New maintenance facilities for DSB in Copenhagen


Gottlieb Paludan Architects has designed the Danish State Railway’s (DSB) new train maintenance facility in Copenhagen, which will now be realised by MT Højgaard. The facility will contribute to more environmentally friendly train operations throughout Denmark and to DSB's ambition to become CO2 neutral by 2030.

Towards 2030, DSB is replacing its current diesel-powered train fleet with new, faster electric trains to contribute to more climate-friendly train services in Denmark. To this end, DSB will build a new maintenance facility in Copenhagen to receive, maintain and prepare these new electric trains. Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been the architectural consultant on the project and has been involved in the construction of all previous maintenance facilities in Denmark, through his 100-year collaboration with DSB.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects' design focuses on optimal functionality in terms of traffic and facility logistics, architectural design and a harmonious integration into the site. The facility is being built with sustainability and functionality as a guiding principle and will be certified according to the DGNB sustainability standard in the Gold category.

The new maintenance facility, which will be built on the railway terrain close to Copenhagen Central Station, will cover some 11,000 m2 and is expected to be completed in spring 2024.