Tuborg South is the maritime district bordered by Strandvejen, Tuborg Boulevard, and Dessaus Boulevard.
In terms of function, the district consists of layers of housing, various businesses, shopping, a state school, and a yacht club. The layout divides the district into a commercial area located towards Strandvejen and a residential area facing the water with a view of the Sound.
Infrastructure-wise, Tuborg South is linked to Strandvejen and the streets due east and west that run into it from the residential area around Svanemøllevej. The roads lead towards the Sound, according to the same principle as the residential roads in the surrounding district of Hellerup.
A wide canal both splits and unifies the district. This concept is reminiscent of Christianshavn, the 400-year-old harbour district, which was also built on reclaimed land.
Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects designed the master plan and planned roads, squares, gardens, and the first phase of the canal with appurtenant land-based facilities and a marina. In addition, the practice has regularly designed various buildings in Tuborg South.
The construction of Tuborg South is on a much larger scale than the surrounding residential districts and the blocks of flats on Strandvejen in Hellerup. In terms of scale, the district is a continuation of the commercial area around Tuborg Boulevard. However, unlike the latter’s Neo-rationalist block complexes, the building plots in Tuborg South are broken up into modernistic tower blocks and elongated, horizontal blocks. This is a visible indication that the district is an independent, newly constructed neighbourhood and an extension of Hellerup.
In collaboration with the consulting engineers, COWI A/S, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects came first in the competition for the area at Tuborg South, Hellerup.
The competition, which was organised by Carlsberg and Gentofte Municipality, encompasses a brand new neighbourhood with the option of 210,000m² of construction.