Copenhagen Meatpacking District

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A short introduction in english

Copenhagen Meatpacking District consists of three large areas named The White Meat City, The Grey Meat City and The Brown Meat City. 

Copenhagen Meatpacking District is built over a period of 50 years. Øksnehallen in the Brown Meat City was finished in 1901 and the White Meat City was opened in april 1934. The White Meat City is famous for the functionalistic architecture and was at the opening a trendsetting place for meatproducing facilities.

The Brown and White Meat City is listed and thereby protected by law.  Furthermore are both The White Meat City and the Brown Meat City protected as one of the 25 national industrial memorials in Denmark.

The White Meat City

The White Meat City is a unique 871.000 sq. feet property owned by the Municipality of Copenhagen Denmark and home of meat companies, creative industries, supermarkets, galleries, and restaurants. It is in other words Copenhagen Meatpacking District.

The area is being developed by Copenhagen Properties to contain artists, galleries, meat industries, creative and gastronomic trendsetters all blended together in the caracteristic white buildings primarily from 1934.

The Grey Meat City

The Grey Meat City is a smaller areal with cultural activities, restaurants, offices, and meat industries. The Grey Meat City is not listed, but still under protecting because of its importance in the Danish industrial history.

The Brown Meat City

The Brown Meat City contains various schools, a theater, hotel- and conference facilities, a swim centre and a beautiful antique exhibition hall called Øksnehallen. 

Another homepage for Copenhagen Meatpacking District

The tenants are organized in "Kødbyforeningen" and are maintaining their own homepage for Copenhagen Meatpacking District