Founded as a malting house in 1861 and closed down in 1998, Maltfabrikken was falling apart and facing demolition when a group of local people decided to save its iconic red buildings and turn them into a centre for all kinds of cultural and creative activities. After a fundraising tour de force and extensive redesigning and reconstruction, Maltfabrikken is now ready to begin its new life as a cultural and creative powerhouse.
From 2020 Maltfabrikken will host a microbrewery, creative workspaces, festival facilities, a concert hall, a youth culture club, visual arts/exhibitions/crafts, artists in residence, a public library, a museum, archives and much more in its five buildings.
Hospitality, openness, co-creation, “hygge”, community building and social inclusion via creative expression are Maltfabrikken’s DNA. Through international networks and projects Maltfabrikken is working to learn from and contribute to the diversity of cultural and creative environments in Europe and the rest of the world.