NewsProject29 August 2018
A bridge and a new urban landscape in Aalborg
New infrastructure and an urban space forms an attractive connection between very diverse districts in the City of Aalborg
The inauguration of the Tornhøj connection marks a central part of the transformation of the urban area of Tornhøj in Aalborg East. It is changing from a socially somewhat challenged social housing area to a lively suburban center with more places to meet, shop, and with increased diversity to the housing supply.
The Tornhøj connection was once an eerie tunnel under a busy road. It has been replaced with a light bridge over the Astrup pathway to establish a light and safe connection between the neighborhoods on each side. On the North-Western side is set of landscape steps that work as a hang out and access.
The project was designed by Vandkunsten Architects with Marianne Levinsen Landscape Architects. Lighting design for the path and the stage is developed with Kongshaug. The construction has been underway since 2017. The project that is near completion is part of the Kickstart Tornhøj. It was financed by the City of Aalborg and Realdania.