The futuristic Koge Nord Station pedestrian bridge was designed to nudge motorists to choose green mobility. Spanning the busiest motorway in Denmark, the bridge serves as an invitation for commuters to choose a more sustainable way to travel and reduce their carbon footprint.
Collaboratively designed by Cobe Architects and Dissing+Weitling, Koge Nord Station is a traffic hub for the Copenhagen region connecting high speed trains, local trans and the motorway and provides a 32,000m2 park and ride facility. The south facade of the bridge is closed to protect the interior from heat and sun whilst the north facade is open and provides a widescreen view of the surrounding landscape.
The materials used on the exterior needed to be limited so as not to distract people travelling at speed on the motorway. Aluminium and concrete were selected to match the surrounding infrastructure. The interior is a warm and inviting contrast, lined with Oak timber slats, panoramic windows and custom build joinery to allow you to sit and enjoy the ever moving view.
– Interior lined in oakwood panelling
– Durable materials, able to withstand the weather and wear and tear from large volumes of users
– Orientated to screen the light from the south to prevent overheating of the interior
– Naturally ventilated via air inlets and outlets
– LED lighting used throughout
The covered pedestrian bridge is designed as a performative shell, protecting the users from noise, excessive light and both cold and hot weather.
The Køge Nord Station hub is planned for more than 2,000 cars in the future equal to just 2% of the cars travelling the motorway. This will save 80,000 km travelled back and forth daily and approximately 8,000 tons CO₂ annually.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.
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