Aarhus central station area

Location: Aarhus, Denmark

Client: Aarhus Municipality, DSB Ejendomsudvikling and Steen & Strøm Danmark

Program: Masterplan for Ny Banegaardsgade including a new urban neighbourhood, a new bus terminal and an extension of the shopping center Bruun's Galleri

Size: 60,000 m2

Status: 1st prize in competition in 2012

Collaborators: TRANSFORM, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma, Rambøll, ICP and Tom Nielsen

Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Thomas Krarup, Io Maria Schønherr, Mateusz Mastalski, Kato Hiroshi, Agnieszka Krasuska, Michal Kniaz

The currently run-down areas at the old bus terminal in the center of Aarhus are to be converted into a dense, lively and diverse neighborhood in the coming years. The new bus terminal is to be relocated to Aarhus Central Station above the tracks in addition to the extension of the Bruun’s Gallery shopping centre. Like pearls on a string, new and existing buildings of various shapes and sizes will encircle the area, transforming it into a new, attractive urban space. The pearl chain allows a flexible building structure – it is realized in different stages and over a period of time, as it retains parts of the existing building structure on site.