Jernbanebyen will form the framework for a new urban development where past and present merge, providing 4,500 new homes and workplaces for 8,000 people. Jernbanebyen will be a dense city district with more than 11 hectares of green areas and 8 hectares of green streets.
green urban spaces
At Jernbanebyen, a network of car-free streets intertwine with the urban structure. Pedestrians and cyclists will be given pride of place, and trees and greenery will be close to all homes and workplaces.
The development of Jernbanebyen will be guided by five robust strategies, each supporting the district’s overall plan and ensuring that its main structure and basic qualities will be maintained.
the spine of the
The green voids define a network of landscaped urban spaces that connect and lend structure to the organization of Jernbanebyen. A new city district in the middle of Copenhagen with large parks and unique urban squares.
At Jernbanebyen, nature will be divided into four different types: Cultural Nature, Railway Nature, Local Nature and Infra-Nature.
leads the way
The fabric creates a Copenhagen neighborhood where all residents live in close proximity to nature. The ambition is to develop a partially car free district, contributing to an active city life, local meeting places and social communities.
The car free streets will open up space for urban nature and reduce traditional street area by up to 50%. The streets will become vegetated corridors contributing with a lush urban nature and attractive micro-climate. This creates added value for people, a pleasant city climate, and will support and enhance existing biodiversity along the railway tracks.
The landscape fabric binds the area together and creates social and green urban spaces with room for informal meeting places. The transformation of an existing hall becomes a covered urban space.
become an attraction?
Jernbanebyen is located in between heavy arterial roads and railroads. It is essential that the development of the area handles the traffic noise in order to create a good living environment.
The pearl necklace absorbs the noise and becomes an attraction and a positive contribution to Jernbanebyen. The pearl necklace is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but a robust and varied approach to noise management.
The noise management is a varied and eventful collection of different functions, creating a distinctive edge along the periphery of the site.
with strong local
Jernbanebyen is organized into different neighborhoods defined by the green voids. The neighborhoods will be developed area by area, each with its own distinctive character, together creating a varied vivid city district.
The different neighborhoods ensure a variation of possibilities for attracting different types of residents and to form new communities. Each neighborhood will be differentiated with a focus on each area’s distinctive character.
about the physical
spaces but also about the
The production neighborhood ushers the legacy of the area’s working past into the future. The rich building heritage will be preserved and transformed, and new workshops create the breeding ground for a new growth segment of startups, creative business and culture in general.
Jernbanebyen is a city of production, creating an ideal and inspiring framework for entrepreneurs and creative businesses to thrive in and around the existing cultural heritage. The ground floor facilities will house new workshops, ensuring a vivid city district.
Existing buildings will be transformed respectfully, creating new life in the cultural heritage surroundings.