Guldborgsund Harbour City. C.F. Møller. Photo: Erik Nord

Guldborgsund Harbour City

A new master plan for the harbour in Nykøbing Falster unites the town and the sound, Guldborgsund, and transforms the industrial harbour into a living district with housing, cultural life, and urban spaces with integrated flood protection.
 Guldborgsund Harbour City. C.F. Møller


Guldborgsund Municipality


Nykøbing Falster, Denmark


120,600 m²



Client consultant

C.F. Møller Architects


C.F. Møller Architects


C.F. Møller Architects

With the development of Guldborgsund Harbour City, Nykøbing Falster will have green urban spaces and a recreational harbour atmosphere closely linked to the town centre. Urban life opens towards the sound and the old industrial harbour is made accessible and attractive. In addition to encapsulating business and housing in the new habour area, it also consists of public functions and urban spaces for citizens and visitors in Nykøbing Falster.

The history of the habour is preserved and reinterpreted through the old silos, warehouses and habour buildings which the urban spaces are centred around. While respecting the original, the buildings are transformed into spaces for cultural institutions, restaurants, and public functions, which are combined with a variety of housing to ensure a diverse mix of residents.

The promenade, access to the water, and green urban spaces make the habour an attractive area for visitors. At the same time, cultural institutions, commercial areas, and different types of housing ensure activity throughout the whole year.

Flood protection integrated into the landscape

The master plan for Guldborgsund harbour in Nykøbing Falster covers the entire existing industrial harbour and 1.4 kilometres of wharf. As in other coastal towns, flood protection is relevant in Nykøbing Falster because the sea water is rising.

With the landscape solution at Guldborgsund harbour, the flood protection is actively used so that it is not perceived as a barrier in the surroundings but contributes positively to housing and landscape. Flood protection is integrated into the landscape solution with raised terrain plinths and plateaus, where parking solutions are hidden in the landscape. In addition to a landscape solution with integrated flood protection, it also supports an active harbour environment and urban space with recreational areas.

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