Silkeborg State Highway has been planned to run through an existing suburban area of Silkeborg. How do we turn this challenge into new opportunities for the city? The proposal demonstrates how the highway can become a driving force of new business development in the city. The Business corridor becomes a new hub in Silkeborg as well as a new facade towards the region. The new plan merges with surrounding city districts to enable integration and synergy between the new highway center and the existing city as a whole.
Silkeborg Business Corridor
Urbanism, Commercial, Residential, Educational, Cultural, Landscape
Competition entry, First prize, Completed
Silkeborg Municipality, Realdania
KCAP, Cowi, MonoLab, Nybolig
Sinus Lynge, Tue Hesselberg Foged, Mikkel Bøgh, Gorka Calzada Medina, Matias Labarca Clausen, Toni Rubio Soler, Ann Sofie Christensen, Andrea Houštecká, Paulina Skrzypczynska, Danijel Vinko, Alvaro Madrazo
Silkeborg’s central location in between several major cities in the region, together with the new motorway, reveals a strong potential for the development of the new business corridor. The site defines the transition between the city center and the edge with Kejlstrup Forest and thus represents a recreation potential that should be exploited.
Existing conditions and new motorway with the expropriation zone
1. Densification along the new motorway, 2. New landscape and urban connections, 3. New car dealership area on the West and Residential district on the East, extending the existing functions into the area, 4. Embracing the potential of the existing forest on the North.
New development strategies.
The green bridge
The first meeting of motorists on the highway coming from the West is a green iconic building that spans across the highway and marks the arrival of the Business Corridor. The building is conceived as a significant showcase for Silkeborg new science city.