21CD twenty-first century development

Ørestad

Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ørestad is a master planned sustainable city district that aspires to have a mix of commercial and residential districts and to create dynamic neighborhoods that are attractive to live and work in.

Size:

 766 acres, 20,000 residents

Dates:

1995-2025

Project Team:

CPH City & Port Development, Architects: Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Lundgaard & Tranberg, ATE Liers Jean Nouvel, PLOT, 3Xn, Daniel Libeskind

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined

Strategies: Some apartment buildings have garden space.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Canal system and landscaping of wetlands. 30% of project land allocated as open space; some open space is protected.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: 6 Metro stations, elevated light rail. Discourage car travel. Bike infrastructure. Parking in parking ramps with permit.

Water

Water

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Some buildings utilize photovoltaics. Buildings oriented and designed for daylighting.

Health + Happiness

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Equity

Neighborhood & Access

Goals: 60% residential, 20% commercial, 20% cultural.

Strategies: Public access to streets. Human-scale design. Mixture of housing types. Housing units designed for daylight. Access to green spaces, universities, community centers, services, unique architecture. Online community network.

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Sources: Copenhagen Architecture  |  Copenhagen's New Neighborhood

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.