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          Competition for a New Urban Area in Koge, Denmark
          Koge Kyst
        • Category
        • International
        • Type
        • Open, Pre-Qualification
        • Registration Deadline
        • 12/09/2009
        • Submission Deadline
        • 12/09/2009
        • Open To
        • Interdisciplinary professional teams
        • Entry Fee
        • None
        • Awards
        • Compensation for competition phase and design commission to winner
        • Jury
        • Not yet announced
        • Address
        • Køge Kyst P/S, Havnen 39, 4600 Køge, Denmark,
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        • Description
        • Koge Kyst, the urban development company, wishes to run an idea competition for the development of a new urban area in Køge, based on the company's areas in and around Koge Havn (Harbour), and the relationship of these areas to their neighbouring areas.

          Koge Kyst is a partnership involving the Municipality of Koge and Realdania Arealudvikling.

          The idea competition is to be held as a 2-phase parallel competition, i.e. a combination of a competition and a parallel assignment. The objective of the parallel competition is to lay the foundations for a consolidated development plan for the new part of Koge, which comprises three sub-areas: the Station Area, the Collstrop Site and Sondre Havn. The total area in question covers almost 24 hectares.

          Koge's position in Denmark will be reinforced appreciably in the immediate future with the implementation of a new railway connection between Copenhagen and Ringsted via Koge, and through the establishment of the Femern bridge connection.

          Koge Kyst wishes to make use of these opportunities through a high-profile strategic project involving the town opening up towards the water and linking the new part of town to the historical town centre. At the same time, the town will utilise its infrastructural position to play a key regional role in the fields of residential expansion, retail trade, culture and commerce.

          Over the coming 20 years, it is expected that more than 300,000 m2 of newly constructed floor space will be established in the three sub-areas, divided between residences, commercial premises and cultural facilities. It is expected that the residential area alone will be expanded by 150,000 m2 of floor space, the retail area by 20,000 m2, and the commercial premises area by 100,000 m2 - corresponding to approx. 4,000 workplaces.

          Koge Kyst is therefore inviting inter-disciplinary teams with the necessary competences to participate in the development of the town of Koge, based around the company's areas on the Koge Havn (Harbour) site. The invitation applies to Danish, foreign and mixed teams.

          Køge Kyst has a vision for the urban development project - consisting of six "vision points" - and this vision is to be the consistent theme for both the urban development project and the parallel competition.



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