Vinge City

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The masterplan for Vinge revolves around the core tenets of diversity and sustainability and connects to its surroundings via a new S-train station situated between Frederikssund and Ølstykke. The new city forms part of an urban development plan for greater Copenhagen, which emphasises the integration of green spaces within defined urban areas.

Vinge is situated in an open, rural landscape, and a primary design goal has been to bring the surrounding scenery into the new city. Green areas within the urban context create breathing spaces, add a recreational dimension to the city — such as playing fields, urban parks and wetlands — and ensure nature’s enduring presence in the city. The buildings in the inner city are organised as small neighbourhoods and relate to the planned green spaces and surrounding landscape. The architecture is diverse, offering a variety of different residential typologies to meet different needs. Vinge will be a city for families, the young and the elderly, companies and visitors.

Vinge Station is planned as a transit hub, forming part of a vibrant city centre which is reinforced by a tall and dense built environment.

The easy accessibility to Vinge through public transport will increase its overall attractiveness, motivating businesses to establish in either the city centre or in the business area just north of the centre. From the high-density environment of the city centre, the architecture gradually transitions to lower, more open building typologies, scaling down the building stock towards the surrounding open landscape.

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Project facts

Project facts

Location: City of Frederikssund
Client: City of Frederikssund
Gross floor area: 3,500,000 m2
Year of construction: 2013 - 2033
Type of assignment: Winner of international competition
Architects: Henning Larsen Architects and Effekt
Engineers: Moe & Brødsgaard
Landscape: Marianne Levinsen
Visuals: Henning Larsen Architects and Effekt

Sustainable city development

Sustainable city development

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The vision for Vinge is to spearhead sustainable urban development. This greenfield project is built from the ground up, which significantly increases the potential for integrating sustainable systems in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible way. The construction and planning is flexible to enable constant implementation of state-of-the-art sustainable technologies as they arise.

Sustainability is embedded in the infrastructure and in the planning of specific city areas. Public transport, service stations for traditional and electric cars and optimal conditions for biking and walking are essential aspects of the sustainability vision. Furthermore, low energy consumption in the finished buildings is achieved through strategic use of daylight, which minimises the need for both heating and artificial lighting.

The interaction between the city centre and the surrounding landscape is part of a holistic sustainable vision. Rainwater collection ponds have been integrated into the landscape plan, providing picturesque and functional water features in the recreational areas. The design of the urban space is based on the existing climatic conditions such as sunlight, shadow and wind, ensuring optimal comfort and well-being for its residents - with cafés in sunny areas and shelters around the S-train station.

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