VEKSØ A/S WINS TENDER WITH DESIGN BY C.F. MØLLER DESIGN
18.4.2017 | Aarhus gets Denmark's first light rail, which is planned to be inaugurated in mid-2017. Veksø A/S wins the tender for delivery of bicycle parking fixtures outside the light rail stations.
The agreement concerns bicycle shelters, windbreaks, bicycle stands, bollards, benches and pump stations, which are all designed especially for the light rail and the city by C.F. Møller Design.
Flemming W. Skall, Bid Manager at Veksø, comments on the project: "Winning this tender means a lot for us. This is the first light rail in Denmark, in the country's second-largest city. It's really important for our self-understanding to be the preferred supplier for this type of major infrastructure project."
The equipment is designed to match the design idiom from the light rail's design concept, while the overall aesthetic expression is cohesive and homogeneous in the urban space.
The grounds for choosing C.F. Møller and Veksø's design proposal emphasise that:
"The actual design idea is excellent, with careful attention paid to every detail. Veksø A/S and C.F. Møller Design have thus designed an entire series of new products for the city, and every element of the design series is elegant in its expression, with a strong identity and with highly convincing consistency between the individual products. The design is calm and balanced, and outstanding in every aspect."
Flemming W. Skall comments on the choice of C.F. Møller: "We chose to work with C.F. Møller Design due to their unique understanding of the production process and their delivery of a sharp, simple, Nordic design that is in good harmony with the rest of the light rail's design. When you look at the two designs together, you can clearly see the recurring aspects."
The new concept is also based on the design concept for the light rail stations' fixtures, with one continuous spine carried by individual columns.
Jon Brøcker, head C.F. Møller Design describes the solution: "At an early stage, we decided to continue to work with the broad, slim column that can be viewed as a diagrammatic, simplified metaphor of the light rail. We use the column as the robust, structural base for all of the series' elements, and tension arises when we combine the column's robust gravity with the transparent brackets that lend character to the series, and also serve various practical purposes."
About Veksø A/S
VEKSØ is among the leaders in the Nordic region for the design, manufacture and sale of urban furniture, illumination, cycling and Smart City concepts. The company has around 100 employees and its own sales offices in Denmark and Sweden, and production in Denmark and Latvia. The head office is located in Taulov near Fredericia.
About C.F. Møller Design
C.F. Møller Design is part of C.F. Møller, one of Scandinavia's largest and leading firms of architects. C.F. Møller Design cooperates with Danish and international companies on the design and development of innovative products for houses, their surroundings, and the lives lived in them.