Tønder Midby is a comprehensive project for the climate adaptation and transformation of the urban spaces of Tønder, an historical town located in Southern Jutland, at the border with Germany.
The necessity of a climate adaptation plan for Tønder to manage the frequent storm waters is transformed into an opportunity to enhace its history and identity, reorganizing the public spaces to respond to the needs of the local community and visitors and reconnecting the city center with the water and green spaces.
Tønder´s long history started as a harbour city, when the first settlement had direct access to the sea. In the 16th century however, due to land reclamation works in the wetlands, the harbor recessed and the town lost its status as a harbour. A close connection to the water was maintained until the 1930s, where the port at the Skibbroen was filled up.
While respecting and enhancing the strong historical heritage of the town, the transformation of urban spaces and climate adaptation of Tønder Midtby re-introduces the water in the city and combines the green and blue qualities with an attractive and diversified urban life that enhances the town´s identity and features.
The project is part of the Tøndermarsk Initiativet, a collaboration between Realdania, AP Møller and Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond for Almene Formaal, the Nordea Foundation and the municipality of Tønder to develop the Tønder marsh, making the area even more attractive to visit, live and work in.
1st Prize, In progress
Tønder Kommune, Tøndermarsk Initiativet
Envidan, Trafikplan, Jørgen Overbys Tegnestue
Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge, Liane Laustsen, Yulia Kozlova, Rie Celina Nielsen, Rachel Subtil, Evgeny Markachev, Clive Hennessey, Joseph Pavilonis, Kinga Murawska