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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

LOOP CITY PROJECT in Copenhagen & Malmo by BIG Architect

 
February 22nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The industrial areas in the Copenhagen suburbs are next in line for urban development. A new light rail is planned to interconnect 20 development zones with a total area of 11 Km2, the size of the entire inner city. We are proposing to turn the light rail line into a spine of dense urbanity with a series of peaks at the stations. By combing the rail with strategies for energy exchange, waste management, water treatment and electric car stations, the infrastructure could become the base for a new sustainable ring of development around Copenhagen, and an artery of true urbanity pumping life into the heart of the suburbs. At certain points the rail becomes a building itself almost like a Roman aqueduct passing through the suburbs, at other points it forms small pockets of urbanity around the stations.

10 TECHNOLOGY BETS

10 TECHNOLOGY BETS

  • Architect: BIG
  • Project: LOOP CITY
  • Location: Copenhagen Suburbs and the Oresund Region, Denmark, Sweden
  • Client: Realdania
  • Collaborators: Red Associates, Tom Nielsen, Arup

We propose to upgrade the planned light rail by extending it to form a regional ring around Oresund connecting similar development areas, and creating a new 50 year development perspective for a cross border region between Sweden and Denmark. Where the Finger Plan from 1947 was about connectivity from suburb to center the Loop City is linking a string of highly differentiated urban nodes, universities and working spaces in a center-less metropolitan region around a blue void. This ring, comparable in size to the San Francisco Bay area, has enough development areas to contain the growth of the region the next 50 years, and could become a model for a both sustainable, dense and super recreational development of the region.

Brondby Brondby Stadion - THE SPORTS ACROPOLIS

Brondby Brondby Stadion - THE SPORTS ACROPOLIS

CREDITS

BIG

Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen

Project Leader: Søren Martinussen

Team: Daniel Kidd, Kuba Snopek, Daniel Selensky, Armor Gutiérrez Rivas, Riccardo Mariano,

Ryohei Koike, Lucian Racovitan, Xing Xiong

www.big.dk

Gladsaxe Gladsaxe Erhvervskvarter - THE EDUCATION CITY

Gladsaxe Gladsaxe Erhvervskvarter - THE EDUCATION CITY

TOM NIELSEN

Tom Nielsen, Architect, Ph.D., Associate Professor Aarhus School of Architecture

Herlev Herlev Hospital - THE HEALTH CENTER

Herlev Herlev Hospital - THE HEALTH CENTER

RED ASSOCIATES

Partner in Charge: Christian Madsbjerg

Project Manager: Pranav Yadav

Team: Paula Castillo, Autumn Saunders

Contributors: Martin Gronemann, Malene Glintborg Justesen, Mads Holme, Mark Kirby, Mikkel Krenchel,

Diane Mehta, Eliot Salandy-Brown, Anders Søndergaard, Frederick Wiedemann

www.redassociates.com

Hvidovre Avedore Holme - THE INDUSTRIAL LEISURE PARK

Hvidovre Avedore Holme - THE INDUSTRIAL LEISURE PARK

ARUP

Project Director/Leader: Alejandro Gutierrez, Architect – Associate Director

Project Manager: Camilla Bevilacqua, Building Engineer

Team: Ramon Rodriguez, Engineer – Associate Director : Energy Specialist

Xavier Garcia, Engineer – Consultant : Energy Specialist

Camilla Bevilacqua, Building Engineer : Energy Specialist

Andrew Dunwoody, Senior Environmental Scientist : Waste Specialist

Phil Higgins, Civil Engineer – Associate: Water Specialist

www.arup.com

Ishoj og Vallensbaek Vejleaaen - THE RIVER DELTA

Ishoj og Vallensbaek Vejleaaen - THE RIVER DELTA

REALDANIA

Executive Director: Hans Peter Svendler

Project Leader: Astrid Bruus Thomsen

Loop City arial photo - ALL SITES

Loop City arial photo - ALL SITES

ADVISORY BOARD

Gøsta Knudsen, City architect, Århus Municipality

Gertrud Jørgensen, Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Head of Department of Urban and Landscape Studies

Svend Erik Rolandsen, Project director, Planning, development and traffic, COWI A/S

LOOP CITY - 10 rings of the oresund region

LOOP CITY - 10 rings of the oresund region

RINGBY – LETBANESAMARBEJDET

Chairman: Bo Rasmussen, Municipality director, Albertslund Municipality

Project Leader: Marianne Bendixen

Politicians and officials from the 10 municipalities

Roedovre og Glostrup Vestforbraendingen og Ejby Erhvervskvarter - THE ENERGY PARK

Roedovre og Glostrup Vestforbraendingen og Ejby Erhvervskvarter - THE ENERGY PARK

DONG ENERGY

Charles Nielsen, Director R&D. B.Sc.M.Eng., B.Com

THE LOOP AND THE HAND

THE LOOP AND THE HAND

EXHIBITION AT VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2010

BIG

KOLLISION

CAVI

TEIS DRAIBY (TEIS.NET)

3D: GLESSNER GROUP

MODEL: ARKITEKTURMINISTERIET




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