These are the plans for the new IKEA Copenhagen city in three floors in the area along Kalvebod Brygge.
Hotel, green strokes, rooftop garden, pedestrian friendly and a lot of bicycle parking.
”It has been an exciting challenge that I think our architects have solved really nice. We believe that the project will give new life to Kalvebod Brygge, ” says Dennis Balslev, CEO of IKEA Denmark.
If all goes well, the city-store opens in 2019.
IKEA in Copenhagen in cycling and walking distance of the city’s residents are now one step closer to reality after today’s publication of the regional plan for a total floor area of 74,000 square meters at Kalvebod Brygge. The new local plan for the area offers green recreation areas, new urban spaces, youth residences and a hotel.
”We have been looking forward to presenting our project. Our vision of a different, peri-urban IKEA store closer to the people of Copenhagen, which invites you to stay in the green countryside strokes, have come closer to our dialogue with the City of Copenhagen on a new local plan”, says Dennis Balslev, CEO of IKEA Denmark.
The common thread in the project is a green strokes area that will run from Bernstorffsgade to Otto Busses Vei through the roof of the new IKEA store. A rooftop garden with a green and recreational space is created. At IKEA’s main entrance on Dybbølsbro establishes a new urban space, planned as an active space with good opportunity for bicycle parking, so the people of Copenhagen can cycle for IKEA.
”To build an IKEA store with room for green, recreational spaces and with respect for the area’s urban character has been an important objective in cooperation with the municipality about the new local plan. It has been an exciting challenge that I think our architects have solved really nice. We believe that the project will give new life to Kalvebod Brygge”, says Dennis Balslev.
Besides IKEA’s city-warehouse of just 37,000 sqm, the new local plan is also a call for a 21,000 sqm Cabinn hotel, which is shaped by Dorte Mandrup Architects and the 16,000 sqm ‘Cactus Towers’ with nearly 500 youth housing, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Høpfner Projects, while Catella is responsible for the financing.
According to the plans IKEA’s department store will be on three floors and at its highest point rises 19 meters above the ground. At the store’s roof is also a restaurant with outdoor seating.
”We want to be a good neighbor, and therefore it is important for us to hear what citizens think when we move in. We will hold two civil events to inform and match expectations with the citizens, even if some things are decided, we will still listen to input, inspiration and concerns,” says Dennis Balslev.
The consultation phase begins in early May and runs 8 weeks until the end of June through the Copenhagen Municipality website