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ED001 KOLDING

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ED001 KOLDING

H O W TO GROW A SUSTAINEBLE DISTRICT! THE SOIL

The Kolding site offers a lot of qualities and characteristics of which the development of a new sustainable urban district can gain and be inspired by: The presence of the river and wetlands as a place where nature can be enjoyed while being at a close distance from the city-centre; the allotment gardens as examples for home food growing and a way of building with a very low impact on the natural conditions of the site; the presence of the day-care facility based on ecological principles; the presence of large scale sports facilities through which the site is already associated by the inhabitants of Kolding as a green recreational place for movement, health and educational purposes. The plan will promote a development that will maintain the complexity of the site, and then add to this.

THE BASE / SETTING THE GOALS

The base for development of the new urban area are formed by the existing qualities of the site together with the formulation of a set of goals and ambitions: To develop new planning tools for sustainable districts and cities of the future; To create a carfree district with only roads for pedestrians and cyclists to minimize infrastructural groundworks and to stimulate movement in the area; To focus on the human scale to provide healthy, people-friendly places to work, play, grow, learn and live; To enhance double use/functions in everything that is designed and built, optimising the profit of all resources being used; To think and communicate global, but act local, by using local materials and resources; The district as a whole must be energy neutral.

PLANTING THE SEEDS

The development of the area starts by planting seeds. These seeds operate on different scale levels but each one of them contributes the essentials to the future sustainable district. The starting points for development of the site are: Landscape eco-points help to grow a landscape with great diversity. These ecopoints serve as seed spreaders. Suburban eco-points are places based on common use of natural resources and shared facilities/space. The core provides place for the essential techniques to supply the ecopoints with solar- en windenergy, collective rainwater collection and purification and collective waste composting. Located along the pathways these eco-points promote an active way of living.

Urban eco-points focus on the ecological benefits of compact building and surface water collection. The compact circular building envelops reduce building costs, warmth transmission and use of materials. Surface water is collected though the open pavement into the wadi’s traversing the area. Socially these urban eco-points provide for a lively high-density car-free living and working area, by making separate parking towers connecting to the road and by making the ground floors of each building volume suitable for public functions or services.

After the seeds are planted it is important to feed and nourish them to make sure the development of the area will take place according the ambitions and goals embraced, especially as it will take some time. The seeds can be watered by: Creating a workgroup including future inhabitants, developers, scientist, politicians, the city-counsel and the design school; Further study on the process that will bring the plan from the drawing table to become a real sustainable neighbourhood; Inventing new ways of ownership of the place and studying life patterns - how do we live and work in the sustainable district of the future; To build an icon, for example the docking station of the waterbus at the site, which can work as an information centre, educatorium and laboratory.

A FLOWERING DISTRICT

In the area closest to the old town a human scale urban area has developed in terms of space, heights, comfort zones, creating opportunity for people to meet and engage in different activities, space for privacy and good connections to green spaces. With the parking in the towers, the people that still use their cars have to walk up to their front doors passing by the flowershop or a small cafe with a terrace outside, increasing the level of social activity. Sports and related educational activities take place around the nearby running track in the new forest. In the more suburban area the eco-points have grown to be places with a very high quality of life. With no cars, shared sustainable sources and houses built which consume a minimum of energy. The use of daylight in the houses is optimised creating a flowing transition between inside and outside. Through the stimulation of activity in the area, making it a car-free and attractive river landscape the people in this new sustainable district walk more, sleep better ……

LANDSCAPE

PROGRAMME

Pathways in the area for pedestrians and cyclists give easy access to the site so the area already becomes a vital part of the city. By making the parking facilities in the urban bouys and the site accessible by the pathways, the savings made on heavy infrastructure can be spend on the eco-points, which are the seeds for the future ecodistrict;

Urban eco-point Mixed-use (housing or working spaces)* 18.250 – 23.250 m2 Commercial, public institutions and services 6.250 m2 (all ground floors) * The high green towers connected to the road are meant for parking or commercial facilities. If the developer can convince the future inhabitants of the mixed-use buildings not to have private cars but shared cars, he is allowed to use 5000 m2 of these towers for commercial purposes instead of parking.

