Gottlieb Paludan Architects is responsible for the architectural redesign of Vendersgade and for managing all above-ground works. The aim of the project is 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 are designed to drain rainwater away from the road and create security for cyclists and pedestrians.
The side streets of Linnésgade and Rømersgade are also included in the project. Parking spaces are 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.
Visualizations: Gottlieb Paludan Architects