urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen
 

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen

urban power has designed the ‘holmene’ scheme, which envisions nine islands to be constructed just 10km south of copenhagen. the danish government and mayors of greater copenhagen announced the plans for the 3 million sqm land reclamation project, and it is set to be the largest of its kind in scandinavia. the vision deals with urgent environmental and commercial challenges and aims to create a large publicly accessible natural area for sports, recreation and improved biodiversity.

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen

the existing bio-fueled power plant (left) with the future waste-to-energy plant (right)

all images courtesy of urban power

 

 

the project by urban power will create an area reserved for green technologies and the biggest waste-to-energy plant in northern europe. bio-waste and waste water from the regions 1.5 million citizens will be handled here and turned into clean water, resources and bio-gas. together with heat storage, wind turbines and other green technologies, it’s projected to amount to an annual reduction of at least 70,000 tons of CO2 and production of more than 300,000 MWh fossil free energy: equivalent to the power consumption of 25% of the population of copenhagen city.

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen

20% of the islands will be green recreational areas

 

 

the strategic design introduces a group of islands rather than a traditional massive land reclamation. each island will have a green belt of nature, ensuring attractive transitions between the land and water. the diverse landscape encourages sports and activities in some areas and recreation in others. there’s even several small islets and reefs inaccessible for humans, to provide the best conditions for nature and wildlife. construction of the ‘holmene’ project is planned to begin in 2022 and is expected to be completed in 2040

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen
holmene seen from the flight path after taking off from copenhagen airport

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen

1960 copenhagen before the first land reclamation in 1964

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen
2019 copenhagen

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen
2040 holmene completed, the natural landscape between amager (right) and køge bugt beach park (left) is re-established

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen
1960 copenhagen before the first land reclamation in 1964

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen
2019 copenhagen

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen
2040 holmene completed

urban power envisions nine new islands to be constructed south of copenhagen
the green tech island will host the first large scale waste-to-energy plant in scandinavia

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘holmene’ (the islets)

architect: urban power

location: hvidovre, denmark

program: industrial area, fossil-free energy production, flood barrier, nature and recreational areas

site area: 3,080,000 m2

floor area: 1,500,000 m2

year: 2018-2040

client: hvidovre municipality

collaborators: COWI, DHI, MOE | tetraplan, rambøll, aglaja

status: vision, environmental impact assessment (2019), construction (2022)

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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