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DSB train workshops in eastern and western Denmark

Gottlieb Paludan Architects designs maintenance facilities for the Danish State Railway’s new fleet of electric trains.

DSB is embarking on a new era of electric rail. By 2030, DSB will have replaced over 100 current trains with electric trains, in the move toward a more climate-friendly railway in Denmark. As a result, DSB requires new facilities which are able to receive, maintain and prepare these new electric trains. Gottlieb Paludan Architects are responsible for the design of the workshops in Copenhagen and Aarhus, which have a combined area of 33,000 m2. In Copenhagen, the project entails a new building on the existing DSB railway yard near Copenhagen Central Station, whereas the Aarhus project is on a greenfield site west of the city.

Both projects comprise architecture and landscape architecture, including the design of the workshops to function optimally in terms of traffic and workshop logistics, architectural design and harmonious integration into the surroundings. Both workshops are designed with sustainability and functionality as guiding principles, and are to be certified Gold under the DGNB standard. Gottlieb Paludan Architects are helping to develop a new DGNB ’flex’ scheme for this type of building.

With these projects, Gottlieb Paludan Architects continues its 100-year collaboration with DSB. Gottlieb Paludan Architects was involved in the construction of all of the previous train maintenance facilities in Denmark, and can thus contribute with extensive experience in the field.

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