Residential Regeneration Denmark, Building, Project, Danish Design Talk at Edinburgh College of Art

Danish Cultural Institute Lecture

Niels Andersen, Danish Urban Regeneration Society

post updated 29 Mar 2021 ; 20 Feb 2001

Danish Residential Regeneration

Urban Renewal / Residents’ Participation
Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Niels Andersen, Director: MA (Political Science) Danish Urban Regeneration Society
20th February 2001 – 3rd Lecture

Review by Adrian Welch Niels took us through Copenhagen’s residential areas one by one: the images were backed up by numerous facts and figures. Niels had worked for many years at trying to involve local residents and their tenants’ associations in regeneration of their urban communities.

Edinburgh College of Art Sculpture Court:
Edinburgh College of Art location for talk by Niels Andersen, Danish Urban Regeneration Society
photograph : Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Compared to the first of the ‘Tuesday Lectures’ this was more like being back at school with reels of overhead-projected tables and bullet points. The Copenhagen we saw was a less glamorous one than previous talks organised by the Danish Cultural Institute, and we got a real taste of the problems in regenerating Copenhagen’s social housing.

Much of the direction was similar to Scotland’s experience – empowerment, privatisation, budget reduction (‘cuts’), and bottom-up improvement – but much was unfamiliar. The tenant’s structures and right-to-buy schemes sounded interesting compared to our fractured ‘right-to-buy’ policy dating from the eighties, and the overview of different areas showed different urban regeneration solutions.

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe

Copenhagen Architecture

Contemporary Architecture in the Danish Capital – architectural selection below:

AIRE Ancient Baths, Hotel Ottilia, Ny Carlsberg Vej 101, 1799 Copenhagen
Design: Arkitema
Aire Ancient Baths Copenhagen
image from architecture office
AIRE Ancient Baths
Thermal baths, massages, and a unique atmosphere where time does not exist. AIRE Ancient Baths, the luxurious wellness concept, opens the doors to a new Copenhagen branch in the same historic building as Hotel Ottilia.

Nordhavn Station + Orientkaj Station
Design: Arup and Cobe
Nordhavn + Orientkaj Stations Copenhagen Denmark
photo : Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Nordhavn Station + Orientkaj Station Copenhagen
Part of the Nordhavn metro line extension connecting the docklands to Copenhagen’s city center, Arup and Cobe have worked together to design two new metro stations, Orientkaj and Nordhavn, under the Nordhavn metro line extension. The recently opened public transport link unlocks the potential for the redevelopment of Copenhagen’s northern docklands, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in northern Europe.

Copenhagen Architecture Designs – chronological list

Copenhagen Architecture

Copenhagen Architecture Tours

Danish Architecture

Architectural Talk by Dane Jens Kvorning of Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Modern Architecture

Modern Houses

Arne Jacobsen

Jorn Utzon

Contemporary Architecture in the Danish Capital

Copenhagen Architect

Copenhagen Building News – selection below

Copenhagen Harbour Gateway by Steven Holl Architects

Copenhagen Zoo Elephant House by Foster + Partners

Copenhagen Business School by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Copenhagen Buildings

Henning Larsen

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