Adding more defined spatial and outspoken public spaces.
The industrial site Hersted in Albertslund, Denmark, was in need of a makeover. Bureau B+B looked for a sustainable spatial solution. This did not result in a fixed urban transformation plan, but in a strategy on different levels; an economically strategy, an organisation strategy, an ecological strategy and en spatial strategy. The strategies define a direction in which the development of the site should go to and set the rules to guide the transformation.
The economical strategy
As part of the transformation of the area Hersted will be promoted and branded as home base for the Copenhagen Local Food System and will again be used for the production of food for the people of Copenhagen. Not as farmland but as an highly innovative and sustainable Food Park which will attract business and jobs of regional and global importance.
The spatial strategy
The spatial strategy defines a set of rules that guide the transformation into a sustainable and coherent direction. The owner of a building plot can develop buildings with a higher height or another program on his property in exchange for which he must contribute to improving the appearance of the area, the ecology of the area and to improve and expand the public space. The strategy aims at:
• Applying hierarchy in the infrastructure
• Fading of the boundaries of the entire area to the surrounding neighbourhoods
• Greater diversity between subareas
• Preservation of the scale as a contrast to the surrounding residential neighbourhoods
• Adding more defined spatial and outspoken public spaces
• Linking of the subareas
- Location: Herstedøster, Glostrup, Denemarken
- competition: 2012
- Partners: grassat + Mist, LETH & GORI, Midtconsult, DHV, Go’Proces, Workz
Applying hierarchy in the infrastructure
Fading of the boundaries of the entire area to the surrounding neighbourhoods
As part of the transformation of the area Hersted will be promoted and branded as home base for the Copenhagen Local Food System
Sustainable water system