DK-Køge Køge Kyst Copenhagen
The strategy for the urban development
1. A careful analysis of the given sites and their potentials founds the basis for the distribution of the program. According to the various qualities of a site a suitable mix of uses is created.
2. The actual layout of the urban structure respects the logic of the site, e.g. existing infrastructure like railway lines and roads, property boundaries, orientation.
3. The new quarters respect their surroundings and adapt to it. The character, height and use of the adjacent built structures is taken into account and developed further.
4. The three sites are subdivided into nine quarters, each with its own character and features.
5. The urban structure grows according to the release of the properties still in use. The growth of the development is distributed over the next 20 years in equal amounts and always making sure that each phase includes all types of uses.
CO2 emissions from heat production
It is proposed that the whole new development of Koge Kyst is only supplied with heat from new constructed district heating power plant from the grid and not by any additional own local facilities. Therefore, the calculations for the CO2 emission factor becomes independently from the local consumption of the Koge Kyst development and the size and typology of the building.
Energy limit for construction of new buildings
As Denmark already has got some experience in constructing to the Passive House Standard, the proposed buildings at Koge Kyst will be constructed according to that standard. This means that the buildings have to fulfil some standards, in order to achieve the low energy demand (for heating) of the passive house standard.
Pedestrian facilities in the urban district
Along all new mainroads we suggest separated paths for bicycle and pedestrians, 2 m. That will increase the feeling of safety as well as lower the risk of actual accidents. Additional separate paths only for people going by bike or walking, will be built to encourage walking and make it a preferable alternative.
Small streets in the residential areas can be be attended by pedestrians and bicycles as well as cars, but the speedlimit must be adjusted to people walking.
Access to public transport
Along all new mainroads we suggest separated paths for bicycle and pedestrians, 2 m. That will lower the risk of accidents. Bicyclepaths will be prioritized in the intersections, made safer with flat surfaces and well paths stråk, specially designed for bicycles. Additional separate paths only for people going by bike or walking, will be built. Small streets in the residential areas can be be attended by pedestrians and bicycles as well as cars, but the speedlimit must be adjusted to people walking. Freights will be transported with legal distance to residential areas as a minimum.
Local climate conditions
The local climate conditions of Koge were taken into consideration from the beginning of the planning process on. Therefore, as a first step a climate analysis was carried out, in order to determine the annual rainfall, the main wind directions, humidity, cloudiness, temperatures, as well as direct and diffuse solar radiation. Also seasonal differences and interesting extremes were pointed out. As a further methodology a shading and radiation study was carried out by ecotect in order to determine the best orientation of the buildings and to evaluate an optimised street layout for example.
In collaboration with MASU Planning / CORNELIUS + VÖGE / WSP Group / KOLLISION / studio uc / WS Green Technologieswww.koegekyst.dk
Køge Kyst Urban Development Company
Planning and Realisation
International Competition 2010, prize winner,
Tim Bruckhoff, Manuel Hauer, Ulrich Hundsdörfer, Claudia Strahl