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Landscape & Planning

Vendersgade, Copenhagen

Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been responsible for the architectural redesign of Vendersgade, with a focus on improving conditions for cyclists and pedestrians and establishing a surface solution for rainwater management.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects managed all above-ground works on the project, which aimed to create attractive, green, climate-adapted urban design by reworking the street spatial proportions to provide more room for the numerous cyclists, shoppers and motorists using Vendersgade, the Torvehallerne Marketplace and Israels Plads every day.

Vendersgade was designated a "Green Route" by the City of Copenhagen, i.e. a greened street capable of handling rainwater. Combined with an objective to create better conditions for vulnerable road users, road geometrics were designed to drain rainwater away from the road and create security for cyclists and pedestrians.

The side streets of Linnésgade and Rømersgade were also included in the project. Parking spaces have been eliminated to create areas for relaxing, bicycle parking and more urban trees to strengthen interconnectivity of Ørsted Park with the Botanical Gardens. This highlights both the city’s green connections and the site’s unique history as part of the fortifications that once encircled Copenhagen.

Photos: Jens Lindhe

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