To make an attractive car-free landscape to be used by all residents of Kolding by using the existing qualities of the site:

Wadi’s along the river are introduced to control the flooding of the site. The wadi’s create a greater diversity in the landscape typologies, more permanent wet and more permanent dry conditions, this will ensure the development of different types of plants Forest is planted along the running track, forest-bridge and wadi along the urban ecopoints. This forest forms a continuation of the already forested slopes and provides shade and clean air in the more urban area. A combination of 3-5 original Danish species will make an attractive and sustainable forest

running track

TO MAKE THE SEEDS GROW

football field

The following programme is provided for in the plan:

Suburban eco-points Housing facilities

7.200 m2

Suburban bouys Housing facilities Parking facilities for housing

2.500 m2 3.000 m2

Workspaces under bridge Sport- and educational facilities

500 m2 3.000 m2

indoor sportsfacilities

SECTIONS 1:500

existing housing town centre urban eco-points

wadi

forest-bridge

urban eco-points


THE SOIL

THE BASE / SETTING THE GOALS

TO MAKE THE SEEDS GROW

A FLOWERING DISTRICT

TRAFFIC

LANDSCAPE

The Kolding site offers a lot of qualities and characteristics of which the development of a new sustainable urban district can gain and be inspired by: The presence of the river and wetlands as a place where nature can be enjoyed while being at a close distance from the city-centre; the allotment gardens as examples for home food growing and a way of building with a very low impact on the natural conditions of the site; the presence of the day-care facility based on ecological principles; the presence of large scale sports facilities through which the site is already associated by the inhabitants of Kolding as a green recreational place for movement, health and educational purposes. The plan will promote a development that will maintain the complexity of the site, and then add to this.

After the seeds are planted it is important to feed and nourish them to make sure the development of the area will take place according the ambitions and goals embraced, especially as it will take some time. The seeds can be watered by: Creating a workgroup including future inhabitants, developers, scientist, politicians, the city-counsel and the design school; Further study on the process that will bring the plan from the drawing table to become a real sustainable neighbourhood; Inventing new ways of ownership of the place and studying life patterns - how do we live and work in the sustainable district of the future; To build an icon, for example the docking station of the waterbus at the site, which can work as an information centre, educatorium and laboratory.

To improve connections to the city and make a car-free living area: Waterbus with docking stations along the river, the river becomes a new lifeline in Kolding; Forest-bridge as bypass on the ringroad for a better connection from the site to the old town centre for pedestrians and local traffic. The surface of the bridge will be a living green structure to filter CO2 and absorb noise absorbing; Busstop on the forest-bridge for special bicycle bus-line that goes around the ring. Urban bouys provide collective parking space within 100m of each suburban ecopoints. They are located using the existing topography to make easy access to the decks leading to additional apartments which can help to finance the construction. They also house a certain amount of shared electric cars, where energy is supplied for by solarpanels connected to the bouys.

The base for development of the new urban area are formed by the existing qualities of the site together with the formulation of a set of goals and ambitions: To develop new planning tools for sustainable districts and cities of the future; To create a carfree district with only roads for pedestrians and cyclists to minimize infrastructural groundworks and to stimulate movement in the area; To focus on the human scale to provide healthy, people-friendly places to work, play, grow, learn and live; To enhance double use/functions in everything that is designed and built, optimising the profit of all resources being used; To think and communicate global, but act local, by using local materials and resources; The district as a whole must be energy neutral.

