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27 GB Odense is currently developing and growing into a big Danish city - a modern city with a vibrant city centre, a diverse cultural life and lovely green oasis close by. A series of development projects will help promote growth in the city. On Thomas B. Thriges Gade, which until 2014 divided the city centre into two separate parts, a historic joining of the city centre is taking place. Right now it is a bit messy but once we are finished it will be great! Thomas B. Thriges Gade was built in the 1960s in order to accommodate the growing car traffic. The construction caused the city centre to be cut in half. One of the main purposes of transforming Thomas B. Thriges Gade is to recreate the connection between the east and west parts of the inner city. From 2020 the Odense Light Rail will run here connecting the city centre with other important parts of the city. Car Free City Centre The transformation project was started to create a green and sustainable urban area, where light rail, biking and walking are the preferred means of transportation. A car free inner city does not, however, mean that we haven’t planned for cars. The entire construction project will be built on top of an underground parking facility with room for app. 1000 cars. The parking facility will have 5 ramps making it easy to enter or exit when you visit the city centre by car. Furthermore the parking facility will have an underground walkway between the many stair turrets to make it even easier to surface where you want after parking your car. The parking facility is built in two stages. Construction started at the north end and is moving south. The north end with app. 500 parking spaces opened on 1st October 2016, and construction of the south end will begin in 2017. In time the north and south end will be connected by a tunnel and turn into one big car park. The New Quarter The new quarter consists of 19 building plots in total. All the plots have been sold to local and national investors. Some of the owners have already begun construction and the rest will start at the beginning of 2017. At the far north end TOGT Real-Estate Developer will build a 17 storey building with mixed housing and commerce. The building will have the coming concert and theatre hall ODEON as a neighbour. SE Byg builds housing and industry premises on two plots that flank the green Lotze’s Garden and the Funen Graphics Workshop. On the west side of the project Arkitektgruppen will build housing and business facilities on four building plots. Arkitektgruppen has named their part of the project “The Balcony Houses” due to the big balconies and terraces that are part of all units. Janus Lylloff, who in his daily life works as a teacher is behind the project “Thomas B. Thriges Gade Co-housing”. The buildings will become a modern co-housing scheme with apartments and terraced houses, and all residences will have either a garden or a terrace facing the little urban garden “The Rose Garden” which borders the historical Hans Christian Andersen quarter. The fifth and final investor on the north end of the project is the developer company KPC. KPC will build a hotel and the same company is just now building the theatre and concert hall ODEON next door. The South End While the north end of the project has been parcelled out to several investors, the building plots at the south end have been sold to one buyer. AP Ejendomme A/S will develop the south end in a very special location neighbouring City Hall, the Cathedral and the high street. The new construction around Fisketorvet and Albani Torv (Torv = square) will consist of three separate buildings: Albani Block, the Fisketorv Block and Nørregade House. The new buildings will be between three and seven storeys high and are zoned primarily for housing, shops and businesses like cafés, restaurants and the like. On the ground floor of the Albani Block a covered market is planned. This market will be a foodie Mecca with local Funen produce and is set to become an attraction in its own right. The projected housing varies in size in order to accommodate different needs, all residences will have access to either a balcony or a courtyard area. In the Albani Block the courtyard area is placed on the second floor and provides top lighting for the covered market on the ground floor. On the top floor of the blocks, communal buildings will be next to roof terraces in an effort to encourage common activities. The transformation of Thomas B. Thriges Gade is in full swing but a couple of years still remain. In 2020 the project should be completed and the east and west parts of the city centre reconnected - into a modern, green inner city. 5E Bygs projekt| 5E Byg’s project| 5E Bygs Projekt Musikpassagen | The Music Passage | Die Musikpassage


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