NORDHAVNEN (Copenhagen, Denmark)
In 2008 CPH City and Port Development launched an open international ideas competition about the development of Nordhavnen (the northern part of the harbor in Copenhagen). The 3 winning urban designs presented a structure plan for Nordhavnen and a detailed development plan for Inner Nordhavnen. In 2014 the development of the Inner Nordhavnen has already started and CPH City and Port Development expects that this part will be fully developed in 2025. The structure plan should be designed more detailed. Therefore it is necessary to rethink and to redesign the structure plan for Nordhavnen.
This is exactly what we asked you in this project: Redo, rethink and redesign the competition from 2008 by focusing on the “structure plan area” of Nordhavnen. (excluding Inner Nordhavnen). Make a new spatial concept of the area, develop a structure plan of the area and design a detailed development plan of parts of it.
You are requested to submit a spatial concept for the urban development of Nordhavnen and to illustrate it in an overall structure plan for the entire Nordhavnen and in a detailed development plan for parts of it. In addition, you are requested to present a strategy for the realization of those plans.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences, department of urban design
Rita Justesen, Head of Planning at Copenhagen City & Port Development
Design week 2: visiting the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam
The first design week is on the project site in Copenhagen. We start with a guided tour in Nordhavnen to visit the realization of phase 1 and to get lectures by the project team of CPH. After that you develop a concept of your design. The lunch breaks will be used for short excursions into the city on various topics. In the second design week we visit Maasvlakte 2 as reference project of a recent harbor extension in the Netherlands.
In this Urban Nomads program you will develop 6 professional competencies: Concept, Urban Design, Analysis, Urban Research, Urban Strategy, Being aware of surroundings.
During 1 semester you will work continuously and integrally on these competencies. You work individual and you will get weekly feedback in classes on your products. This project includes 2 design weeks and a final presentation.
Feedback on products:
Once a week you get individual feedback on the design products in the studio of Urban Nomads (location, day and time have to be announced)
At the end of the course you will present your project to professionals.
After the final presentation your portfolio will be accessed by certificated assessors on the 6 competencies. You will receive a certificate
Design week 1: meeting with Copenhagen City & Port Development
At the end of the course you present a urban design for Nordhavnen which consists a least in a:
Structure plan of Nordhavnen
Development plan of Nordhavnen
Details of the development plan in 1:500
A model of Nordhavnen in 1:5000 / 1:2000
Urban design for Nordhavnen by T. Lozeji
Concept schedule spring term (March –June) Holydays: Eastern, Pentecost, Kings day 3x 1 week
March April May June
week 1 introduction research design design
week 2 analysis design design design
week 3 design week 1 design design presentation
week 4 concept design week 2 design assessment
2014 spring term
40 hours per week