In the area closest to the old town a human scale urban area has developed in terms of space, heights, comfort zones, creating opportunity for people to meet and engage in different activities, space for privacy and good connections to green spaces. With the parking in the towers, the people that still use their cars have to walk up to their front doors passing by the flowershop or a small cafe with a terrace outside, increasing the level of social activity. Sports and related educational activities take place around the nearby running track in the new forest. In the more suburban area the eco-points have grown to be places with a very high quality of life. With no cars, shared sustainable sources and houses built which consume a minimum of energy. The use of daylight in the houses is optimised creating a flowing transition between inside and outside. Through the stimulation of activity in the area, making it a car-free and attractive river landscape the people in this new sustainable district walk more, sleep better ……

To make an attractive car-free landscape to be used by all residents of Kolding by using the existing qualities of the site: Pathways in the area for pedestrians and cyclists give easy access to the site so the area already becomes a vital part of the city. By making the parking facilities in the urban bouys and the site accessible by the pathways, the savings made on heavy infrastructure can be spend on the ecopoints, which are the seeds for the future eco-district; Wadi’s along the river are introduced to control the flooding of the site. The wadi’s create a greater diversity in the landscape typologies, more permanent wet and more permanent dry conditions, this will ensure the development of different types of plants Forest is planted along the running track, forest-bridge and wadi along the urban ecopoints. This forest forms a continuation of the already forested slopes and provides shade and clean air in the more urban area. A combination of 3-5 original Danish species will make an attractive and sustainable forest

PLANTING THE SEEDS

The development of the area starts by planting seeds. These seeds operate on different scale levels but each one of them contributes the essentials to the future sustainable district. The starting points for development of the site are: Landscape eco-points help to grow a landscape with great diversity. These ecopoints serve as seed spreaders. Suburban eco-points are places based on common use of natural resources and shared facilities/space. The core provides place for the essential techniques to supply the ecopoints with solar- en windenergy, collective rainwater collection and purification and collective waste composting. Located along the pathways these eco-points promote an active way of living. Urban eco-points focus on the ecological benefits of compact building and surface water collection. The compact circular building envelops reduce building costs, warmth transmission and use of materials. Surface water is collected though the open pavement into the wadi’s traversing the area. Socially these urban eco-points provide for a lively high-density car-free living and working area, by making separate parking towers connecting to the road and by making the ground floors of each building volume suitable for public functions or services.

PROGRAMME

The following programme is provided for in the plan: Urban eco-point Mixed-use (housing or working spaces)* 18.250 – 23.250 m2 Commercial, public institutions and services 6.250 m2 (all ground floors) * The high green towers connected to the road are meant for parking or commercial facilities. If the developer can convince the future inhabitants of the mixed-use buildings not to have private cars but shared cars, he is allowed to use 5000 m2 of these towers for commercial purposes instead of parking. Workspaces under bridge

500 m2

Sport- and educational facilities around the running track

3.000 m2

Suburban eco-points Housing facilities

7.200 m2

Suburban bouys Housing facilities Parking facilities for housing

2.500 m2 3.000 m2


PHASING

The development of the area is planned for in the next 10 years. The following phasing is therefore proposed: Phase 1: landscaping the area (pathways and wadi’s, planting of trees), making the site accessible and connected to the town (waterbus and docking station), building the landscape eco-points, the suburban eco-points, the forest-bridge and the doormat to the town centre Phase 2: inhabitation of the first suburban eco-points, building of the first urban eco-points, building of the urban bouys Phase 3: inhabitation of all suburban and urban eco-points, landscape eco-points are flowering and keep on spreading seeds

PHASE 1

PHASE 3

PHASE 2


ECO-POINTS A NEW TOOL TO PREPARE A SITE FOR BUILDING!

LANDSCAPE ECO-POINT

Landscape eco-points A tool to develop a natural landscape over time. It will help growing a landscape with great diversity. These eco-points serve as seed spreaders. You make a minimum preparation work in the existing landscape and then place these seed spreaders, which have been loaded with seeds that naturally belongs in the local area. In combination with wadi’s for flood control these ECO-POINTS will help you develop a landscape with grat diversity.

