Hørkær is situated in the Copenhagen suburb Herlev within a large industrial- and business area developed in the 60’s and 70’s. Due to the proximity of Copenhagen and the attention from developers some parts of the area are already demolished and replaced by housing projects. The ambition for the Hørkær is to create a city for people with urban life, green areas and a broad diversity of functions.
The masterplan promotes a mix of housing and offices along with a kindergarten, education and service functions. A part of the area is reserved for the Symbiosehusene project – an experimental symbiosis between living, working and sharing. The strategy is to preserve and transform where it’s possible and only demolish where it’s needed, leaving clear traces of the local identity within the new district. A green connection will emerge between the building plots, guiding pedestrians and cyclists between the area and the nearby train station and into a central park in the middle of the district.
URBAN POWER created the masterplan, the district plan and are a part of the design team for Symbiosehusene, the Green Point Housing Project and more.
Related project within Hørkær: Symbiosehusene
Related projects with mixed urban planning: Jomfrustien, Huntonstranda