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Fredericia Masterplan, Jutland, Denmark
Fredericia Development, Jylland, Danmark – design by KCAP Architects&Planners
23 May 2011
Location: Jutland, Denmark
KCAP/Fakton/Ramboll win masterplan FredericiaC Denmark
Rotterdam, 23 May 2011 – KCAP Architects&Planners, together with advisors Ramboll and Fakton, win the international competition for the urban development plan ‘FredericiaC’ in the Danish city of Fredericia. The plan for the 21 ha brownfield site at the seafront of Fredericia will expand the existing inner city by 25% and accommodate a mixed urban program of 260.000 m2. The project will establish a new destination in the region, create new correlations in the city and add a unique inner-city district in an attractive maritime environment. It has high ambitions on sustainability and is planned to be CO2-neutral.
The multidisciplinary team elaborated the winning proposal in an exceptionally open process, guided by FredericiaC, a partnership between the Local Authority of Fredericia and Realdania By. This form of competition allowed an ongoing dialogue with the organisation, the stakeholders, local citizens, experts and the competing design teams during the design process.
In their decision, the jury concluded: ‘Team KCAP’s coherent and well-prepared physical and structural concept, springing from historical considerations about Fredericia’s urban structure, has created special qualities in the form of a canal structure and a pronounced urbanism as the key means for a robust development strategy for FredericiaC. The proposal is distinct with its urbanism and its very strong concept of bringing great attractiveness and value to all lots.’
The all-embracing urban planning concept combines the best and most characteristic elements of Fredericia – a historic garrison town and a harbor city – in a coherent urban ensemble. The renaissance grid layout of the inner city is continued, extending view lines into the site. The impressive vaults around the city will be connected and made accessible by a new park, and the existing seafront will be enriched by a network of canals, strengthening the cities relation to the water.
‘KCAP provides a coherent interdisciplinary proposal that differs from the other proposals by bringing into play more expressive physical elements such as the canals,’ states the jury. ‘We see Team KCAP’s proposal as a very strong unifying physical concept with a regional appeal and intended to increase the area’s attractiveness, attention and value.’
The planning principles dictate a varied mix of different uses, urban typologies and architectures. Within these principles, the urban development is highly adaptable to any future changes that might affect the development process. The plan sets out a flexible phasing strategy with short term interventions, pioneers and temporary events to promote the site. A financial strategy guaranties the feasibility of the project in every stage.
The concept takes a sustainable approach to the redevelopment of the brownfield area. It includes solutions for the present issues of soil contamination and environmental risks of neighboring harbor activity and prescribes a green building code, waste strategy and sustainable transport strategy. With feasible investments in sustainable energy supply from wind turbines, district heating and sea water cooling, the whole development will become CO2 neutral.
In an interactive and inclusive process KCAP, Ramboll and Fakton will elaborate the winning proposal towards a definite development plan which is planned to be presented the first half of 2012.
KCAP Architects&Planners is an internationally operating design firm specialised in architecture and urbanism. KCAP holds offices in Rotterdam (NL), Zurich (CH) and Shanghai [CN] and works with a staff of 90 professionals.
KCAP is led by four partners: Han van den Born, Kees Christiaanse, Ruurd Gietema and Irma van Oort, and two directors: Markus Appenzeller and Ute Schneider.
Since its founding in 1989 by Kees Christiaanse, KCAP has grown to be one of the leading offices for architecture and urban planning in Europe and Asia.
Fakton is an internationally operating financial real estate advisor. Fakton is specialized in structuring and supervising integral business cases for large-scale urban developments. The office was founded in 1981 and works with a staff of 50 people from its offices in Rotterdam and Berlin.
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. We employ close to 10,000 experts with a strong presence in Northern Europe, Russia, India and the Middle East. With more than 200 offices in 23 countries we emphasize local experience combined with a global knowledge-base.
FredericiaC P/S is the partnership in charge of developing the new town district of the same name.
The Local Authority of Fredericia and Realdania Urban Development have formed a partnership on the development, i.e. planning, site development and sale, of former industrial areas along the harbour in Fredericia. For this objective, the parties have established a land development company.
FredericiaC is run by a professional board of directors, appointed by Realdania Urban Development and the Local Authority of Fredericia and composed of representatives of both parties.
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