Gottlieb Paludan Architects wins extension of Aarhus Light Rail


Gottlieb Paludan Architects has won the assignment to plan and shape the extension of Aarhus Light Rail in collaboration with Rambøll, Trailc, LE 34 and French landscape architects Ilex.

New lines between "Spanien" in Aarhus C og Brabrand, between Lisbjerg School and Hinnerup, to Aarhus Ø and a new station on the main line in Brabrand make up the elements of this stage 2 of the light rail in Aarhus.

The aim for Aarhus Light Rail is to create a coherent infrastructure for Aarhus and its suburbs. Through the connection of separate urban areas the light rail can contribute to the development of a more accessible, efficient and sustainable city - and with its large capacity it can ensure residents of Aarhus easy and efficient means of commute to and from work or education. 

The ambitions for the winning design are to be able to add new qualities to the city, rather than just 'steal' away space for new infrastructure - all for the purpose of creating an attractive transportation alternative for todays' car drivers. 

Project work on stage 2 are expected to commence by autumn 2019 and last until 2021. Rambøll is lead consultant and Gottlieb Paludan Architects is sub-consultant, responsible for station design and integration of the light rail into the urban and landscape context. 

Foto: Aarhus Letbane