Gottlieb Paludan Architects has provided architectural expertise on the renovation of a number of stations on Nordbanen between Copenhagen and Hillerød. The renovations were performed as part of the project entitled “The S-train Stations of the Future” which will see all stations on the S-train network renovated over a period of 8 to 10 years.
The renovations bring cohesion to Nordbanen which now stands out as a coherent, modernized line; the stations feel light and airy with improved layouts and access arrangements while the qualities of the original architecture have not only been respected but enhanced.
The forecourt at Holte Station was extended by a new area between the station building and the post office. A building from the 1960s was demolished and replaced by an open space from which there is now access to the platforms via a glass stair and lift shaft. The demolition left an open space between two historic buildings, providing an unobstructed view across the station area and Vejlesø (lake) to the west.