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Radiorækkerne

With its nature, urban life and sustainable housing Ørestad attracts all sorts of people, from business people and students to property owners and families with children. The Radiorækkerne are 86 attractive townhouses. They accommodate both the city's need for housing and the lively and fast-growing life in Ørestad.

District in a process of transformation

Right now, the population of Ørestad consists of approximately 8,500 Copenhageners. The number has been increasing steadily since 2004, when the first residents settled in Ørestad. With the prospect of 20,000 residents in the next 15 or 20 years, there is no question that Ørestad is a district in the process of transformation, with its motley composition of students, business people, property owners and families with children. The project is a collaboration between CPH City & Port Development, the City of Copenhagen, Tetris A/S and Danielsen Architecture.

Modern, functional housing option for families with children

The Radiorækkerne development consists of 86 modern, environmentally friendly townhouses with low energy consumption. They were inspired by Copenhagen's "Kartoffelrækkerne". There are two types of house: measuring 115 and 125 m² respectively. They are functionally laid out on three floors with a kitchen/dining area, living room, master bedroom, two children's bedrooms, a bathroom and a guest toilet. The houses also have both front and back gardens, and the green communal spaces and leisure areas are generally aimed at families. There are small squares and path systems, which connect the houses to a children's playground, where children can play at a safe distance from traffic.

Sustainable building

In planning Radiorækkerne the priority was to comply with the City of Copenhagen's policy on climate change adjustment. This is a policy, which will ensure that the future urban development of Copenhagen will satisfy the municipality's desire for Copenhagen to make a 20% reduction of its CO2 emissions by 2015 and, further, to become CO2 neutral by 2025. This means that the Radiorækkerne houses are being constructed with green roofs of moss and grass, which will capture rainwater and provide insulation in both summer and winter.

A combination of city, housing and green areas

The Radiorækkerne houses are a mere 1.5 km from Copenhagen's City Hall, but at just the right distance from the city's heavy traffic. They will offer a combination of urban life and country surroundings. The Bryggebro Bridge and the metro offer excellent connections to the city centre, making the 86 townhouses an integral part of the city's pulse. Radiorækkerne constitute a housing option for families with children, so they can remain in the city, instead of moving away from it.The immediate neighbourhood surrounding the houses is pedestrian-only. The parking facility is located outside the development. The countryside of the Fælled and the Harbour Bath at Islands Brygge are just around the corner, and the homes have a great location with a wonderful view of the sky.  All this makes for a unique combination of city, housing and green areas, a safe and pleasant environment, close to the city's many cultural offerings.

Ørestad's many facilities

With its four districts, Ørestad North, Ørestad South, Ørestad City and Amager Fælled, Ørestad is an urban area with many facilities and cultural offerings. For example, there is the urban sports park PLUG N PLAY, the DR Concert hall and the Ørestad Islands. In the future Ørestad will be a counterpart to Copenhagen's old city centre, with high architectural and environmental standards. The Ørestad urban development is part of CPH City & Port Development's master plan for urban planning and architecture of the highest order, created by the Finnish architect team ARKKI.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 / By Pernille Ehlers-Hansen

Last updated Monday, September 28, 2015