Christiansfeld, Danmark
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Christiansfeld

The historic town Christiansfeld is situated in the southern part of Jutland, Denmark. The town is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is characterized by its unique architecture and the formation of old linden and chestnut trees in the streets and squares.
Christiansfeld, Danmark
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Architects
Landscape Architects
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Kolding Kommune

Smart rainwater management solves more problems in the cities

In the coming years, many larger cities have to come up with solutions for the challenges of increasing amounts of rainwater and more extreme weather. By implementing solutions that help protect densely populated and developed areas against flooding, the development of the square serves as an example to be followed when the rest of the city is to be climate-proofed. By actively making use of a city’s green areas in the fight against pollution and securing the city against cloudbursts, smart ways of handling rainwater solve a great deal of the problems, cities today are facing.

The original trees in the town date back to the foundation of the town in 1773 and stand as a big part of the historic expression. They were planted in rows along the streets and in a stringent pattern on the square. After having served for more than 200 years, they needed to be replaced.

The original trees in the town date back to the foundation of the town in 1773 and stand as a big part of the historic expression. They were planted in rows along the streets and in a stringent pattern on the square. After having served for more than 200 years, they needed to be replaced.

Innovative root control protects the pavement and the growth of the roots

When replacing the original trees it was important to reach the same beautiful and historic expression. However, today’s streets and squares are characterized by containing a larger percentage of impervious surfaces.

It can be a challenge to plant young trees in an environment with impervious surfaces. The trees do not get sufficient water or air and the growth conditions are not optimal.

Innovative root control protects the pavement and the growth of the roots

When replacing the original trees it was important to reach the same beautiful and historic expression. However, today’s streets and squares are characterized by containing a larger percentage of impervious surfaces.

It can be a challenge to plant young trees in an environment with impervious surfaces. The trees do not get sufficient water or air and the growth conditions are not optimal.

In order to solve the problem the new trees were planted in StrataCells – our root-friendly soil cell system that ensures optimal growth conditions for trees’ roots, also in areas with heavy traffic and impervious surfaces.

The StrataCells were combined with our root barrier, ReRoot, ensuring that the roots grow in the right direction instead of growing through the surface of the squares, bike lanes or pavements.


In order to solve the problem the new trees were planted in StrataCells – our root-friendly soil cell system that ensures optimal growth conditions for trees’ roots, also in areas with heavy traffic and impervious surfaces.

The StrataCells were combined with our root barrier, ReRoot, ensuring that the roots grow in the right direction instead of growing through the surface of the squares, bike lanes or pavements.


A green town for many generations to come

With the thorough renovation of Christiansfeld, the almost 250 year old town now appears almost as when it was originally established. With future sustainable solutions, the habitants and guests will be able to enjoy the new trees for many generations to come.

Many large areas of the town are protected. Securing the town for future generations with the respect for the original architecture and urban planning was a very special project to be part of.

A green town for many generations to come

With the thorough renovation of Christiansfeld, the almost 250 year old town now appears almost as when it was originally established. With future sustainable solutions, the habitants and guests will be able to enjoy the new trees for many generations to come.

Many large areas of the town are protected. Securing the town for future generations with the respect for the original architecture and urban planning was a very special project to be part of.

Make the most of surplus surface water with local rainwater harvesting
Flowerbeds are an ideal way of dealing with rainwater
The KerbCell™ system reduces the strain on the sewer system in the case of more intense rainfall
Green urban areas solve the challenges of more densely populated areas, and they improve quality of life for the people of the area.
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