Dutch Royal BAM Group’s new Danish unit, BAM Danmark, has won the design-and-build contract for a new European School on a site in Copenhagen where famous brewer Carlsberg used to make beer.
The €40m school, commissioned by developer Carlsberg Byen P/S, is part of a 30ha redevelopment known as Carlsberg City next to Copenhagen’s city centre.
Carlsberg moved its beer production to a location in Jutland in 2008, leaving only Jacobsen House Brewery, maker of specialty beers.
European Schools are controlled jointly by the governments of the member states of the European Union, and deliver multi-cultural and multi-lingual education. Fourteen have been established in various countries since 2005.
This one has seven floors, including two underground floors, with a total area of 14,000 sq m, BAM said.
It will accommodate 900 students, divided into primary and secondary education, and includes teaching and practice rooms, an auditorium, a sports hall and other facilities.
BAM said it expects to hand over the project to the City of Copenhagen in August 2018.
Carlsberg City, based on a masterplan by the Danish architecture agency Entasis, will preserve historical buildings while adding thousands of houses, shops, cultural facilities, sports facilities, offices and an educational campus with a new railway station.
The school is the third contract for BAM Danmark, which was set up in 2014.
Previous projects include the construction of a 1,300-sq-m office for the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology and the construction of a biotechnology research centre, both for the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Photograph: The €40m school, commissioned by developer Carlsberg Byen P/S, is part of a 30ha redevelopment known as Carlsberg City next to Copenhagen’s city centre (BAM)