C.F. Møller Landscape has been selected for an ambitious adaptation to climate change project in Denmark

C.F. Møller Landscape has been selected for an ambitious adaptation to climate change project in Denmark - C.F. Møller. Photo: Randers Kommune

8.2.2018 | Over the next four months, together with other experts from Denmark and the Netherlands, C.F. Møller Landscape will develop new ways to protect the centre of Randers against storm surges. This is being done as part of an EU project with the aim of making the city resilient against storm surges, without creating barriers to water and nature.

 

Two teams of experts, with C.F. Møller Landscape, together with Orbicon, De Urbanisten, Gemeinschaft, and Sadolin & Albæk forming one team, have been selected to participate in the EU-supported project, the Climate Ribbon, which is about adaptation to climate change. Over the next 4 months, the two teams will develop a toolbox with new solutions that can make the centre of Randers resilient against storm surges. And high demands are being made of the experts.


"The two teams must show how we can protect the city of Randers from a storm surge, without building high dykes, walls and embankments, but instead by creating better access to the water. The River Guden and Randers Fjord are really important to the city's identity, and adaptation to climate change must not take us further away from the water. To do that would not be compatible with the vision of bringing the city to the water", says Nels Markussen who is the head of Nature and Environment in Randers Municipality.


Green solutions without walls and embankments
During the period, the two teams will meet 4 times in Randers to look at the area, exchange ideas and give each other feedback. Local professionals and selected stakeholders will also comment on the ideas, ensuring that the final toolbox will be adjusted to local conditions. It is important that any investments in adapting to climate change give the largest possible value to the city, explains Nels Markussen: "For us, it is all about finding solutions that we can appreciate every day, and not just if a storm surge strikes. Such solutions should be attractive to the citizens, and in this way we get more from the investments that are required."


Therefore, the experts must develop solutions that not only protect the city from storm surges, but that also have a secondary value and function. This might be new activities, shared spaces, urban nature, new paths or something completely different. It will be up to the two teams to identify the best ideas. It has however been stipulated that nature must in some way or other have an important role.


"We are pleased to have been appointed, and to be part of this visionary project together with Randers Municipality and lots of talented colleagues. It fits perfectly with C.F. Møller Landscape’s way of working. We love being the coordinator of an ambitious and visionary project like the Climate Ribbon, where we bring together various disciplines, and combine climate change adaptation and urban development with new social communities and achievable solutions, in a unifying architectural concept, says Lasse Vilstrup Palm, Associate Partner and head of C.F. Møller Landscape.


International interest in the Climate Ribbon
There has been considerable interest in being part of work to create future protection against storm surges in Randers. A total of 13 different teams of experts wanted to participate in the Climate Ribbon, which is part of the City to the Water project. More than half the teams included international experts. Mia Rix, project manager for the Climate Ribbon in Randers Municipality, is very pleased with the international interest. She explains: "It is really good for the project and for Randers, because it gives us access to the latest technologies and experience from Europe that we can then build on", adding: " and it of course shows that it is not just us facing this challenge. This is something that many cities, both Danish and European, will be working with in the years ahead".
Both selected teams have Dutch participants, and according to Mia Rix, Holland is an important place to look to for experience when it comes to water. Large areas there are very low, and this means that the Dutch have been working to protect their cities from water for many years. Lessons learned from this process can now be put to good use in Randers.

 

An important step on the road
The development of the Toolbox is an important step on the road to making the city resilient against storm surges. In connection with Randers Week 2018, the city's citizens will get the opportunity to see and comment on the proposals from the two teams of experts. Randers Municipality will then continue to work on the toolbox ideas, which will then be included in the wider development work to do with the City to the Water project.


FACTS
The two teams selected are:
- C.F. Møller Landscape with Orbicon, De Urbanisten, Gemeinschaft and Sadolin & Albæk.
- SLA with Niras, Witteveen+Bos, 2+1 Idebureau, and Mette Bjærge.

 

Randers Fjord has been designated as one of the 10 areas in Denmark where the risk of extensive damage from a storm surge is greatest. It is therefore essential to work on how Randers can be made more resilient against flooding. This is in order to protect the low-lying districts that are already at risk of flooding, and also to ensure the possibility of developing the port areas in the future, as planned for in the City to the Water project.


Therefore, the municipality of Randers has initiated the so-called parallel assignment concerning the Climate Ribbon. The Climate Ribbon is part of the Central Jutland adaptation to climate change project, Coast to Coast Climate Challenge (C2CCC). Randers Municipality is participating together with 30 other Central Jutland partners. In total, the 31 Central Jutland Partners are receiving DKK 52 million in support from the EU LIFE Programme for the 24 sub-projects of the 6 year adaptation to climate change project. Read more on the project website www.c2ccc.eu. You can also find out more about the Climate Ribbon at http://byentilvandet.randers.dk

 

Storkengen is already in progress
C.F. Møller Landscape is already working on the Storkeengen project in Vorup near Randers, which is part of the Climate Ribbon, and has attracted a certain amount of international attention due to it being seen as an “architectural multi-tool”. The adjustment to climate change project in Vorup near Randers, will resolve the district's current and future climate challenges by transforming the adjacent nature area, Storkeengen, into a public nature park. With the help of climate change adaptation, the nature park will also bring the unique natural delta along the River Guden closer to the centre of Randers, and to its citizens.

