Copenhagen Metro, Nordhavn extension

Two new stations on the metro circle line´s branch off to the new sustainable city district, ‘Nordhavn’, makes it easy to change to the S-train, and gives potential for green areas




Copenhagen, Denmark


2017 – 2020




Track length: 2,5 km; Lines: 1; Stations: 2


Met Nord JV– Züblin/Hochtief


PLH Arkitekter: construction phase consultancy
Arup and Cobe (Rambøll Arup JV): design phase consultancy
CowiArupSystra JV: main project for Orientkaj Station

In connection with the construction of the metro circle line, Cityringen, a branch off to the new sustainable city district, ‘Nordhavn’ is constructed. PLH was assigned by the contractor MetNord JV as construction phase consultant on the realization of 2 new stations on the new Nordhavn line of the Copenhagen Metro. The scope of the project included developing the construction project in collaboration with MetNord JV. Nordhavn station and Orientkaj station have been designed by Arup and Cobe (Rambøll Arup JV), and the main project for Nordhavn station has been developed by CowiArupSystra JV.

The Nordhavn metro station is an underground station, while Orientkaj metro station is elevated above ground level. The elevated track is constructed on columns, as known from the existing metro lines’ elevated tracks and above-ground stations, making it possible to cross underneath the track.

Read more on the Copenhagen Metro's webpage.

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General information:

The Nordhavn metro station is constructed in a red color
The Nordhavn metro station is located at the future Nordhavns Plads in the new Århusgade quarter. The station will be situated next to Århusgade at Kalkbrænderihavnsgade, and will be connected to Nordhavn S-train station by a transfer tunnel beneath Kalkbrænderihavnsgade, making it easy to change between the metro and the S-train. The transfer tunnel also has a moving walkway to aid a quick change. Furthermore there is a plan to relocate the S-train station further north to decrease the distance between the two stations. The station hall is constructed in a deep warm red color, signaling traffic, transportation and transit. The red color is a general theme for all the Circle Line stations that connect to the S-train: Nordhavn, Østerport, Nørrebro and Copenhagen Central Station.

The Orientkaj metro station will have its own local architectural identity – The White City
After Nordhavn Metro station the metro exits the underground tunnel and continues on an elevated track up to Orientkaj station. The station at Orientkaj will be of a different typology to the existing metro stations. The distance between the columns is to be enlarged, giving potential for green areas, bike paths, and public spaces beneath the track. In the same way as the stations on the Circle LIne, Orientkaj station will also have its own local architectural identity. The district and its surrounding buildings have been conceptualized as The White City; they will be constructed with white mosaic tiles on the stairs and lifts. Internally, the station hall will also be white. Externally, the structure will be clad in light aluminum, which will reflect the sky. The platform level will enjoy a view over the harbor, as well as views of the new city that is under construction. The new elevated station will become a prominent landmark in the new district.

Metro v. Nordhavn - Metroselskabet