- LOCATION: VEJLE, DK
- CLIENT: VEJLE MUNICIPALITY
- SIZE: VARIABLE MASTER PLAN
- YEAR: 2005
- STATUS: CONCEPT PROPOSAL, CLOSED
- ARCHITECT: CEBRA
This master plan concept outlines the framework for a creative and dynamic development of Vejle. With its mix of different functions and architectural expression the plan shall invite creative and innovative businesses and entrepreneurs so that area becomes home to new and dynamic synergies that strengthen the entire region.
The plan defines six zones for different types of city development, which are laid out as interlaced bands. The ‘housing band’, the ‘education band’, the ‘sports and leisure band’, the ‘Region of Southern Denmark band’ with the regions new headquarters and administration centre and finally, two ‘flex bands’ that are adaptable to a variety of functions in the future development.
The zones’ bands overlap and create several anchor points, which gather and mix a series of urban qualities. To the west, two such anchor points mark the city’s transition towards the open landscape by interweaving green and built-up bands, respectively. To the east, the city’s harbor areas merge with the fjord into distinctive urban spaces. Like fingers, the open landscape and the fjord reach into the city while the city spreads its fingers outwards.
The six anchor points to the west of Vejle’s city centre represent the vision for this part of the city. The points play an essential role in the area’s development into an integrate part downtown Vejle. Their size and character establish them as both visual and functional landmarks in the urban landscape.