The International Competition
Consultants for the Nordhavn Development Project Appointed
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(2nd of March 2009)
Three winning projects for the future Nordhavn
Today marks a milestone in the future development of Nordhavnen, the largest urban development project in Scandinavia. The project competition for the future Nordhavn has closed, and the jury has had 180 projects from all over the world to choose from. Three winning projects were named: One Norwegian and two Danish drawing offices.
In random sequence, the three projects which were each awarded 600,000 DKK are:
Project No. 4/63541: The Danish drawing office Polyform in cooperation with Cenergia Energi Consulting, Deloitte and Oluf Jørgensen A/S: "Nordre Frikvarter".
The project is based on experiences made in other cities combined with demands and dreams of the future. It has been chosen particularly because of the convincing structure plan, i.e. the overall plan for the entire Nordhavn, which has a feel for the area and is well-founded.
Project No. 48/18295: The Danish drawing office COBE in cooperation with SLETH and the engineering company Rambøll: "Nordholmene, urban delta".
The project divides Nordhavnen into a series of independent islets, each having its own identity. The project has been chosen especially because of the suggested structure plan, raising expectations of "the good city".
Project No. 135/25144: The Norwegian drawing offices 70° architecture as and Dahl & Uhre Architects: "Excentral Park – Edge Dynamics".
The project is based primarily on a landscape concept suggesting a park band surrounding the whole Nordhavn area. It has been chosen particularly because it uses the specific landscape of the area and creates close relations between land and water.
Furthermore, seven awards have been given: two second prizes of each 300,000 DKK, two third prizes of 200,000 DKK and four "purchases" of 50,000 DKK. Of the 11 prize-winning projects, five are from Denmark, two from Norway, two from England, one from Sweden/the Netherlands and one from Finland.
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