Perspective view towards E of the climate park with automatic parking towers to the left. Graphics: Laura Iosub.

Perspective view towards E of the climate park with automatic parking towers to the left.

 

CityPeople has been awarded the 2nd price in the Jomfrustien urban renewal ideas competition in the Danish town of Haderslev. The competition concerned an inner city area adjacent to the medieval town centre. An important asking point in the competition was landscape based stormwater mangement.

For our proposal, we scripted a parametric model to visualize new developments as well as the existing urban fabric in 3D. As the parametric model can be scripted to visualize both plans, diagrams and perspective views, the design can stay open up until shortly before deadline. Therefore, this is a very powerful technique for projects with a limited timeframe such as competition projects.

The proposal is based on a future vision for self-driving cars and features automatic parking towers, a driverless city bus, reduced on-site parking and the transformation of existing parking areas into a climate park and urban gardens. New housing features an intricate hierarchy of stormwater management features from green roofs and water retention areas to sculpturally designed overflow basins.

Project collaborators: Nicolai Steinø, Kristian Mortensen, Laura Iosub.

 

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Site plan. Top half: bus terminal (red), regional bicycle path (red), green band with climate park (left), urban gardens (middle) and office park (right). Bottom half: Perforated urban housing blocks with green backyards along shared spaces (grey).

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Circulation diagram.

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Urban housing block typology diagram.

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Perspective view towards S of shared space between perforated urban housing blocks.