Bridge
Køge
2012 - 2018

The city meets the sea

The bridge across the tracks connect the old town with its new districts

For decades the tracks have worked as a barrier between the old town center of Køge and the industrial area by the sea. When Vandkunsten Architects made a new development plan for three new districts, new connections between the old and the new Køge were central components.

Now Køge has its own set of Spanish Steps – designed by Vandkunsten. The railway bridge is constructed in steel and concrete, and it is 20 metres wide. It mixes traditional urban spaces, so there is now room for new meeting places on top of the bridge, on the stairs, and at the foot of the stairs.

The bridge has a rather abrubt finish towards the East, Here, the future commercial district will meet the bridge with an elevated square.

New gate to the city

'Vandkunsten Architects celebrate public transportation in Køge. The grand station bridge is more than a conveyor belt for commuters and a roof over the platforms. It is a dual gate - to the center of the old market town, and to the new district in Southern Harbour.'
- Anne Pind, Arkitekten Feb. 2019

Worth the wait

We believe that using the station, crossing the tracks, and waiting should be a pleasant experience! We celebrate the everyday urban spaces for the commuters, the highschool students from the surrounding area, and everyone else.

The bridge in the north and the new underpass south of the station connect Køge Central with its new districts

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Project facts

Facts

Project name: Bridge

Category:Planning

Client: Køge Kyst, DSB Ejendomme

Location: Køge

Date: 2012 - 2018

Status: Finished

Project

Program: Bridge and underpass with acces to platforms

Activity: New construction

Job type: 1. prize in competition

Construction system: Concrete and steel

Contact: Jan Albrechtsen, jal@vandkunst.dk

Project group: Susanne Schelde, Kim Dalgaard, Thomas Nybo Rasmussen, Pernille Schyum Poulsen, Flemming Ibsen, Julie Gjettermann Bergelin, Sam Coolidge

Employees: Photos// motives with icecream and balloones Martin Håkan/Coverganda.dk

Team

Architect: Vandkunsten Architects

Landscape: Kirstine Jensens Tegnestue

Engineer: COWI

Contractor: Arkil