New station to connect commuters to Copenhagen
Danish architects COBE and Dissing+Weitling in collaboration with engineering firm Cowi last week beat three rival bids to win an international tender to build a 225m pedestrian bridge to service the busy transport hub at Køge Station.
The steel bridge will stretch across the nearby motorway, the current railway and a proposed high-speed rail line. The project will include the construction of a 32,000 sqm park and a new station, Køge North Station, which will drastically reduce the journey time to Copenhagen.
Part of sustainable future
The team promised their construction would reflect the “innovation, pioneering spirit and audacity” of Køge’s ongoing transformation and “be a distinctive landmark for the area and a symbol of Denmark’s strive towards a sustainable future”.
While the bridge will be finished in early 2017, the station, which will serve 90,000 people a day and has been hailed as a “new gateway to Copenhagen”, won’t open until the end of 2018.
The winning bid was preferred to Danish, Japanese and French ones.