CF Møller to create Danish wetland park that prevents flooding

The project is a perfect example of our holistic approach, whereby we combine climate protection with urban and nature development
– Lasse Vilstrup Palm, associate partner and head of C.F. Møller Landscape

Architecture firm CF Møller have won a design competition to transform an area of wetland in the Danish city of Randers into a public nature park, as part of a climate adaptation project.

Randers, like many towns in Denmark, is threatened by the effects of climate change, with its low-lying position in relation to the Gudenå, Denmark’s longest river, putting it at risk from flooding.

To counter this, the municipality has announced a multi-phase climate resiliency project, called 'the City to the Water’.

In the first phase the Storkeengen wetland, or Stork Meadow, will be converted by CF Møller’s landscape team, with a network of streams leading rainwater from roofs, car parks and roads in Randers’ Vorup suburb into large purification basins in the nature park.

The captured water will be filtered and led into the river and a newly-created dyke.

The scheme, developed in collaboration with engineers Orbicon, is described by the design team as an “architectural multi-tool” that “creates cloudburst and storm flood protection, strengthens urban nature and brings the town of even closer to the Gudenå River”.

Subtle public pathways and amenities will be created so visitors can observe the park’s flora and fauna, enjoy sunsets at the waterside and go canoeing on the river.

“The project is a perfect example of our holistic approach, whereby we combine climate protection with urban and nature development,” said Lasse Vilstrup Palm, associate partner and head of CF Møller Landscape.

Work on the project will start in Q3 2018 and is scheduled for completion in 2021.

It is not the first development in Denmark to combine climate resiliency strategies with the need for more public space. Landscape architects SLA are currently adding sunken pools and water-purifying plants to one of Copenhagen’s most popular parks to ease the risk and impact of flooding.

The same firm is also developing a national park near the city of Roskilde into a 1,500 ha cultural landscape called The New Hedeland, which has been designed to bring leisure and culture into the outdoors and create “a hotbed of voluntary work and human creativity”.

CF Møller  Denmark  climate resilience  Randers  Gudenå River  Orbicon  Vorup  Storkeengen  landscape design 
Related stories

SLA win design competition to transform Danish national park into 'outdoor cultural house'

Sunken pools and lush greenery to bring new life to Copenhagen park

Architecture firm CF Møller have won a design competition to transform an area of wetland in the Danish city of Randers into a public nature park, as part of a climate adaptation project. Randers, like many towns in Denmark, is threatened by the effects of climate change, with its low-lying position in relation to the Gudenå, Denmark’s longest river, putting it at risk from flooding. To counter this, the municipality
CLD,VAT,ARC,DES,ECO
The scheme, developed in collaboration with engineers Orbicon, is described by the design team as an 'architectural multi-tool' / C.F. Møller Architects
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 6273     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 6273     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Alliance Leisure Services Ltd
The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for local authorities, educational establishments and leisure trusts that want to improve or expand the leisure products and services they offer.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
The Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat has 20 guest rooms
Rossana Hu studied at the University of California at Berkeley, where she met Lyndon Neri
"Interior projects carried out by architects have a depth that’s generally lacking today"

Neri & Hu’s latest project

The Yongsan park site is bigger than Central Park
Adriaan Geuze
"The profile of landscape architecture has been raised by international cities competing with one another"

How the West 8 founder is using the healing power of nature on a Korean site with a turbulent history

The building, called Sportcampus Zuiderpark
"Whenever you’re looking at it, the elevation is running away from you, so it never looks quite as big as it really is "

FaulknerBrowns’ Dutch sports facility

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
Work is due to start on the Hotel Valle Sagrado in Cuzco, Peru
Schreibeis Smith set up Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010
"Wellness is essentially an insurance policy to promote physical and mental long term health"

Raising the profile of wellness architecture

Archaeological relics will be stored and exhibited at the museum
Theoni Xanthi Partner XZA Architects
"The design concept is to create a museum that evokes a transition in time, in space, in memory"

The vision for the New Cyprus Musuem

The Grade I listed building housing The Ned was designed by Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens
Lund has worked as a designer for Soho House since 2014. She co-led the design of The Ned
"My favourite part of the building is the original bank vault, in the belly of the building. It once stored gold bullion deposits of £335m"

On the challenges of creating The Ned

features
"It’s a privilege to have completed a scheme of such importance to the cultural identity of Antwerp - Stuart Mills"

SimsponHaugh’s latest project

The Folkestone Quarterhouse opened in 2009
Alison Brooks
"The profession is changing"

We need to help the public understand that architects are on their side, argues The Smile designer

The MACRO contemporary art museum, Rome
Decq has been recognised for raising the profile of women in architecture
"Things have improved, but not enough"

On women in architecture

cladkit product news
Ben van Berkel launches UNSense startup to boost health and wellbeing in built environments
Kim Megson
Dutch architect Ben van Berkel and his design firm UNStudio have launched a tech startup to “improve the health and ...
Empex Watertoys partners with Singapore architecture firm on new splash park
Buds is a new splash park that caters to children aged 12 and under
Lauren Heath-Jones
Empex Watertoys has partnered with Singapore landscape architecture firm Playpoint Singapore Pte to create Buds, an exciting new splash park ...
AB Concept partners with House of Tai Ping for luxurious rug collection
The collection was inspired by the idea of looking down at the world from a great height
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design house AB Concept has partnered with bespoke rug specialist Tai Ping to create Nephele, an exclusive line of handcrafted ...
cladkit product news
London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees
CityTree is a living wall that reduces particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide in the air by 30 per cent
Lauren Heath-Jones
The Crown Estate, a London-based commercial real estate company, has partnered with Westminster City Council and cleantech specialist Evergen Systems ...
Kvorning wins contest to design aquaculture exhibit at Norway's Coastal Museum
The exhibition explores the history of Norway's fish-farming industry dating back to 1970
Lauren Heath-Jones
Copenhagen-based design studio Kvorning Design and Norwegian advertising agency Vindfang have won a competition, organised by Museums in Sør Trøndelag ...
Hotel Crescent Court opens new spa following multi-million-dollar renovation
Hotel Crescent Court has reopened its spa after a multi-million dollar refurbishment
Lauren Heath-Jones
Hotel Crescent Court, a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas, has reopened its spa and fitness centre after completing a multi-million-dollar ...
cladkit product news
FAÇADE2017 winners 'diverse and remarkable', says SFE board member
Ramboll was awarded for the Blavatnik Building, Switchouse Extension of the Tate Moder
Lauren Heath-Jones
A trio of British leisure facilities have been honoured in the Façade2017 awards. Established in 2013 by the Society of ...
Dornbracht debuts Rainmoon wellness shower concept at  Salone del Mobile
Rainmoon is a multi-sensory wellness experience designed to revitalise and reinvigorate the user
Lauren Heath-Jones
Dornbracht, a German-based luxury bathroom specialist, has launched an innovative new shower experience, Rainmoon. Slated as the next generation of ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates