Copenhagen
,
Denmark

Orientkaj

The unique aesthetic and development of Orientkaj metro station have caused more people to use the metro. It contributes to the green and sustainable development in the Nordhavn neighborhood. For the project Milford contributed with StrataCells.
Copenhagen
,
Denmark
-
2021
Architects
Cobe og Arup
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.

A unique metro station

In the Copenhagen neighborhood Nordhavn, we find the metro stop Orientkaj – the last station on the M4 line. The station is known for its unique expression, and is designed with inspiration from the local architecture, The White City (Den Hvide By). The stairs and elevators are covered with white tiles and the inside of the station is white and with light aluminum on the outside, reflecting the sky.

A unique metro station

In the Copenhagen neighborhood Nordhavn, we find the metro stop Orientkaj – the last station on the M4 line. The station is known for its unique expression, and is designed with inspiration from the local architecture, The White City (Den Hvide By). The stairs and elevators are covered with white tiles and the inside of the station is white and with light aluminum on the outside, reflecting the sky.

Room for attractive green spaces

Not only does the aesthetics make Orienkaj special. The metro station is an example of a new type of metro station. Raised on top of two pillars, it allows for plenty of space underneath, which gives many new opportunities in terms of green areas, bicycle lanes, and pleasant urban spaces where one can stay or pass through.

Room for attractive green spaces

Not only does the aesthetics make Orienkaj special. The metro station is an example of a new type of metro station. Raised on top of two pillars, it allows for plenty of space underneath, which gives many new opportunities in terms of green areas, bicycle lanes, and pleasant urban spaces where one can stay or pass through.

Inviting stations give more passengers

Everything points to how more people use public transport when the stations are inviting and offer recreational spaces. Trees are part of the many solutions that can transform stations and station spaces into attractive urban spaces.

This is also the case for Orientkaj, where trees were planted in front of the station. We contributed with our structural soil cell system StrataCells (Milford DK, Milford SE, Milford NO, Milford ENG) so the trees have the best possible growth conditions. The soil cells make it possible to create green urban spaces even where space is limited and the longevity of the trees is often very challenged.

Inviting stations give more passengers

Everything points to how more people use public transport when the stations are inviting and offer recreational spaces. Trees are part of the many solutions that can transform stations and station spaces into attractive urban spaces.

This is also the case for Orientkaj, where trees were planted in front of the station. We contributed with our structural soil cell system StrataCells (Milford DK, Milford SE, Milford NO, Milford ENG) so the trees have the best possible growth conditions. The soil cells make it possible to create green urban spaces even where space is limited and the longevity of the trees is often very challenged.

The solution utilizes the sparse space beneath the surface to the optimum level by providing a solid modular system of recyclable plastic which ensures uncompacted soil for the tree roots to grow in. StrataCells are ideal for places like Orientkaj, where the vibration from the metro and lack of space are daily conditions for the trees.

The unique aesthetic and development of Orientkaj have caused more people to use the metro. It’s a good example of a metro project that gives the passengers an optimal experience and contributes to the green and sustainable development in the Nordhavn neighborhood.

The solution utilizes the sparse space beneath the surface to the optimum level by providing a solid modular system of recyclable plastic which ensures uncompacted soil for the tree roots to grow in. StrataCells are ideal for places like Orientkaj, where the vibration from the metro and lack of space are daily conditions for the trees.

The unique aesthetic and development of Orientkaj have caused more people to use the metro. It’s a good example of a metro project that gives the passengers an optimal experience and contributes to the green and sustainable development in the Nordhavn neighborhood.

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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