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The Golden Portals at Carlsberg City

Architectural lighting creates a new unique landmark in Copenhagen

The Carlsberg City District in Copenhagen is booming and by the end of 2025 it is expected to house close to 10,000 residents. The skyscraper Bohr’s Tower is the first building to be finished and ÅF Lighting was asked to design the lighting solution for the so called Golden Portals at the south entrance of Carlsberg City.

The facades of the portals are covered with golden anodized aluminum cladding consistent with the old Carlsberg brewery area’s existing golden architectural elements. The cladding is decorated with unique diamond shaped patterns which causes optical illusions.

- We wanted to enhance the spectacular architecture and create a lighting solution with the highest comfort possible. And as a tribute to the area’s historic reputation the dynamic shimmering light effect is composed to symbolise a cold sparkling Carlsberg beer, explains ÅF Lighting’s Lighting Designer Frederik Borello.

The spaceframe which carries the lighting installation is customized to make them appear more airy and suspended from the ceiling to ensure that the façades can be fully enjoyed.  They complement the patterns of the façade and are dyed to match the golden colour of the portals.

The dynamic lighting adds an organic and modern character and the warm white LEDs accentuate the golden colours, which makes the portals appear pleasant and inviting.  

The lighting was designed in close collaboration with the architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter who designed the building. 

 

Project credits

Project: The Golden Portals

Location: Bohrsgade, Carlsberg City, Copenhagen

Client: Carlsberg Byen

Lighting Design & Technical Consultant: ÅF Lighting

Architect: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

Lighting Contractor: Futuresales

Photographer: Torben Eskerod