Copenhagen Northern Harbour: The sustainable city of the future


180 projects from all over the world

Polyform in cooperation with Cenergia Energi Consulting, Deloitte and Oluf Jørgensen A/S (Denmark)

COBE in cooperation with SLETH and the engineering company Rambøll (Denmark)

70° architecture as and Dahl & Uhre Architects (Norway)

Furthermore, seven awards have been given: two second prizes of each 300,000 DKK, two third prizes of 200,000 DKK and four "purchases" of 50,000 DKK. Of the 11 prize-winning projects, five are from Denmark, two from Norway, two from England, one from Sweden/the Netherlands and one from Finland.

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CPH City and Port Development has launched an open international ideas competition for the Northern Harbour in Copenhagen, a new urban development area with room for 40,000 residents and 40,000 staff in buildings with a total floor area of three to four million square metres.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing, Office, Urban, Waterfront
Country Copenhagen, Denmark
RegDeadline 26 September 2008 GoogleCal iCal
26 September 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

The vision for this unique site, which features waterfronts on three sides, is to create a dynamic, lively and sustainable city district with diverse, effervescent life and room for a broad mix of residents and enterprises.

The competition is open to everyone, but is in particular aimed at urban planners, architects, landscape architects and traffic planners, who are very welcome to collaborate with experts in special fields, eg sustainability.

Total prize money amounts to DKK 3 million. The jury can select between one and five winners of the competition. If more than one winner is selected, the winners will be invited to negotiations with CPH City and Port Development about adjustments/improvements to their entries so that the assessment panel can select the final winner. If CPH City and Port Development decides to continue work on the basis of the winning entry, such work will be carried out in collaboration with the winning entrant.


Carsten Koch, Director (chairman of the jury)
Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen, Managing director
Ritt Bjerregaard, Lord Mayor
Klaus Bondam, Mayor
Flemming Hansen, Director, former Danish Minister
Peter Maskell, Professor, Msc, Dr. Merc
Anne Vang, Member of The City Council

DKK 3 million total
The winning entrant will be entrusted to make the development plan for Inner Nordhavn ready for the ensuing planning process. In addition, the winning entrant may be asked to act as a consultant for CPH City and Port in the subsequent planning process.

Entry Fee

Maximum dimensions of paneles: 1.2 m (height) x 3.6 m (width). drawings, other illustrations and explanatory text must be submitted on boards mounted on rigid cardboard panels and provided with a schematic illustration of the order in which they are to be displayed.

Submission Address
Udviklingsselskabet By & Havn I/S
Nordre Toldbod 7
1013 Copenhagen K, Denmark
The package must be clearly marked ‘Nordhavnen’.
Entries may not be submitted in person.

Result announcement: 18 December 2008

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