Raffinaderivej 2, 2300 Copenhagen S
- Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
- Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
- Level access to outdoor areas
- Accessible restroom
- Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
- Chairs or benches to rest on
- Possible to eat / drink
- Disabled parking
- Member of Solsikkesnoren
- Member of God adgang
What does a gasworks look like? And how does it work? Find the answers to these questions on a tour of Kløvermarken Gasworks during Open House.
The characteristic building is hard to miss. With its elliptical sides and colorful midsection, Kløvermarken Gasworks is recognizable to anyone who has passed Gottlieb Paludan Architects’ buildings in Copenhagen’s Christianshavn district. But what does a gasworks look like inside? And how does it work? Visit Kløvermarken Gasworks during Open House and find out.
Copenhagen’s Largest Gasworks
Town gas has filled Copenhagen’s network of pipes for more than 160 years. That’s longer than the city has had indoor plumbing, electricity and district heating. And a great deal has changed since the first gas lamps were lit. Today, Kløvermarken Gasworks is the largest in HOFOR’s network of four gasworks and two biogas plants. It produces up to 20,000 cubic meters of town gas an hour to supply everything from large technical plants to gas stoves in private homes.
Today, town gas is no longer created by burning coal, but is instead a mixture of biogas, natural gas and pure air. HOFOR produces biogas from the decomposition of the organic matter in our wastewater. So when you do your dishes or use the toilet, you’re helping to produce sustainable town gas.
See the Gasworks’ Machine Room
All lovers of industrial complexes have a chance to take a look inside the machine room of the gasworks when this distinctive building in Christianshavn opens its doors during Open House. Get a first-hand look at the high-tech process and learn about where our gas comes from and how it is produced.