Ørestaden - hvad ville vi med den?

Maria Louise Alkemade Bjerregaard, Nina Marie Bram Nielsen, Signe Rudå, Stefan Jehl, Emilie Katrine Olander Christiansen & Josephine Hasling Mikkelsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines the reasons behind the planning of the city of Ørestad, as the structure of the city is built around the New-Town concept, which has received massive amounts of critique when speaking of the creation of intimate urban spaces. The aim of the project is then to clarify some of the problems we see by this choice of planning, and thus shed light on the apparent paradox, which appears in our problem statement: ‘Why is the Ørestad built around the New-Town concept despite critique for not having active, urban spaces?’ As there is a considerably large amount of empirical data on this subject, we therefore needed to create a historical overview to structure the knowledge we had gained, which then led to a series of questions in our analysis and discussion. Throughout the analysis and discussion we use a variety of qualitative methods, this in the form of interviews, in depth handling of documents and case-studies. We then put it up against the theory we have collected, to pull out certain and significant points, which is why we hereby have an analytic-inductive approach. Additionally we have made sure to embrace the required interdisciplinarity of this report through material from both our first and second semester. This be in the subjects of ‘politics’, ‘planning, spaces and resources’ with sup-plementary economic theory. Furthermore, as we search to find an answer to our wonder, we found that the Ørestad was shaped and planned in a time of severe political change, where neo-liberal values now were blooming. The intentions with the Ørestad were therefore very different from what we had expected, which meant that the reasons behind it were almost, purely based on economic growth and to enhance Copenha-gen’s position in international competition. The New-Town concept has developed over the years to suit a form of planning, which relies on these new principles as well, thus making this way of plan-ning very suitable for the Ørestad. We have looked beyond the Ørestad and into some of the other projects the company behind the Ørestad, By & Havn, are working on, such as Nordhavn. It seems that By & Havn here, have learned a lot from some of the less successful establishments in the Ør-estad. However, the Ørestad is still not living up to what the modern world craves and demands in a city now, and among other, By & Havn have their work cut out for them.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2014
VejledereJesper Visti


  • New-Town
  • Ørestaden