The Ny Tøjhus site by the Langebro bridge on Islands Brygge covers 91,000 sq. m. and has been transformed into a new mixed-use quarter .
The 91,000 sq. m. Ny Tøjhus site by the Langebro Bridge in Islands Brygge has been transformed into a new quarter with mixed use. By the end of 2008, four big commercial properties and some 750 housing units had been built in a total of nine complexes separated by artificial basins and canals. The site, which is bordered by Artillerivej, Amager Boulevard, Thorshavnsgade, and Njalsgade, will serve as a new link between Islands Brygge, the University of Copenhagen's Amager campus, and Ørestad North.
A segment of The Green Bicycle Route will also run through the area, being a part of the kilometres of bicycle paths that runs through the city.
A HISTORIC SITE
In 1998, Freja Ejendomme bought the site that had been the "new arsenal" from the 19th century to 1971. When Freja took over the area, it still held Scandinavia's biggest community center, Gimle, which had been occupied by local residents since 1971 and housed active workshops, rehearsal rooms, and other facilities for local groups. To compensate for demolishing Gimle, the City of Copenhagen built a new cultural center in the Harbour Park.
A WALL OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
All of the big commercial properties form a wall along busy Amager Boulevard.
The southern part of the site has six-storey rental apartments, co-ops, and condos around a green canal promenade that provides a new connection between the Harbour Park and the Islands Brygge Metro station. Freja Ejendomme also bought the neighboring property on Njalsgade, Rosenkæret, which contained warehouses that were deemed worth preserving. This made it possible to create a unified area and a link to the buildings on Islands Brygge. The commercial complexes are distinctive cube-shaped buildings with dominant glass facades that hide a variety of different interiors. The Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark, Deloitte, and Local Government of Denmark have already moved in. The last building in the project is another commercial complex on Amager Boulevard. It has a different type of façade, to achieve a carefully considered transition between the new headquarters and the red-brick housing complexes along Islands Brygge.
Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014