Masterplan Post Terminal grounds Vejle

 Masterplan Post Terminal grounds Vejle. C.F. Møller

Client

Vejle Municipality

Address

Vejle, Denmark

Size

86100 m² (63.200 m² floor area, 22.900 m² parking)

Year

2009, competition

The urban transformation of the former Postal Terminal in central Vejle provides a new mixed cultural, commercial and residential area. The aim is to create an architecturally unified, but programmatically diverse and flexible urban segment, which becomes the south-eastern anchor point of the proposed “blue cultural mile”. The design springs from two of Vejle’s primary features: The hilly topography of the glacial valley, and the dense urban fabric of the city centre.

The layout links into the existing infrastructure, and proposes a hybrid between a landscape and an urban block, with building volumes rising organically from a unifying, green planted parking structure. Roof-terraces and sky-bridges underline the dense urban feeling. The buildings’ orientation and landscaped character creates a series of intervals, acting as passages, footpaths and three minor plazas. The passages are supplemented by a central pedestrian link, connecting entrances and ramping seamlessly to ground level in the north-west and east.

The massing and grouping of the volumes is guided by sunlight and heat exposure as well as shading and cooling, with offices north-facing and residential units to the south, thus creating a simple sustainable outset. The area also comprises several historic buildings, which are actively integrated through re-modelling to house functions such as eco-lab and library.

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Team

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Energy efficient design

Low energy windows

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Healthy building

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