Orientkaj and Nordhavn Metro Stations

Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Drawing © Cobe
Photo © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Drawing © Cobe
Drawing © Cobe
Photo © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Photo © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Photo © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Photo © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Drawing © Cobe
Architects
COBE
Location
Copenhagen, Denmark
Year
2020

The Nordhavn metro line extension unlocks the potential for the redevelopment of Copenhagen’s northern docklands, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in northern Europe.

The two stations possess distinct visual characteristics that reflect the local communities they serve. Tracing the outline of a shipping container, the overground Orientkaj Station celebrates the large scale volumes and brutalist features of the dockland’s industrial past, but opens up to reveal a more gentle, human focused detailing on the inside. The underground Nordhavn Station borrows from the Cityringen tradition, with the distinctive red cladding of transfer stations.

"Nordhavn is a city of sustainable mobility, where it is easier to walk, bike or use public transport, than it is to drive your own car. The two metro stations unlock the potential of this new Copenhagen city district enabling more efficient and sustainable transport between the individual neighbourhoods, and to the rest of Copenhagen, while adding a new chapter to the story of the Copenhagen harbour front."

Dan Stubbergaard, architect and founder, Cobe

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