Copenhagen
,
Denmark

Enghave Plads

Green stations give greater quality of life. On Enghave Plads the space above the metro station was made into an inviting and recreative environment by planting Robinia trees. Our StrataCells were integrated to ensure them optimal growth conditions.
Copenhagen
,
Denmark
2018
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Architects
Landscape Architects
Developer
Metroselskabet
Products in use

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.

Enghave Plads metro

The metro in Copenhagen is an important part of the overall infrastructure in the city. In the neighborhood Vesterbro underneath the square Enghave Plads we find one of the city's 25 metro stations. The station was established in 2018 and is used by many visitors and commuters on a daily basis.

Enghave Plads metro

The metro in Copenhagen is an important part of the overall infrastructure in the city. In the neighborhood Vesterbro underneath the square Enghave Plads we find one of the city's 25 metro stations. The station was established in 2018 and is used by many visitors and commuters on a daily basis.

Much more than infrastructure

The metro stations in Copenhagen are integrated places and spaces within our urban environment. Because of this they not only serve a practical purpose in terms of infrastructure, but should also be inviting and pleasant urban spaces in which one can stay or pass through. 

A station like Enghave Plads is an obvious place to take steps to increase the quality of life of the many people who uses the metro or square.

Much more than infrastructure

The metro stations in Copenhagen are integrated places and spaces within our urban environment. Because of this they not only serve a practical purpose in terms of infrastructure, but should also be inviting and pleasant urban spaces in which one can stay or pass through. 

A station like Enghave Plads is an obvious place to take steps to increase the quality of life of the many people who uses the metro or square.

Planting trees on top of a metro station

To create a recreative space on the square, 30 Robinia trees were planted in connection with the establishment of the metro. On Enghave Plads metro station lack of space, many pedestrians, heavy loads, and the vibrations of the metro is an everyday condition, and it was top priority to create optimal growth conditions for the trees. 

The solution was found in our root-friendly StrataCells made of recycled plastic. The StrataCells ensure the most efficient and uncompressed volume of soil pr. tree and give the trees optimal ventilation for the roots.


Planting trees on top of a metro station

To create a recreative space on the square, 30 Robinia trees were planted in connection with the establishment of the metro. On Enghave Plads metro station lack of space, many pedestrians, heavy loads, and the vibrations of the metro is an everyday condition, and it was top priority to create optimal growth conditions for the trees. 

The solution was found in our root-friendly StrataCells made of recycled plastic. The StrataCells ensure the most efficient and uncompressed volume of soil pr. tree and give the trees optimal ventilation for the roots.


Healthy trees all year around on Enghave Plads

Today the Robinia trees stand tall and strong and now have sufficient space to grow a lush and green tree crown during summertime and have beautiful brown and yellow colors during fall. The StrataCells ensure the tree roots a good amount of space underground, which also reduces the need for maintenance of the pavement around the trees. 

Today the metro station on Enghave Plads not only serves a practical purpose but also offers an inviting and recreational urban space to the joy of the many daily commuters and visitors.

Healthy trees all year around on Enghave Plads

Today the Robinia trees stand tall and strong and now have sufficient space to grow a lush and green tree crown during summertime and have beautiful brown and yellow colors during fall. The StrataCells ensure the tree roots a good amount of space underground, which also reduces the need for maintenance of the pavement around the trees. 

Today the metro station on Enghave Plads not only serves a practical purpose but also offers an inviting and recreational urban space to the joy of the many daily commuters and visitors.

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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