SUBURBIAN ECO-POINT

Suburban eco-points They are first of all a place! A place that will replace the command street. A place that stimulates social contact. A place that allows you to be yourself and to be together with others. A place based on common use of natural resources and shared facilities. The core provides place for the essential techniques to supply the eco-points with solarand windenergy, collective rainwater collection / purification, and collective waste composting. Located along the pathways these eco-points promote an active way of living. ENERGY

WADI – controlled water floding – recreational space (150 m zone) • • • •

The deutch method, combining technique and design to create an area. Simple profile with natural vegetation Also to be used to filter the grey-water Functions: recreational, paths, bridges and points for relaxation

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URBAN ECO-POINT

Urban eco-points focus on the ecological benefits of compact building and surface water collection. The compact circular building envelops reduce building costs, warmth transmission and use of materials. Surface water is collected though the open pavement into the wadi’s traversing the area. Socially these urban eco-points provide for a lively, highdensity, car-free living and working area, by making separate parking towers connected to the road and by making the ground floors of each building volume suitable for public functions or services.

Minimum infrastructure above and underground Sustainable sources of energy, wind, ground heat, and solar Built houses which will consume a minimum of energy Use local building materials, which have a low energy use in production and transport, and this will create local jobs and lead to a site-related architecture. Optimise the use of daylight in the placement and design of the buildings. The 3 kinds of sustainability; 1. 2. 3.

Environmental Social Economic

The ECO-POINTS contain all three of them, weighted equally


URBAN BOUY PARKING AND APARTMENTS, IN THE LANDSCAPE

URBAN BOUY SECTION Urban bouys

ENERGY

provide collective parking space within 100m of each suburban eco-points. They are located using the existing topography to make easy access to the decks leading to additional apartments which can help to finance the construction. They also house a certain amount of shared electric cars, where energy is supplied for by solarpanels connected to the bouys.

• • • • • • •

Allotment gardens on top 4x4 m. green + 2x4 m. for a greenhouse Parking, within ca. 100 m. of your eco- point Solar collectors for electricity to load the electric-cars (free of charge) A connection to the existing infrastructure Using the existing topography, to minimize the resources needed to built a garage, roof and columns An anchor point for the different phases of the project development Suburban apartments (to finance the garage, and rise the density)


ZERO METERS OF ROAD MOVEMENT AND TRAFFIC IN AN ECO-DISTRICT

URBAN ECO POINTS

THE FOREST BRIDGE

FOREST BRIDGE SECTION Traffic • parking collectively on the site for a car free environment, “to focus on humans not cars, and to provide healthy, people-friendly places to work, play, grow and learn” • Ring road - connection to the city and beyond, the forest bridge! A new bipas for the ring shaped as a bridge that looks like a forest, the sides are a living green structurer which will filter co2 and sound, the surface is an energy absorbing one which transforms the movement of the cars to energy, providing the energy for the lighting of the bridge at night, under the bridge hangs special office units • No parking at the doorstep “parking free living” • Households without car “car-free living” • Shared cars • Parking garages with more functions, meeting places, vegetable gardens, energy makers, sports facilities • Connection to Vestre Ringgade and the city, via a new doormate • Creating an easy bike and people friendely connection to the city center • Being part of reducing Koldings total carbon emission

Roads The eco-district has one main path, which is a 4 meter wide bicycle and walking path. All parking is placed in direct extension of existing infrastructure, and new road are not necessary.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND THE RIVER THE NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE KOLDING

landscape

eco-district

THE WATER BUS

university

shopping centre

historical city centre

design school

SECTION FIRST WATER-BUSTOP

WATER-BUS • • • •

A new public transport, that is fun and which makes you experience the city in a new way The new way of seeing Kolding Making a connection between the new developments and the exciting ones around the river, city centre, Kolding design-school, university and the harbour The first 3 stops eco-district, city-centre and Kolding design school

PLAN WATERBUS STOP

“Kolding the city which got it all, give us 90 minutes of your time and we will show you”

campus


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