Nordhavnen Competition

Nordhavnen Competition

Nordhavnen District, Copenhagen Denmark

The City Regenerative project proposes a culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable urban strategy for the future development of the northern harbor district of Copenhagen.  Natural processes integrate with the site infrastructure to extend waterways, establish greenways that weave through new residential and commercial areas and create efficient transportation, water, waste, energy, and heating systems for the city. Areas of overlapping program create nodes in a diverse natural and constructed habitat. The strategy honors four key principles: 1) urbanization is structured as fingers extending into landscape, 2) parks and open space weave between the fingers, 3) commercial nodes follow public transport, and 4) inhabitants live in close proximity to green spaces, waterways, bike lanes and public transit.

Collaborating as a design team, FXFOWLE and Starr Whitehouse’s neighborhood and landscape strategy uses innovative building technologies, urban agriculture, bio-filtration waste management, seawater exchange and wind farming for the Nordhavnen District.  By clustering development, a 90 hectare park of jetties, dunes, wooded groves, and grasslands extends north to the Danish sea.