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Roskilde Station Area

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The main concept for the new Roskilde Station Area is to reunite the city and reinvent the station as an integral part of the city centre, by transforming leftover land areas along the railroad into a vibrant urban district and infrastructural hub in Roskilde.

The design reconnects the two parts of Roskilde divided by the railroad lines; The historic UNESCO world heritage center in the North including the Roskilde Cathedral and the more recent areas in the South dominated by industrial developments and contemporary culture such as the Roskilde Festival.

The new Roskilde Station Area will transform the station from a former barrier in the city to a unifying hub – merging urban life with infrastructure and creating a coherent urban experience in Roskilde, inspired by and in respect to both the rich cultural heritage and the cutting edge contemporary culture that Roskilde is known for

One of the key elements of the design is the integration of the station into the surrounding city. This is achieved by transforming the railway station into a large urban space that will become a new destination in the city with vibrant city life, shops and public spaces right on platform.

As an alternative to a traditional bridge or tunnel as the infrastructural link across the railway, the design team propose an open green urban space with the railroad tracks hovering above. The passage will serve as the main connection between the two parts of the city and will be lined with shops, cafés and service functions as well as informal areas for social interaction and recreation. This solution also leads to a more intuitive navigation throughout the station and provide a great vantage point of the city while solving the logistics of the 30.000 daily passengers more seamless and efficient.

 

PROJECT DATA


Project name

Roskilde Station Area


Program

New Pedestrian Connection, Housing, Office, Retail, Department Store, Hotel


Typology

Urbanism, Infrastructure, Architecture


Location

Rosklide, DK


Year

2016


Status

Competition, First prize


Size

100.000 m2


Client

Municipality of Roskilde


Collaborators

Karres+Brands, WTM, Engineers ARUP, ALECTIA


Design team

Sinus Lynge, Tue Hesselberg Foged, Kasper Reimer, Christoffer Gotfredsen, Ulrike Marie Steen, Gorka Calzada Medina, Yulia Kozlova, Evgeny Markachev, Pawel Potemkowski, Lavinia Andreea Marcu, Weronika Marek, Urszula Chomiak, Mette Tange Dahl


 

The site is located along the railway area at Roskilde train station in the city centre of Roskilde, between the historic and the new part of the city

 

CONCEPT

 
 
 

THE STATION AREA AND NEW STATION PLAZA

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The main urban space at the station

 
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Modern Roskilde is built around the old station, which is also the oldest and one of the busiest stations in Denmark. Today however the railway has become a backside and a barrier in the very centre of the city. With the new Roskilde Station Area, the station is turned into a new front side presenting a new face of Roskilde with vibrant city life, shops and public spaces right on platform.

 
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As an alternative to a traditional bridge or tunnel as the infrastructural link across the railway, the design propose an open green urban space with the railroad tracks hovering above. The new urban passage will serve as the main connection between the two parts of the city and create a more intuitive navigation throughout the station and provide a great vantage point of the city while solving the logistics of the 30.000 daily passengers more seamless and efficient.

 
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The strategy will transform the desolate parking area and industrial leftover land area along the railway into a new vibrant city centre. Besides the infrastructural hub, the masterplan includes housing, offices, retail, a hotel, department store and a series of new connections and urban spaces.

 
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The new Roskilde Station Area will be one of the first examples of a complete integration of station, city and urban space. The design breaks with the traditional understanding of a station as a ticket office and a waiting room. Instead, the infrastructure and the station will be fully integrated in the city fabric.

 
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Arial view

 
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Plan

 
 

SITE

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Site plan

 
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URBAN SPACES

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Concept and hierarchy of the new urban spaces

 

PROGRAMMING AND STRATEGY

 

SECTIONS AND ELEVATIONS

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WESTERN NEIGHBORHOOD - "GREEN GATE"

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EASTERN NEIGHBORHOOD - "FRØFORSYNINGSKVARTERET"

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