PROJECTS– MASTER PLANNING EXAMPLES

TRANSFORMATION OF CITY BLOCKS FROM ABOUT 1900, COPENHAGEN

The Svømmehals Quarter in Frederiksberg is one of the densest urban areas in northern Europe. Started in 1987, renovation was conducted as block-by-block modernization of apartments, open areas and streets. Mounting additions onto courtyard facades was one method of incorporating new kitchens and bathrooms with new technology in a contemporary design, as part of a general modernization of the existing buildings.

TRANSFORMATION OF CITY BLOCKS FROM THE 1920s, COPENHAGEN

The Lindevang Quarter in Frederiksberg contained a number of rental properties built in the 1920s in neo-classical style with fine simple details worthy of preservation. However the housing standard was poor and many residents did not have bathrooms. So roofs and facades were renovated and apartments updated with new bathrooms and kitchens. The attics previously used for drying clothes were converted into new apartments with balconies and elevators. All these changes in the blocks were part of a masterplan that was basis for decisions and executions.

PRESERVATION AND RENEWING IN AN OLD CITY CENTER
NAKSKOV, DENMARK

The medieval city plan of Nakskov is worth safeguarding as a whole. At the same time all of its parts show very different and characteristic building patterns. The unity of the whole as well as the different patterns of its part areas, which are revealed while you walk through the city, are starting point for the guidelines of the masterplan. The guidelines should safeguard and improve: 1. The unity of the city center, 2. The characteristics of the different part areas and 3. The transitions between the different part areas ( lane/ street/ square etc.). Furthermore the masterplan contains guidelines for new buildings and a square in order to improve the unfinished eastern part of the city by extending existing streets into new enclosed urban spaces.