Climate adaption at Godsbanearealet, Aalborg
At Godsbanearealet in Aalborg, the vision is to transform the abandoned industrial landscape of the disused railway goods-yard into a sustainable and green part of the city. The design takes its inspiration from the robust and sturdy structures of the railway, creating a transitional space between the old medieval town and the cities suburbs.
Godsbanearealet encompasses both an urban masterplan and recreational areas, with a focus on climate adaption and sustainability. The open spaces are turned into a recreational landscape which, while being beautiful, will also absorb future rain downpour challenges. The goal is to manage as large a volume of water as possible locally, minimizing rain water run off through establishing green roofs, and by use of percolation and storage in waterbeds and basins.