Future Climate-Friendly CPH Metro Stations

With our proposal for a new and more climate-friendly metro station we show that you can’t achieve a resource-efficient and climate-friendly metro station with a superficial material adaptation. Instead, it requires a comprehensive and holistic approach to sustainable design and construction leading passengers from A to B in a material-optimized, climate-friendly metro concept.

Program: Concept design
Location: Copenhagen
Client: Metroselskabet
Year: 2022
Type: Invited competition, 1. place
Role: Main Architectural advisor
Status: Completed
Team JAJA: Jakob Christensen, Jan Tanaka, Kathrin Gimmel, Kaspar Dettinger, Valdemar Mygind, Lara Herda, Iva Veneckova

Holistic Sustainability

Presented via the three-scaled strategy: Materials, Mobility Hub, and Climate Campaign our concept not only focuses on reducing CO2 emissions but also seeks to connect the metro to the overall mobility strategy and engage the thousands of daily passengers.

Holistic Sustainability

Presented via the three-scaled strategy: Materials, Mobility Hub, and Climate Campaign our concept not only focuses on reducing CO2 emissions but also seeks to connect the metro to the overall mobility strategy and engage the thousands of daily passengers.

Materials – Less is more

Using the 3Rs principle of reducing, reusing and recycling, our proposal is built upon the “less is more” approach: no unnecessary layers. Instead of placing a thin ‘green’ layer on concrete, we propose a consistent material optimization highlighting the supporting structure in wood, using, and reusing, biomaterials.

Materials – Less is more

Using the 3Rs principle of reducing, reusing and recycling, our proposal is built upon the “less is more” approach: no unnecessary layers. Instead of placing a thin ‘green’ layer on concrete, we propose a consistent material optimization highlighting the structure in wood, using, and reusing, biomaterials.

Materials – Existing walls

Today, the station walls are cast with standard, generic moulds. Then a covering is installed with concrete formwork behind it. The cladding must be changed at the end of the service life of the formwork system

Materials – Existing walls

Today, the station walls are cast with standard, generic moulds. Then a covering is installed with concrete formwork behind it. The cladding must be changed at the end of the service life of the formwork system

Materials – Proposed walls

We suggest molding the station walls with wooden molds with relief. The mold can then be used as cladding for the light walls of the station. Signage, camera cables and other installations are mounted visibly on top of the wooden and concrete surface.

Materials – Proposed walls

We suggest molding the station walls with wooden molds with relief. The mold can then be used as cladding for the light walls of the station. Signage, camera cables and other installations are mounted visibly on top of the wooden and concrete surface.

Mobility Hub

We propose integrating the metro into the overall mobility strategy, creating a smooth transition to other green transportation forms guiding passengers all the way to their destination.

Mobility Hub

We propose integrating the metro into the overall mobility strategy, creating a smooth transition to other green transportation forms guiding passengers all the way to their destination.

Mobility Hub – Pavilions

Copenhagen’s sustainable transport hubs, including the metro stations, are perfectly suited for generating active city life. As a modern version of the historic Copenhagen telephone kiosks, we propose M-pavilions contributing to active life and solving the first/last mile problem. The pavilions and side rooms in the metro stations’ shafts can facilitate services and public functions such as safe cycle parking, a parcel centre, shared bikes/scooters, coffee shops, and more.

Mobility Hub – Pavilions

Copenhagen’s sustainable transport hubs, including the metro stations, are perfectly suited for generating active city life. As a modern version of the historic Copenhagen telephone kiosks, we propose M-pavilions contributing to active life and solving the first/last mile problem. The pavilions and side rooms in the metro stations’ shafts can facilitate services and public functions such as safe cycle parking, a parcel centre, shared bikes/scooters, coffee shops, and more.

Climate Campaign

More than 20.000 people a day use the Copenhagen Metro and therefore its climate-change potential goes far beyond CO2 savings achieved through material optimization. With campaigns and visual communication, the metro can contribute to public information and climate action among passengers. We suggest climate campaign initiatives such as cinematic projections, billboards on the escalators, and an app – all contributing to communicating sustainability in many aspects.

Climate Campaign

Thousands of people everyday use the Copenhagen Metro and therefore its climate-change potential goes far beyond CO2 savings achieved through material optimization. With campaigns and visual communication, the metro can contribute to public information and climate action among passengers. We suggest climate campaign initiatives such as cinematic projections, billboards on the escalators, and an app – all contributing to communicating sustainability in many aspects.

A Metro in Timber – An Ambitious Outlook

A visible structure in wood, supporting the station’s roof in combination with the concrete structures, is a sustainable choice giving a radically more climate-friendly architectural concept. It is visionary but also based on realistic terms and principles.

A Metro in Timber – An Ambitious Outlook

A visible structure in wood, supporting the station’s roof in combination with the concrete structures, is a sustainable choice giving a radically more climate-friendly architectural concept. It is visionary but also based on realistic terms and principles.

Program: Concept design
Location: Copenhagen
Client: Metroselskabet
Year: 2022
Type: Invited competition, 1. place
Role: Main Architectural advisor
Status: Completed
Team JAJA: Jakob Christensen, Jan Tanaka, Kathrin Gimmel, Kaspar Dettinger, Valdemar Mygind, Lara Herda, Iva Veneckova