The Tuborg Brewery opened in 1873 but the last beer was brewed on the site in 1996.
As in the harbour around America Kaj to the south, some buildings from around 1900 were retained in the redevelopment of the site but extensive new retail, commercial office and residential apartments have been built on either side of a dock running east west and open at the east end to the Øresund.
This area, immediately south of the well-established suburb of Hellerup, is outside the boundary of the port of Copenhagen but the extent, style and high quality of the development and its distinctly urban style links it closely to the new works in the north harbour. A narrow area of marinas and smaller houses along the beach road between Nordhavn and Tuborg Havn are already seeing some redevelopment so the two areas are being run together and the Tuborg site really has to mark a north limit to the redevelopment of Copenhagen ... Hellerup has seen some major rebuilding on the east side of its high street but further development there is not likely and certainly no development would be allowed on this scale further north again in Charlottenlund.
Key buildings around the harbour include the Waterfront shopping centre by Vilhelm Lauritzen of 2007 with its dark green facade but with a light and clean design for the interior with shop units along a gently-curving internal street. To its east is the office building for the HQ of Sampension of 2003 by 3XN with dark copper cladding and pierced shutters.
On the south side of the harbour at the west, entrance end are a major group of office buildings including Horton Headquarters of 2009 by 3XN, Saxo Bank of 2008 also by 3XN and to their south a striking group of three blocks in pale blue/green facing with undulating window outlines ... Punkhusene from 2009 by Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects - designers of the shopping centre but here working in a very different style.
To the east of these offices on either side of Tuborg Havnepark are a series of large apartment blocks by Dissing + Weitling completed in 2008. They take as a design reference point apartment blocks of the 1930s with white facades, curved balconies and rounded corners. The Tuborg apartment blocks have views north onto the mooring or for the south blocks there are views over a large park and views to the North Harbour and Copenhagen beyond.
These photographs were first published in Nordic Design Review