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Landscape & Planning

Aalborg City Centre, Development of urban spaces and connections

Gottlieb Paludan Architects has created a proposal to assist the city of Aalborg Local Authority in utilizing mass transit as leverage to improve its urban spaces.

The centre of Aalborg is growing, and the development of the waterfront clearly indicates the city is spreading.  There is a need to strengthen connections between the original city centre and a bigger new city centre. Gottlieb Paludan Architects proposes a strategy which allows mobility and urban life to work together.

Aalborg Local Authority is planning to establish a bus rapid transit line which will traverse the city centre. To supplement this, Gottlieb Paludan Architects proposes re-routing some of the existing bus lines so that the city centre is primarily served by the BRT system whereas the periphery is primarily served by city buses. The mobility flow of people and activities will be utilized in this context as an urban-life generator. The bus stop will be relocated closer to the waterfront and slightly further from the city’s central high street, but in return new links and easier access for pedestrians and cyclists will be achieved in the centremost part of the city.

The proposal designates strategic focus points in the area where it will be particularly profitable to invest in upgrades of vegetation, paving, lighting and cycling connections.


Design challanges

- Enhancing liveability through adjustments to public transportation.

- Merging traffic strategies with urban and commercial planning.

- Proposing a future-proof layout proposal for a bus rapid transit line.

Visualizations: Gottlieb Paludan Architects

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