The Sydhavn Metro, Copenhagen
New alignment and five new, deep stations
Gottlieb Paludan Architects has planned and designed the five new Metro stations on the Sydhavn Line. The latest technological know-how and the findings of behavioural studies have been incorporated in the design.
The upcoming Metro line to the Copenhagen neighbourhood of Sydhavnen will have five stations and run through the urban development areas in the southern part of the district around the Port of Copenhagen and the old neighbourhood of Sydhavnen.
The design of the new, deep stations is based on the original, deep stations; however, new advances, knowledge and know-how within lighting, layout, accessibility and information systems have been utilized to enhance the final design.
In addition, the route of the Metro line out of town, towards more light and the open sky, is reflected in the overall design. The walls at the stations are kept in pastel colours, and the texture and shapes reflect the light. The new station design is also characterized by wider main stairs with escalators.
Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been in charge of the development, design and tendering procedures of all the stations. In addition, the company has undertaken all architectural works and analyses related to integrating the entire Sydhavn Line into the urban environment.
At the last stop, Ny Ellebjerg Station, passengers can continue their journeys by
S-train and regional train services. The station is being prepared for a future extension of the Metro towards Hvidovre and Frederiksberg.
Various Danish artists, such as SuperFlex and René Schmidt, decorated the stations as an integral part of the design.
Gottlieb Paludan Architects collaborated on the project with COWI, Systra and Arkitema Architects.