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Hvidovre, DK

Industrial Area, Fossil-free Energy production, flood Barrier, nature and recreational Areas

3.080.000 m2

1.500.000 m2

2018-2040

Hvidovre municipality

COWI, DHI, MOE | tetraplan, Rambøll, Aglaja

Vision, environmental impact assessment (2019), construction (2022)

Sara Buhl Bjelke, Rune Veile, Arne Cermak Nielsen, Hannah Knudsen, Ewelina Purta, Kinga Murawska, Ida Lykke Christensen, Agnija Rubene, Tien-Yi Su

Holmene, located just 10 km south of Copenhagen, is the largest land reclamation project in Scandinavia in the years to come. It combines several needs in the region: A growing demand for sites for knowledge intensive industry, fossil-free energy production and flood barrier to secure both the existing and future areas. Furthermore it adds an enormous public accessible natural area.

 

URBAN POWER has developed the vision and strategic planning for the ambitious development; including the visual material, film and coordination with the municipal administration, engineers and external advisors.

 

The historic shoreline of the area consisted of small uninhabited islets with a rich and diverse vegetation and wildlife. However, the need for large scale industry in the 1960’s led to an extensive land reclamation, that replaced the nature with a barren and technical industrial landscape.

 

Now, 50 years later, the industrial area is fully developed and there’s demand for more. Instead of repeating the modernistic approach, the new land reclamation “Holmene” will serve a higher purpose and add value in a broader perspective: For the business, for the public and for the nature.

 

“Holmene” consist of nine industrial Islands; each surrounded by a nature belt ranging from active areas for sports to more tranquil areas for recreation. There’s even several small islets and reefs inaccessible for humans, to provide the best conditions for nature and wildlife at land as well as in the water.

 

The division in nine industrial islands has more advantages: It can be developed stepwise without leaving the impression of an unfinished project. Furthermore the islands can be thematically developed, leaving the best conditions for the innovative industry and research within green tech, life science and future yet unknown sectors.

 

Surplus soil is the backbone of the land fill. It finance the construction of the islands and solves an urgent challenge of surplus soil from the regions subway and building projects. The soil will additionally be used to create a natural protective landscape along the existing coastline: It makes the landscape resilient towards future floodings and provides an improved bike route.

 

The biggest Island is reserved the development of green technologies and the biggest Waste-to-Energy plant in Northern Europe. Bio waste and waste water from the regions 1.5 million citizens is handled here and turned into clean water, resources and biogas. Together with heat storage, wind mills and other green technologies, an annual reduction of at least 70.000 tons CO2 and production of more than 300.000 MWh fossil free energy: Equivalent to the power consumption of 25% of the population of Copenhagen.

 holmene Hvidovre DK URBAN PLANNING vision
 holmene Hvidovre DK URBAN PLANNING vision

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