Feeling the history of the district
The master plan has been developed to preserve the industrial identity of the area, including the transformation of several old buildings into housing, business, and community facilities.
- The history will be felt in the new district. Dalum Paper facotory has a fantastic industrial history that we want to tell through the preservation and transformation of the old industrial buildings, complemented by new housing. It will all be connected to the surrounding nature by the stream in Odense. In this way, new and old are linked - and the history continues and is given new life by transforming the formerly closed industrial area into an open, green, and vibrant district, says Michael Kruse, architect and partner at C.F. Møller Architects.
The iconic shed roofs of the buildings facing the main road Dalumvej are retained as identity-creating landmarks for the new district. In addition to the existing structures, new buildings of varying scale and design will be built with a link to the industrial architecture to ensure the overall atmosphere and uniqueness of the area.
Brick has historically been a common material in the area and will be used in all new buildings. As well as preserving several buildings, much of the old material is also reused in new buildings and the landscape as part of the project's overall sustainability strategy.
- Dalum Paper factory is a historic site in Odense, and a place that has housed an essential workplace for many citizens for over 100 years and has made an important contribution to paper production as the largest and last paper factory in Denmark. It is amazing to see the development of the city over the last 10 years, where Dalum Paper factory is now also the story of urban development of the highest calibre. We look forward to a great and significant project that will write itself into the city's history, says Peter Rahbæk Juel, Mayor of Odense Municipality.