be built on top in an L-shape, filling in the corner of Frederiksberg Allé and the adjacent road.
"The building is going to complete the vacant plot on the historic avenue of Frederiksberg Allé and adapt to its unique cultural heritage," says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director of COBE. "Besides becoming a new infrastructural node for public transport, the House of Food Culture will also be a focal point in the district. Located on top of the coming metro station, it will be a gate to Frederiksberg Allé, and the nearby theatres, museums and recreational offers, generating life and activity, and reinforcing its position as an attractive, prominent destination in the capital."
With views through the treetops, the 30 different housing units will accommodate families, students and singles with distribution around many common areas, creating the perfect conditions for social settings.
"With both a distinguished and modern architecture, the House of Food Culture is an example of how many different considerations can bring a project to a higher level," said Jacob Eiskjær Olesen, Director of the project's investor NRE Denmark. "That requires close collaboration from the very first idea to the finished project."
LocationFrederiksberg Allé, Denmark
Developer and investor
PhotographsCourtesy of COBE
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