Rentemestervej Library and Cultural Centre NW, Denmark

Public libraries / Completed 2011

A golden icon

From sparkling workshops and small industries to scenic green neighbourhoods – the streets around Rentemestervej in Copenhagen’s north western district are an illustrative example of a new urbanity, raw but charming. It is also the scene for Copenhagen’s new multifunctional cultural centre, complete with an iconic library.


The place has a spirit of its own and the architects and urban planners have both captured and updated its essence. Golden perforated plates cover the facade, and the building is made of four blocks that can be seen as four books with different content.