Enhanced urban liveability around famous covered market in central Copenhagen


One of the main challenges with Vendersgade is its function as a major thoroughfare for cyclists using it on a daily basis. The intense flow of cyclists and the important recreational qualities of the areas around the covered market Torvehallerne and Israels Plads challenge the cohesion transverse to Vendersgade and the intersecting streets.

In collaboration with SWECO, Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been charged with developing a solution that would ensure better conditions for cyclists, support the flow of pedestrians and create space for goods deliveries. Moreover, the brief is to provide more space for bicycle parking and less for cars. In addition to traffic improvements, the City of Copenhagen wants the street to be climate-adapted in a manner that would maximize its urban liveability for its users. The traffic changes and climate adaptation come together in an overall solution which ensures that traffic conditions improve while spatial and visible climate adaptation creates recreational opportunities.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects is sub-adviser on this project and collaborates with SWECO; the client is the City of Copenhagen.