EIA report for Aarhus Light Rail Line

 EIA report for Aarhus Light Rail Line. C.F. Møller. Photo: C.F. Møller

Client

Letbanesekretariatet, Region Midt

Address

Aarhus, Denmark

Size

30 km, 21 stops

Year

2008-

Aarhus will be the first danish city to implement a light rail network. The environmental-friendly, collective traffic form has become a part of many cities in recent years, because the light electric trains easily can adapt to existing urban context.

C.F. Møller Architects won the commission to prepare design and landscape guidelines, to asses the impact of tracks, masts and stations in the urban realm and open landscape.

The EIA report describes a new line from Marselis Boulevard via Aarhus Central Station, the harbourfront and Randersvej to Skejby, and further on past Lisbjerg to Lystrup. An infrastructural intervention of this scale provides a unique potential to re-think and connect vital urban development zones, and create a better urban realm. The guidelines include visual and aesthetic analysis of urban spaces and landscapes along the new line, and proposals for new layouts and terrain adaptations.

The report also contains design proposals for tracks, masts, wiring, stations, platforms, urban furnishing and bridges. The aim of these designs is to uncover the potential for better urban spaces and design qualities in the public realm, and how overall design principles can be combined with site-specific adaptations and elements.

SHOW MORE PROJECT INFO

Team

Client consultant

Cowi A/S

Engineering

Niras (environmental)
Grontmij|Carl Bro (technical)

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

References

  • 2009 Beton #2, p. 16-17

Infrastructure

CAMOUFLAGE - NEW MILITARY PREMISES ON GOTLAND

New premises for the expansion of The Swedish Armed Forces capacity on the Baltic island of Gotland.

ENERGY, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PARK

A unique amalgamation of energy production, water purification, resource recycling and climate management, designed as a public, recreational learning landscape

LUND CENTRAL STATION

Lund Central Station will be developed into a modern meeting place and infrastructure hub in Lund and for the region. The proposal includes a new station building, new building volumes containing commercial premises, restaurants and hotels, and the renovation and relocation of the existing 19th-century customs building.

PORT OF AARHUS, MASTERPLAN

Masterplan for 370 acres extension and re-disposition at the Port of Aarhus.

CITY TRACK, STOCKHOLM

Southern part of the City Line, a new railway tunnel for commuter trains built under Stockholm's city centre.

AALBORG CULTURAL BRIDGE

A new pedestrian and cycling bridge, attached to the existing railroad bridge across Limfjorden.

VÄRTATERMINALEN FERRY TERMINAL, STOCKHOLM

Terminal for Stockholm's permanent ferry connection to Finland and the Baltics.

ÖREBRO RESECENTRUM

Proposals for redesign of traffic node in the Swedish town of Örebro.

SLUSSEN

Master plan for the area at Slussen (the Sluice) in Stockholm, which connects Södermalm and Gamla Stan.

MOTORWAY KLIPLEV-SØNDERBORG

Landscape and bridge design solutions for 25 km new motorway from Kliplev to Sønderborg.

VÄSTHAMNEN CONTAINERTERMINAL HELSINGBORG

Project proposal to transform Helsingborgs Hamn AB's container terminal into a contemporary and efficient terminal.

THE OPERA PAVILION

A shelter by the water bus quay, accommodating guests for the Opera House in Copenhagen.

CWO CAR PARK

Multi-storey car park with 350 p-spaces.

EIA REPORT FOR AARHUS LIGHT RAIL LINE

EIA report for a light rail line from Lystrup to Aarhus Central Station.

AKERSHUS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (NYE AHUS), MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK

Multi-storey car park with room for 1300 cars.

CARPARK, BILLUND AIRPORT

Car park building and administration at Billund Airport.