Future Copenhagen neighbourhood scores international architecture award

City’s first all-timber neighbourhood, the Vejlands Quarter, a jury winner at the prestigious 2020 Architizer A+ Awards

The neighbourhood will focus on sustainability (photo: Henning Larsen Architects)
August 7th, 2020 11:11 am| by Christian W
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Copenhagen has a real gem in the making – at least according to the global architecture player, Architizer.com.

The capital’s first all-timber neighbourhood, the Vejlands Quarter, has been awarded the Jury Winner prize in the Unbuilt Masterplan category by the prestigious 2020 Architizer A+ Awards.

“The project transforms a former dumping ground into a model for sustainable living, balancing human priorities with a strong commitment to the natural surroundings,” Architizer A+ Awards wrote.

“It is a model for collective living with nature at its core, simultaneously crafting a new neighborhood to accommodate the demands of the growing city and increasing local biodiversity.”

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Kudos to Copenhill
Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the Vejlands Quarter is situated out in Amager by Vejlands Allé, which is adjacent to the Amager Fælled nature area. 

The development plan is expected to be approved by the city municipality at the beginning of 2021, after which construction will commence.

Another new unique Copenhagen landmark, Copenhill, won the Popular Choice award in the Commercial-Factories & Warehouses category.