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THE BATTERY III

Fugleperspektiv

TREDJE NATUR’s plan revives the Battery Area with green and blue elements as the central values in the neighborhood. A connecting corridor in the project becomes the neighborhood’s new hub. The area is 7 hectares and located in an very attractive area in Copenhagen. Metro, University and Ørestad and have finally been presented with a probable third and new project which is widely supported.

Project Information
Responsible Partner: Ole Schrøder
Design Team: Sofie Mandrup Andreassen, Johan Kure, Anna Sissela Michalsdottor, Helen Shuyang Chen, Karolina Julia Pajnowska, Max Moriyama, and Michael Vestergaard Thomsen
Location: Amager, Copenhagen
Client: The Bach Group and Copenhagen Municipality
Team: Arkitema, Entasis and Polyform
Projekt Period: 2015
Responsibility: Master plan, climate, urbanity and nature
Type: Commission
Status: Ongoing

The connection from east to west creates structure in the city plan around a generous landscape that creates space for social gatherings, city biotopes and rainwater. The corridor collects the central connections of the battery area and creates space for a dynamic city life. The bicycle routes – Amager route and the Ørestads route meet here, as well as the canal theme which reaches to DR Byen. There is also a connection to the green archeological site bordering Njalsgade, which adds to the nature value of the plan.
This master plan was developed by Arkitema, Tredje Natur, Entasis, and Polyform. The overall concept of the masterplan is a green corridor, which connects ‘Svinget’ to the east to the archaeological site ‘Faste Batteri’ to the west. The green corridor will have public green areas, accessible by the area’s residents and the other users of the area, a public bicycle and pedestrian connection, combined with rainwater management elements. The archaeological site will be re established and will be designed into a city park.

The property owner would like to create a new, attractive neighborhood on ‘Faste Batteri’ because of its central location in Copenhagen. The vision for the masterplan is to create a dense, green and well-structured neighborhood, with a building typology that is a reinterpretation of the classic Copenhagen block house, along with two high- rises acting as landmarks. The plan is structured around the green corridor as a connecting element. The property owner would like to work with different building typologies and modern community types in the project.
The buildings connect to the park and are based on the adjacent city structure in height, form, and materials, so the new area will relate to its context. There are two signature, high-rise buildings, one which is 99 meters tall in the western end and another 86 meter at the end of Emil Holms Kanal. The local zoning allows for the area closest to Njalsgade, may be transformed to a dense neighborhood, with a mix of business, residential, shops and cultural venues.

“District by district, we try to adjust the local area plans to reach a smaller scale, create more quality in the urban spaces and focus on the green, so we not just get architectural landmarks, but something that works for those who live and visit here. It is, after all, the Copenhagener’s city,” says Morten Kabell, environmental and engineering Mayor of Copenhagen.

CITY LIFE AND SPACES
The zoning plan emphasizes the importance of the future of the area and it’s integration into the city, that can offer the local residents, users and visitors a unique, diverse neighborhood that focuses on a liveable city life and green urban spaces. The main infrastructural concept is a central, green public park that can be used for recreational purposes and will contain two future bicycle connections, ‘the Amager Route’ and the ‘Ørestad Route’. It will also function as a cloud burst and retainment area, according to the Municipality of Copenhagen’s stormwater management plans. The fortification at ‘Faste Batteri’ is a historical conservation area and will be re established and used as an urban park. The area is therefore an important part of the Municipality of Copenhagen’s goals for climate, city life, and a green and blue capital city, and to connect the city areas together.

Besides the central green park and the archaeological site, this plan establishes four urban spaces; ‘Water Square’ as an extension of Emil Holms canal, that is the area’s main urban space, ‘Plaza’ at the tall building, ‘the Forest’ between the buildings in building area II and the ‘Sports Area’ at Amagerfælledvej. The area’s green urban spaces should allow for both quiet, relaxation or to movement through the actively programmed urban space, close to one’s residence, workplace, or as a destination for people living in other parts of the city. The route through the green linear park, will have as many different experiences as possible. In some areas, nature will accentuate the feeling of intimacy and protection, while other areas will provide a long sightline. The planting scheme and the terrain will highlight these different experiences.

BUILDINGS
The buildings are divided into 8 blocks, which are based on the characteristics of the adjacent neighborhoods and are placed along the central green linear park. Each block has varying heights from 3 to 4 stories towards the linear park and 8 stories towards the street. The residential buildings will contain different types of residential typologies, including row houses, townhouses, apartments and penthouses. The zoning plan allows for small residential buildings, student housing, and special housing forms, where the community space around the residency is increased. In addition to the 8 housing blocks, the zoning plan allows for two high-rise buildings, 99 meters and 86 meters tall. Restrictions for the high-rises and their placement is based on the

competition, held in the fall of 2014, and outlines the requirements for two landmark buildings in the plan. The zoning regulations state that high-rise A in the western end, must be integrated into the green linear park, by continuing the plantings up the facades and green roof terraces. The green linear park will be a part of the first story, by way of public stairways and a roof terrace overlooking the archeological site. High-rise G, will be placed north of the ‘Water Square’ and Emil Holms canal. The base of the building must have the general height and characteristics of the surrounding buildings, but must also be a landmark building for the area.


SUSTAINABILITY
The overall concept of the plan, the green linear park, should be formed as a clear green park with nature qualities that can contribute to ‘Green Strategy’ goals for Copenhagen, including biodiversity. There are also requirements in the zoning plan about stormwater management and green facades. The central green corridor connect ‘Amager Route’ and the ‘Ørestads Route’, which support the municipal vision for ‘Community in Copenhagen’.

DGNB CERTIFICATION
Based on the results of the Municipality of Copenhagen’s sustainability tool, the building contractor has obtained a precertification for DGNB for the masterplan and the whole ‘Faste Batteri’ area. DGBN certification rates the life cycle of a neighborhood in a holistic and flexible way and looks at a neighborhood’s overall sustainability abilities.

PROCESs
The initial documents are being evaluated in the municipality, after which the zoning plan must be approved. The zoning plan will replace the earlier zoning plan II which was developed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. Read the municipality’s current documents here

DATA
Site area 71.620 m2
Built floor area 125.000 m2
Plot density 175 %
Open areas 47.000 m2

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NEW SPORTS HALL AT GREVE GYMNASIUM

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