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Landscape & Planning

The Sydhavn Metro, Feasibility study and station design

Gottlieb Paludan Architects designs five stations on a new Metro line serving the Sydhavn district of Copenhagen. We also conducted a feasibility study preceeding the decision to build a new branch of the Metro.

The new Metro line will run through the urban development areas of Enghave Brygge, Teglholmen and Sluseholmen together with the old district of Sydhavn (‘The Southern Harbour’) and terminate at the existing Ny Ellebjerg Station.

The decision to build the Sydhavn Metro was adopted by the Danish Parliament in February 2015. The new line is expected to be put into operation in 2023 and have a daily customer flow of around 43,000 passengers.The Sydhavn Metro line will have stations at Fisketorvet, Enghave Brygge, Sluseholmen and Mozarts Plads, and at the terminal station, it will be possible to change to regional and commuter lines.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects’ services include a study on how to integrate the new Metro line into the urban fabric. Furthermore we did concept designs for forecourts and stations in a number of different scenarios. Station design is now underway in accordance with the general design guidelines of the Copenhagen Metro.

Design challanges

- Qualifying the basis for initial decisions.

- Accommondating a new metro line in a build-up area of mixed character, old and new.

- Creating 5 new stations, each with a new, local identity, on the basis of existing design guidelines.

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