Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Loving and expert renovation of a cultural treasure

Dissing+Weitling, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, exterior

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
  • Client
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Byggedirektoratet / Crone & Koch / Birgitte Fink
    2,000 m² research library, 2,500 m² transformation
    Beautiful Architecture Award, City of Copenhagen, 2006
  • Photographer
    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, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, cloakroom

    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.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, lecture hall

    New Carlsberg Glyptotek was designed by Vilhelm Dahlerup, and donated to Copenhagen by brewer Carl Jacobsen in 1897.

  • Copenhagen Media Center Glyptoteket tagterrasse
    Dissing+Weitling halso renovated the roof top terrace.