New metro lines in growing northern European cities


Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been shortlisted for project competitions on the design of new subway stations in both Hamburg and Oslo. Both projects play important roles in improving the mobility in growing northern European cities and ensure good public transport to support new urban developments.

The new Fornebubane is the largest transport project in Norwegian capital, Oslo for 20 years and includes a new subway line with six new stations. The new line will be an 8.5-kilometer extension of Oslo's metro, which will connect the Fornebu development area to the city centre. Gottlieb Paludan Architects participates in the design competition for two of the six new stations in collaboration with the Norwegian design office L2.

In Hamburg, Germany Gottlieb Paludan Architects is shortlisted to design three new U-bahn stations. The stations are stops on the expansion of the existing U4 line, running from Billstedt in the east to the new urban area Hafencity. The new stations will support new urban development in the Horner Geest district. Gottlieb Paludan Architects is developing design proposals for the new stations in collaboration with Hamburg-based design office blauraum architekten.

In Copenhagen, a new Metro circle line will open in 2019 and construction work for the new Gottlieb Paludan Architects-designed South Harbour Metro line is about to break ground any time soon.