Copenhagen’s new up-coming urban neighbourhood, Refshaleøen, will soon get a new playground for creative minds and street food enthusiasts near the waterfront.
The new project has been given the working title “Reffen”, which is the nickname of the island. The ambition is to create a melting pot with a food market, creative workshops and start-ups, cultural experiences and innovative projects. The lease counts an indoor and outdoor area – three times larger than the warehouses on Paper Island. The ambition is to create a new urban space, community and playground for innovative projects, pop-ups, creative work- shops, gastronomy and culture of all kinds. Furthermore, we allocate grants for funding art and cultural projects and events.
Adress: Refshalevej 167 – 1434 København K
A new area for creative entrepreneurs
Denmark’s first street food market, Copenhagen Street Food – Paper Island, closed the 22nd of December 2017 due to a temporary leasing contract. However, the founders are
still on the mission helping creative minds turning their ideas into business. Thus, the founders have signed a ten year lease with the property company Refshaleøens Ejendomsselskab A/S – where there is a space to create a new wild project in a muchlarger scale. The area for the new concept is about three times as large as the halls on Paper Island and consist of: The building called “Maskinværkstedet” (The Engine Repair Shop) of 1040 m2, 5000 m2 of outdoor space and additional access to 4000 m2 of a shared outdoor area by the water. The ambition is to fill the area with booths built in multi-level containers and trucks.
Community and makers area
The idea is to create a community and playground for innovative projects, pop-ups, creative workshops, gastronomy, design and cultural events of all kinds. The aim is to give both up-coming and experienced entrepreneurs a community and access to a platform where you can test and develop your business concept, whether you are experienced, student or novice. “Reffen” will be a launch pad for turning ideas into projects and business.
Reffen is expected to open in May and Maskinværkstedet later this summer 2018.