Working on the preservation of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek was an interesting task for Dissing+Weitling. We have been working on preserving, renovating and rebuilding of cultural heritage since the foundation of our company and from 1987-2007 we worked as 'house architects' at Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket.
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Culture and Museums, Transformations, Culture
- 1987 - 2007
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
- Byggedirektoratet / Crone & Koch / Birgitte Fink
- 2,000 m² research library, 2,500 m² transformation
- Beautiful Architecture Award, City of Copenhagen, 2006
- Adam Mørk
We have retained the distinctive character of this cultural institution and at the same time updated it for contemporary use through renovation and by adding more floor-space.
A special library
One of our main tasks involved the open research library at Glyptoteket, with its book collection passed on from Carl Jacobsen's original library. With respect for the architecture of the original library, the extension was designed with high rooms, wood panelling, maple floors, balconies, bookcases with glass sliding doors, and tabletops made of belinga with ox-hide inserts – all using high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. In addition, the rooms were upgraded with skylights.
Dissing+Weitling also designed the new canteen and conservator’s workshop at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and improved access to the building and audience facilities. Furthermore, we refurbished the Etruscan collection.
New Carlsberg Glyptotek was designed by Vilhelm Dahlerup, and donated to Copenhagen by brewer Carl Jacobsen in 1897.