Arup, in a joint venture (JV) with Cowi and Systra, has worked with Copenhagen’s metro authority Metroselskabet since 2007 to design the new 16 km metro line, Cityringen. Arup led the architectural design for the project, including all the 17 new stations. The line is the largest infrastructure project in Copenhagen for the last 400 years, and will open its doors to passengers on September 30th.
Combining aesthetics with practicality, the Cityringen metro’s minimalist design provides Copenhagen with a simple and convenient means of travel, while celebrating the city’s diversity and placing local communities at its heart.
The stations are constructed as part of a modular system so that they could easily be slotted under the city. Each station has been specifically designed to pay tribute to the character of their respective areas; all 17 are uniquely clad with materials that reflect their vibrant local communities.