In cooperation with the City of Aarhus, DSB, MT Højgaard and C.F. Møller Architects are preparing to realise the vision of a new Railway Quarter. This is a new, car-free urban quarter in Aarhus, which will develop the area and connect the surrounding neighbourhoods by covering the railway site from Bruuns Bro to Frederiks Bro.
This will create a new, car-free urban quarter of Aarhus. The railway site extending from Bruuns Bro to Frederiks Bro will be covered. The area will house 110,000 m² of new construction, to establish a central new urban quarter in Aarhus C, resembling the tenement block structure of nearby Frederiksbjerg, and giving a special opportunity to interconnect the heart of the city in an exciting new way.
Car-free integration with neighbouring environments
The new structures will predominantly be blocks of flats, up to six storeys high, which will be integrated with the existing local environment. At three or four places, the buildings will be higher at certain points.As part of the sustainable strategy for the Railway Quarter, bicycle parking and taxi flow will be integrated in the overall plan for the project.
Together with the Railway Quarter’s urban connections, the peripheral zones will be cultivated and upgraded in order to create attractive urban spaces that are connected with, and establish, a transition to the rest of Aarhus’ city centre, towards Bruuns Bro, Frederiks Bro, Hallssti, Kriegersvej and Orla Lehmanns Alle.The project includes the establishment of a parking deck on columns, above the railway site. On top of this parking deck a new urban quarter can be established in the heart of Aarhus. Source and images Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects.
Article by Marco Rinaldi