Town centre of Fredericia

A link between the old urban centre and a new area on the waterfront with a distinctive aquatic feature and unique pavement pattern.

FACTS

Project: Town Centre of Fredericia

Role: Landscape architect

Size: DKK 52 million

Location: Fredericia

Client: Fredericia Municipality

Lead architect: Frode Birk Nielsen

Gothersgade/Vendersgade/Jyllandsgade/Town Hall Square

The master plan for the town centre of Fredericia is based on the development potential inherent in Fredericia’s waterfront areas. Therefore, the plan gives priority to ensuring that the town’s streets and squares serve as a link between the “old” town centre and the “new” urban area on the waterfronts.  A unique pavement pattern for Fredericia is outlined in a consistent north-south orientation – accentuating the streets’ perpendicular geometrics and unifying the entire town centre. To create an interesting pavement, the individual elements are “toothed” to form part of a varied, vibrant granite surfacing. The master plan boosts Fredericia’s most important sections of streets and retail areas by giving them brand-new pavements and new cast-iron features and luminaires. A raised cast-iron water channel at the centre of the urban space distinctively and lyrically winds its way through the town’s water stairs and fountains before returning to the harbour at GI. Havn.