The Worlds Best Master Plan
In 2009, Danish architecture firm Entasis won the largest international architecture award for the World's Best Master Plan for the development of the Carlsberg City District from an old brewery site into a Copenhagen district.
WORLD'S BEST MASTER PLAN
Among other things, the committee of judges wrote the following about the selection of the Carlsberg City District as the World's Best Master Plan:
“A strong vision to create inclusiveness – experientially, culturally, socially, economically and architecturally – is at the core of creating a dense urban proposal that aims for a high international quality in urban development – with a focus on human experiences across three dimensions.
Five strategies for existing buildings, a spatial network based on the area's historical layers, the links to the surrounding city, the city's towers and the future urban form convincingly create a complex and eventful urban environment that the entire judging committee believes can pave the way for a vibrant and dynamic city.
Overall, the proposal expresses such a degree of richness of experience and sensitive adaptation, combined with a simplicity in its strategies for the area, that it constitutes a special artistic reinterpretation of classic trends in the development of buildings, urban space and cities.”
Read an excerpt of the master plan's visions for the Carlsberg City District below.