COBE dissing+weitling cowi køge north station copenhagen designboom
a team comprising COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI has been chosen to complete a major traffic hub within the copenhagen area. ‘køge north station’ will serve as a major transport interchange where high-speed trains and freeways meet. in its entirety the project consists of pedestrian bridge, a railway station and an associated park and ride facility. the scheme is set to be finalized by 2018.

 

the winning design, which was selected ahead of an entry by kengo kuma, is a 225 meter long structure that stretches across the lanes of traffic, connecting east and west. the south side of the façade is closed, functioning as a solar screen, while the north side is left open providing panoramic views over the lively urban landscape.

COBE dissing+weitling cowi køge north station copenhagen designboom
all images courtesy of COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI

 

 

 

padded with wooden lamellae, the bridge’s interior consists of warm and inviting materials, while from the outside the structure is covered with perforated steel plates, adding depth to the expression of the façade and matching the surrounding infrastructural fabric.

 

we have designed a symbol of the development that the city of køge is currently undergoing – a development characterized by innovation, pioneering spirit and audacity. this development will be reflected and materialized in the bridge and the surrounding park and ride facility that besides being the traffic junction of the region, also will be a distinctive landmark for the area and a symbol of denmark’s strive towards a sustainable future,’ explains dan stubbergaard, founder and creative director at COBE.

COBE dissing+weitling cowi køge north station copenhagen designboom
padded with wooden lamellae, the bridge’s interior consists of warm and inviting materials

 

 

 

køge north station is a very unique project, both in terms of architecture and engineering. the station will be part of many people’s everyday life. in our work we have focused on the flow across the freeway. the difference between the open side in the north and the closed side in the south, gives room for both vista and intimacy, movement and repose, and contributes to the experience, atmosphere and joy of traveling,’ commented steen savery trojaborg, partner and CEO at DISSING+WEITLING.

COBE dissing+weitling cowi køge north station copenhagen designboom
the station will serve as a major transport interchange where high-speed trains and freeways meet

 

 

 

the pedestrian bridge is an elegant, simple and 225 meter long steel construction with a light superstructure. it spans the freeway with a simple grip and is developed with great consideration to creating the best possible traffic flow for the freeway, local trains and high-speed trains. the bridge is to be constructed over a relatively short time period during the winter of 2016/2017. therefore we have chosen a construction of prefabricated steel units that can be transported directly to the construction site. this is a construction type that we have very successful experiences with,’ says jens sandager jensen, vice president, bridges scandinavia at COWI.

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project info:

 

location: køge, denmark
client: køge municipality, banedanmark and dsb properties
architects: COBE and DISSING+WEITLING
engineers: COWI
program: pedestrian bridge, station, park and ride facilities and vision model
size: 225 m pedestrian bridge and 32,000 sqm park and ride facilities
status: 1st prize in international competition in 2014, completed end of 2018