Frederiksberg Allé 41 reaches milestone

NRE Denmark A/S Trelleborggade 3 DK-2150 Nordhavn
7 February 2019
Wednesday 6th February there was topping-out ceremony at the new House of Food Culture at Frederiksberg Allé. Located on top of the future metro station the address Frederiksberg Allé 41 will in the future be a natural hub on the historic avenue.

Besides an access to the metro station, the new corner property will offer a rich selection of food experiences and food culture in two floors. It also becomes the setting for 30 attractive apartments and townhouses with an inner green courtyard and private balconies, terraces or roof gardens.

The celebrations in connection with the topping-out ceremony were opened by the mayor of Frederiksberg, Jørgen Glenthøj (C). He welcomed the fact that a major step has been taken to complete one of Frederiksberg's most important corners with attractive urban life and quality architecture in the transition from Frederiksberg Allé to the metro and Platanvej.

The architecture of the building is characterized by a large floating deck over the access to the metro station. Below the deck there will be a number of mini kitchens and food stalls of high culinary standard. The building draws inspiration from Frederiksberg Allé's classic building style.

Architect MAA and founder of the architectural firm COBE, Dan Stubbergaard, explains: “The new House of Food Culture will be a new arrival place for Frederiksberg Allé and at the same time a gathering place on the beautiful avenue, where locals and visitors can meet for gastronomic experiences in the shadow of the linden trees. We hope that the architecture will contribute to creating more urban life, and at the same time we send a greeting to the avenue's classic architecture by scaling down the building in five townhouses and by using a rich detailing in the masonry. For example, is it decorated in its own brickwork, and as a tribute to the surroundings, the corner of the avenue and Platanvej is marked with a modern interpretation of the spire with a tower on the corner.”

The turnkey contractor and one of the builder consortium's parties, NRE Denmark A/S, have worked closely with its subcontractors to get the demanding and unusual design in place.

CEO Jacob Eiskjær Olesen says: “The floating deck has been the key to utilizing the fantastic location. At the same time, our construction site is on top of another construction site, the metro, and it has required careful planning and a high degree of precision to make it all work. We are proud to be involved in developing a project like this and hope that it will become an example of how to creatively create a new framework for urban life and community in a classic neighbourhood.”

The ground floor will be delivered at the same time as the opening of the new metro station Frederiksberg Allé in July 2019, while the apartments will be ready for occupation at the end of 2019.

Behind the project is a builder consortium consisting of Unionkul Udvikling ApS, owned by Klaus Kastbjerg, and NRE Denmark A/S. The construction is designed by the architectural firm COBE. NRE Denmark A/S is the turnkey contractor and the consulting engineer is Arne Elkjær A/S. The team has experiences from, among others, The Silo in Nordhavn and Papirøen (“Paper Island”).

Press contact NRE Denmark A/S
Søren Katholm
Mobil: +45 31 44 15 95

Press contact COBE
Maja Tini Jensen
Mobil: +45 23 81 45 43

Press contact Frederiksberg Kommune
Deputy Director Thomas Wohlert
Mobil: +45 28 98 20 90

Photos from the topping-out ceremony can be downloaded here:
Caption: The new House of Food Culture at Frederiksberg Allé reached an important construction milestone with the topping-out ceremony. With a corner tower it sends a greeting to the avenue's classic architecture (photo: Michael Ellehammer).
Caption: The topping-out ceremony was held under the new floating deck, where around the access to the metro station there will be a number of mini kitchens and food stalls (photo: Michael Ellehammer).
Caption: The team behind the new House of Food Culture at Frederiksberg Allé 41. From left: Klaus Kastbjerg (Unionkul Udvikling), mayor Jørgen Glenthøj (Frederiksberg Kommune), architect Dan Stubbergård (COBE) and Jacob Eiskjær Olesen (NRE) (photo: Michael Ellehammer).
NRE Denmark A/S Trelleborggade 3 DK-2150 Nordhavn