Lendager Group has in a shared partnership with TRANSFORM, DISSING+WEITLING, Vega Landskab and Søren Jensen Engineering won the prestigious competition to develop Kulkransporet (The Coal Crane) in Aarhus’ South Harbour!
The ambition for the team has been to create a diverse and sustainable commercial district based on the South Harbour’s fantastic industrial character that embraces every citizen and their initiatives. In an integrated design process and a strong collaboration we have created an ambitious plan for the city district’s future development with functions such as a city life office, a recycling center, a place for socially vulnerable individuals and a socio economic eatery that unites all users in a stronger community. Kulkransporet will become an unique, green and urban bridge area through the South Harbour – that connects harbour and city, commercial buildings and the diverse citizens of Aarhus.
Kulkransporet ties Aarhus city centre and the developing area in the South Harbour together. Already now a vibrant environment of creatives, entrepreneurs as well as established companies and industries are present in the area. Kulkransporet will, besides the bridge, consist of a park, a square and eventful towers between the urban spaces. The area’s distinct identity, life and architecture have been a great inspiration in the creation of the urban spaces. The bridge itself and the links between the areas are kept in a port industrial expression, where it will be possible to reuse some of the already existing materials in the area.
Read the Danish article called “Aarhus får høj sti med vinterhaver og rutsjebaner” by Jyllands-Posten.