Copenhagen – Nordhavn, Sydhavn og Ørestad
Residential areas that promote the urge to sail, bike or take a walk
Nordhavn: from industrial area to Copenhagen’s most attractive (and expensive) neighbourhood
Around 2,500 people live in Nordhavn. The plan is to make a complete new town within the city with around 20,000 residents. You will experience an infrastructure, schools, workplaces, retail space and residential properties – at a maximum height of five storeys – all with a focus on sustainability. Furthermore, the detail plan and handling of the public space is extremely successful. There is life between the houses here.
For example, you can:
Take a guided tour with the architectural studio responsible for the urban planning and detail plan for Nordhavn
Visit a project, which is on its way to becoming the first DGNB gold-certified building in Denmark in flexible building design (using materials that can be taken apart and reused, for example).
Hear about the master plan and the detail plan, as well as the vision behind one of the city’s most popular recreational outdoor spaces: the waterfront and harbour baths.
Gain an insight into transformation architecture: how older warehouse buildings are integrated into terraced houses, for example, or silos transformed into residential, commercial and restaurant units.
Number of days: ½ day
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Experience Sydhavn and Teglholmen by bike (3 hours)
Sluseholmen was the first section of Copenhagen Harbour to undergo urban development, which began around 2000. The neighbourhood consists of eight islands and canals are the guiding principle here. Residents have a view of either the harbour or the canals. The houses are linked together but their façades are very different, as 25 different architectural studios have contributed to the neighbourhood.
The vision for Sluseholmen – based on the ‘Dutch model’
The value of maintaining the old, red boathouses
Harbour baths – and a new school, which also houses a public dental practice with access for local residents
Visit Teglholmen, a roughly 60,000 m2 area with 80,000 square metres of new buildings, primarily residential – in addition to 7,000 square metres of new harbour bridges. You can cycle across the bridges from Sluseholmen – to Teglholmen – with great views of the green spaces on Amager.
Number of days: ½ - 1 day.
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