January 6, 2022

Visionary development project in Høje Taastrup represents the suburban future

The new area, Høje Taastrup C, has recently undergone a huge transformation that will make the area even more attractive as well as increase climate resilience. The big draw is a rainwater drainage system disguised as the world’s longest skatepark featuring beautiful recreative spaces.

Høje Taastrup C has gone from wide boulevards and clearly divided zones to a coherent, dynamic urban area with a great flow between housing, nature, cafés, traffic, and recreative spaces.

COBE has been in charge of the architectonic design that allows residents, nature, city life and infrastructure to interact and benefit from one another. As main engineer consultant, Ramboll are responsible for planning and implementing this visionary project.

Ramboll has, among other things, been in charge of an extremely complex relocation of existing wires and pipes (water, electricity etc.). According to Martin Christensen, senior project manager in Ramboll Water, this relocation has been one of the most complex tasks he has ever experienced. Ramboll has also been in charge of planning and execution of all project phases, risk analysis and management, planning and execution of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), stakeholder management and much more.

Rethinking what makes urban areas liveable

Høje Taastrup C stands out as a prime example on how to design urban areas suited for the future. The project is accommodating a need for housing and climate resilience, but also includes the aspect of social and economic sustainability. The design reflects an overall consideration of what makes a place attractive to live in, and how to design a public space that provides the best conditions for social inclusion and recreational purposes.

This approach will help strengthen the relation between residents and the area they live in, increasing the overall level of liveability. The result is a public park of 42.000 square meters that includes the world’s longest skatepark, climate adaptation, playgrounds, benches, fruit trees, and an advanced lighting design that will ensure lighting at all times for people to feel safe.

Sustainable on all parameters