Odense Letbane

A new tramway to connect across Odense: part of an overall strategy for urban renewal, where its integration into the existing urban environment is a key focus






2012 - 2020




14.5 km


Odense Letbane


NIRAS, Atelier Villes & Paysages, MBD Design

Odense Municipality has chosen Niras, PLH, Atelier Villes & Paysages and MBD Design as the winning team of the competition for the design and visualization consultancy for the Odense Tramway.

The team will be responsible for the integration of the tramway in the existing urban environment and create a design coherence of the tramway line’s first stage of 14.5 km.

Odense Municipality requires the tramway to be included in the overall strategy for urban renewal and therefore to play an important role both as a catalyst for urban life and as a transport agent that connects the city across – such as downtown and the future Odense University Hospital (New OUH).

The design manual will function as guide to describe how to achieve an overall design of the tramway throughout the 14.5 km long stretch and show how the tramway best can be fitted into the existing city. The manual establishes the general design principles for the tramway and its technical and infrastructural equipment, such as stopping points and rolling stock.

Søren Mølbak
+ 45 2720 0591

In the design of the tramway elements, a holistic thinking will be emphasized, since all the individual elements will have an impact on the city and expressions of urban spaces. The design manual will also be used at later stages of the urban renewal development

PLH will amongst other design street fittings and equipment, bridges and buildings, stations, lighting and industrial design in close cooperation with the lead consultant Niras and the two French collaborators Atelier Villes & Paysages and MBD Design. The first part of the tramway is expected to be inaugurated in 2020.