 

 

More on Storkeengen

News

Subscribe to newsletter

Wins ambitious urban development project

3.10.2019 | A green, healthy and diverse city where climate solutions open city life towards the tranquillity of nature - This is the vision in the winning proposal for the future development plan to bring climate adaptation measures to Randers, bring the city to the water and develop the attractive areas between the medieval town centre, Gudenåen and Randers Fjord into a unique and natural river town. Team C.F. Møller is behind the proposal and has been named winner of the competition by Randers Municipality and Realdania.

In the final for this year's Climate Award

27.9.2019 | The climate development project “City to the water” by C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Randers Municipality and Vandmiljø Randers is in the final for this year's Climate Award, which is awarded by the Danish industry magazine Licitationen.

Awarded for Healthcare Architecture

25.9.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects win an Architecture MasterPrize 2019 for best Healthcare Architecture in the category Architectural Design with Biomedicum in Stockholm.

Shortlisted for Blueprint Awards 2019

16.9.2019 | The Assembly Hall in Copenhagen is shortlisted for a Blueprint Award 2019 in the category ‘Best Building Re-Use Project’. The shortlisted projects are projects that sustainably rethink, revitalise and repurpose buildings for new uses.

Awarded for Artwork

30.8.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects win a CODAaward 2019 for best site-specific artwork in the category Healthcare with Biomedicum in Stockholm.

New Nordic design series

27.8.2019 | In collaboration with Randi, C.F. Møller Architects' designers are launching an iconic new accessory series for the bathroom that is Nordic-based and functional.

Birthday Reception in Aarhus

15.8.2019 | Partner and architect Julian Weyer turns 50 years. C.F. Møller Architects will host a reception to celebrate Julian, and it will be our great pleasure if friends, colleagues and business partners will attend the reception to celebrate Julian Friday the 30th of August, 15.00-17.00 at Europaplads 2.

The Heart in Ikast wins Iconic Award

9.8.2019 | The Heart in Ikast combines education, activities, community, exercise and recreational pursuits in new ways and for this it receives an Iconic Award 2019: Innovative Architecture.

Win third prize in invited competition

12.7.2019 | 30 international teams were invited to design the new premises for the EU Commission in Brussels, and it has been announced that C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with B2Ai won third prize.

Wins Green Good Design Award

8.7.2019 | Copenhagen International School by C.F. Møller Architects wins Green Good Design Award 2019.

Developing a new office area in Uppsala

1.7.2019 | In collaboration with C.F. Møller Architects, Atrium Ljungberg is developing a new office area in Gränbystaden, Uppsala, through a renewed land-allocation agreement.

‘The Heart’ in Ikast wins international award

1.7.2019 | ‘The Heart’ in Ikast, designed by C.F. Møller Architects, has been announced as winner of the highly prestigious The International Architecture Award 2019 by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

C.F. Møller Architects opens an office in Berlin

26.6.2019 | On 1 July, C.F. Møller Architects will open the doors to a new office in central Berlin. This is a consequence of an increasing influx of assignments following recent years’ focused efforts directed at the German market.

Awarded 'Best Conceptual Design'

25.6.2019 | We are happy to tell that our Golden Mede Housing project for the Rothschild Foundation was awarded Best Conceptual Design at the S.ARCH (Sustainable Architecture) Awards 2019.

Unveil proposal for re-imagining the Garden City

16.5.2019 | C.F. Møller has progressed to the second stage of the international ideas competition for a 45ha masterplan, based on a re-imagination of the principles behind the Garden City Movement. The studio is now unveiling its proposal recently submitted.

Central Station: A new series of zone furniture

2.5.2019 | HOLMRIS B8, in collaboration with C.F. Møller Design, is launching a new series of break and zone furniture called Central Station. The new series is designed for creating zones in offices, learning environments, hotels or restaurants for optimum use of space.

Healing architecture to Finland

25.4.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects are behind the proposal for a new psychiatric clinic in Finland that is based on strong international healthcare experience and the concept of Healing Architecture also known as evidence-based architecture.

Calling all talents

24.4.2019 | Join us for a speed debate and introduction to how we work with sustainability in general and timber architecture specifically, project development and digitisation, and landscape and urban development.

Award for pioneering solutions

2.4.2019 | C.F. Møller Design and Normbau win “Design Plus powered by ISH 2019” for their new modular seating system.

Building of the Year 2019 in Sweden

27.3.2019 | On Thursday evening in Stockholm it was revealed that Biomedicum, designed by C.F. Møller Architects, is the winner of Building of the Year 2019. The building is a powerhouse for modern research for the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, with Akademiska Hus as the developer and Skanska as the contractor.

C.F. Møller Architects win MIPIM Award

15.3.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects have received a MIPIM Award and commendation for two British projects at this year’s MIPIM Awards in Cannes.

The world’s first walk-friendly connection

12.3.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects unveil masterplan that creates the world`s first 100% walk-friendly connection between an international airport, nature and urban city functions.

Updated plans for new Opera and Cultural Centre

5.3.2019 | The new plans demonstrate a reinforced concept, which strengthens cooperation between the four cultural providers and contributes to an overall revitalisation of Kristiansund.

C.F. Møller Architects at MIPIM

4.3.2019 | MIPIM is the world’s leading property market and C.F. Møller Architects will be participating with Partners, Associated Partners and Studio Managers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a meeting in Cannes.
Show more