Vinge is currently Denmark’s largest development area, and Henning Larsen Architects + TREDJE NATUR (Third Nature) have together with MOE and RPA developed the new station and a huge central area that is to contain 183.000 m2 of new buildings (2 million squarefeet).The ambition is to create a vibrant urban center, with comparable density to that of central Copenhagen, while also offering green, sustainable and recreative elements that are integrated parts of the VingeCity DNA.
Vinge’s identity follows the values and characteristics that already exist in the Danish countryside, located close to the Roskilde Fjord on the outskirts of Copenhagen. The hilly terrain and beautiful nature create a direct interaction with the infrastructure network that outlines of the city.
Running centrally through the station is The Green Heart, a landscape corridor that crosses Vinge from North to South. The train station becomes the center for the city, with the neighboring buildings offering a varied spatial hierarchy and intimacy around the urban disc. The buildings house a range of functions, including residential, commercial, public institutions, private companies and retailers. The Green Heart integrates the existing natural elements
The natural focal point of the master plan is the S-train station and the circular urban space (also known as the Landscape Bridge). Vinge’s station is placed naturally, at the intersection of The Green Heart and the tracks. The station is the focal point of the city’s dense and lively center, where users experience a mix of city and marshland on one side, with forest on the other.