Aarhus/ Denmark

Size/ 75,000 m²
Competition/ 1st prize, tender 2019
Status/ Planned construction will begin in 2021
Client/ Aarhus Municipality
A. Enggaard A/S
Partner Architects/
AART Architects/ RUM3 Studio
Landscape Architect/ LABLAND
Other collaborators/ Søren Jensen Ingeniører/ Urban Creators (mobility)

Sydhavnskvarteret is a 75,000-square-metre masterplan for the South Harbour District in Denmark's second-largest city. The project will become a unifying urban development icon, drawing a new Aarhus skyline. The project will be a versatile reflection of city life by combining the diversity of the existing settlement, and will create a connection to the city’s newly developed waterfront. The masterplan will include workshops, creative businesses, a hotel, cafes, retail, offices, art installation spaces, and recreational areas evoking a strong sense of community and urban life.

The site at Sydhavnskvarteret is situated close to the city centre of Aarhus, linking neighbourhood and nature. The new district will unify the western area of Frederiksbjerg with the eastern port and harbour basin, Dokk1 and Filmbyen in the north, and the southern harbor area via Tangkrogen and the Marselisborg forest.

The vision for the new development is threefold: to provide a strongly defined framework for urban life based on a qualitative interaction with existing structures such as the historically significant former coal transport structure “Kulkransporet”, to create new culturally attractive neighborhoods, and to connect the entire area to main transportation nodes.

The district’s expansion will create a fertile ground for life between the buildings, and will make space for people from all walks of life.

Planned construction of Aarhus’ South Harbour District will begin in 2021.

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