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
Project name: Bridge
Client: Køge Kyst, DSB Ejendomme
Date: 2012 - 2018
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, email@example.com
Employees: Photos// motives with icecream and balloones Martin Håkan/Coverganda.dk
Architect: Vandkunsten Architects
Landscape: Kirstine Jensens Tegnestue