Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects won Frederikssung municipality’s architecture competition for a regional train station in the planned city of Vinge—Denmark’s largest urban development. The design was executed together with Tredje Natur, MOE, and Railway Procurement Agency.
“The train station is part of a larger plan to connect the future city to regional public transit,” the firm says in a statement. According to Dezeen, the station will serve trains that go directly to other major hubs in the area, such as Copenhagen.
The entire city is slated for completion in 2033; the train station is due to be completed in 2017.
The design consists of a ring that slopes upward on two points, and level on another two points. The elevated points hover over the rails and contain a pathway that connects to the ground level, ensuring that the railway will not divide the town. According to Dezeen, the selection committee praised the winning proposal and expressed how it is “the proposal that best connects the train station, nature, and town structure as one united whole.”
The firm, together with Marianne Levinsen Landscape and Moe Consulting Engineers, designed the 370-hectare master plan for the city.
Vinge itself is intentionally designed to be a place where the natural landscape becomes part of the town by integrating nature, urban life and pedestrian infrastructure. In that sense, Henning Larsen Architect’s design, with its hills, walking paths, and trees, endorses the original intention of the city.