Right in the heart of Ebeltoft stands a former malt factory. Some years ago, this red industrial building – dating back to 1861– was to be demolished and replaced by a modern shopping centre. But luckily, a group of visionaries saw potential in the old building and raised enough money to buy back the factory. They had a dream – a dream we are about to turn into a reality in 2019, in collaboration with Syddjurs Municipality: The Malt Factory reinvented as a cultural centre: with a microbrewery, creative workspaces, live music, youth culture, visual arts/exhibitions/crafts, artists in residence, a library, a museum and much more. 

The Malt Factory is an interesting building architecturally, so when The Malt Factory Foundation decided to launch an architecture competition, 29 different design teams entered from all over the world. In October 2016, the winner was announced: PRAKSIS ARKITEKTER. Praksis will be the architects behind the new Malt Factory. If you are interested in the Malt Factory as an architectural building, the building process etc. then visit this site: www.dennymaltfabrik.dk  



  • 1861: S.B Lundberg’s Malt Factory was a prominent supplier of malt to Denmark and the world. 
  • 1998: Malt production ended and the buildings were abandoned.  
  • 2019: Construction of the new Malt Factory completed. 
  • The building’s estimated cost is 150 million DKK. 
  • The floor area is approximately 4400 m2.
  • The Malt Factory Foundation owns 3400 m2 of the floor area, which will be used for cultural events, private businesses, creative start-up companies and more. 
  • Syddjurs Municipality owns 1000 m2 of the floor area, which will be used for a library and a museum. 
  • The project includes 17,644 m2 of outside areas.
  • 9696 m2 of the outdoor areas belong to Syddjurs Municipality,
  • 7948 m2 of the outdoor areas belong to The Malt Factory Foundation.   


The estimated cost of the Malt Factory project is 150 million DKK. 20% of this figure is being financed by Syddjurs Municipality. Local people and several foundations have also helped in the process of raising enough money to realise the dream. Here are some of the contributors: 

  • The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities: 5 million DKK.
  • Realdania: 20 million DKK.
  • A.P. Møller Foundation: 25 million DKK.
  • Salling Fondene: 7 million DKK. 
  • Local contributors and shareholders. 




But why wait for 2019 where our factory has been transformed and rebuilded? Culture is not bound by bricks. Read about our projects and temporary activities below and check out events here in our calender.



Why not become a member of Überwerke Creative Lap – a “while we wait”-project. An ideal place for your small, creative business. Überwerke is a small “coworking space”, where creative businesses can meet, work, network, drink coffee etc. Contact Vibeke Wang (vw@nymalt.dk) for more details. 



The Malt Factory also has a youth centre – a place for the young to meet, create, host events and hang out. Rampen is run entirely by the youth themselves, with some economical help from Syddjurs Ungdomsskole. Don’t miss out on their latest events and wacky projects – follow Rampen on Facebook.  



In the Malt Factory’s courtyard lies a hidden gem – a space for everyone to enjoy. Det Grænseløse Køkken hosts communal eating, intimate concerts, author readings and more. The building is constructed by Bureau Detours in collaboration with foodies from Maltbordet and the restaurant Smag. Now the socio-economic initiative is run with support from Aarhus culture city 2017, Realdania and Syddjurs Kommune.  For more information, go to www.granselos.dk



The New Malt Factory is a member of the European Network of Independent Cultural Centres Trans Europe Halles. 

Trans Europe Halles is a European based network of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists that brings together 56 multidisciplinary cultural centres and 18 associated organisations all around Europe. As a network, Trans Europe Halles provides a dynamic forum for ideas, experiences and exchange, supporting its members and their communities. Trans Europe Halles facilitates and encourages artistic collaborations throughout Europe.
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