Adding more defined spatial and outspoken public spaces.
The industrial site Hersted in Albertslund, Denmark, was in need of a transformation. Bureau B+B researched to find a sustainable spatial solution which resulted in a multifaceted strategy other than a fixed urban plan. It emerged as an economical strategy, an organizational strategy, an ecological strategy and a spatial strategy. The strategies define the directions in which the development of the site should aim for and sets the transformation guidelines.
The Economical strategy
An element of the transformation of the area Hersted will be promoted and branded as the center for the Copenhagen Local Food System. and will continue to be used for the production of food for Copenhagen. It will not function as a farmland, but as a highly innovative and sustainable Food Park that 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 in a sustainable and coherent direction. In order to further develop a building plot, the owner must first submit a proposal as to what he will contribute to the appearance and expansion of the public space. The strategy aims too:
• Apply a hierarchy to the infrastructure.
• Fade the boundaries of the entire area with the surrounding neighborhoods.
• Create a greater diversity between subareas.
• Preserve the scale as a contrast to the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
• Add defined spatial and outspoken public spaces.
• Link 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