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The Future Transportation Node Køge North Station


Medium: conference paper
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Conference: Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
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Year: 2017
DOI: 10.24904/footbridge2017.09535

The Danish public infrastructure has in the recent years undergone various extensions and upgrades. With the new double-tracked railway line between Copenhagen-Ringsted, the Municiplaity of Køge in collaboration with Banedanmark and DSB, invited in 2014, four architectural firms to present design proposals for the new Køge North Station. A traffic centre and hot-spot for the entire Copenhagen area with its unique intersection of high-speed trains, local trains and the Køge Bay Motorway. Dissing+Weitling's design, in collaboration with COBE and COWI, was selected for execution, seeing off competition from the other teams lead by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, French firm Arep Ville and fellow Danish studio Gottleib Paludan Architects.

The goal was a bridge with a design that could accommodate the clients' vision of a a transport node for the 90,000 people passing through the area daily – bringing together high-speed trains, local railway and the motorway leading into Copenhagen from the south. A design complementing the surroundings without overpowering them and at the same time a bridge that was an attraction in itself and turned the crossing into an event. The solution was a 225 metre long steel construction with a light superstructure with an ellipsiod shape.

Keywords: architecture, pedestrian bridge, infrastructure, urban development, train station, green mobility

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