The transformation of the forecourt at Hellerup Station exemplifies how integrating the station into its surroundings can improve the commuter experience and the aesthetics of the city. The development has focused on changing the station's appearance from being hidden to becoming an inviting portal. Here, integrated bicycle parking, green elements, and the development of a plaza with space for stay are elements that open the station to its surroundings.
Revitalized Forecourt for Hellerup's 10,000 Daily Commuters
- DSB Ejendomme
- Arkil A/S
- Ryvangs Alle 79, 2900 Hellerup
- 2020 - 2023
- 1.500 m²
Arkitema's primary goal was to establish a visual and accessible connection between the station square and the platform areas. This was achieved through the strategic demolition of buildings and sheds, paving the way for expanding the existing narrow platform and introducing direct access from the square to the platform via ramps at both ends. The south ramp connects seamlessly to the pedestrian bridge over the tracks, mirroring the existing northern tunnel passage, thus offering travellers a cohesive and fluid movement.
The previously scattered and inadequate bicycle parking has been enhanced through a consolidated parking area south of the station. The new open bicycle parking with rowan trees as a “green filter” creates a clear, yet visually permeable boundary between the square and the platform. This complements the historic row of trees along Ryvangs Allé.
The project was executed with Arkitema as the construction leader in close collaboration with the client, DSB Ejendomme, the engineers from COWI.