September 2018

A milestone at Grønttorvet


The 160.000 m2 area in Valby, which until 2016 housed the Copenhagen vegetable market, is currently being transformed from an industrial district into a vibrant, new part of town with a combination of business, service functions and various housing types for families, young people and elderly.

Årstiderne Arkitekter contributes to the new district with a total of five residential buildings, and at the district’s Building Plot 19 we recently celebrated the topping out ceremony on a new property.

The new building measures 15.800 m2 and comprises a total of 180 apartments of varying size – all located around a central green courtyard with an underlying basement garage.

The architecture at Grønttorvet is designed with references to the industrial buildings, that previously characterized the area, which from 1954-2016 served as a vibrant marketplace and home to hundreds of florists and green grocers.

“The ambition for Building Plot 19 has been to create a building with a vibrant and varied expression – variations in floor heights, details in the brickwork, change in colors and different window sizes together create a detailed building with a high architectural quality,” says Lene Foder, architect at Årstiderne Arkitekter.

A vibrant district with focus on sustainability
Building Plot 19 is part of an ambitious urban development project, and a transformation that has been in progress since 2016. When Grønttorvet is completed in 2021, the new area will be a distinctive and sustainable neighbourhood, that emphasizes green areas, sustainability and spaces, where the residents can grow plants and vegetables – in example in courtyards and in huge rooftop greenhouses.

The first inhabitants have already moved into the new district. The project is developed in cooperation with FB Gruppen, IngCon and ÅF.

For further information:
Mikkel Westfall, Creative Director, Architects MAA, MDD
T: +45 7024 2107 M: +45 2338 7158 E:

Anne Aksglæde Stahl, Head of Marketing and Communication
T: +45 7024 2168 M: +45 2165 6455 E: