Enghave Brygge

Building multimodal mobility in a new district of Copenhagen

Located in the heart of a former industrial zone in Copenhagen harbour, Enghave Brygge has begun its transition into an attractive urban district that takes full advantage of its proximity to the sea.

This new city-canal, made up of 9 islands and two peninsulas, will accommodate 2,400 homes, almost 40,000 m² of commercial space and an extensive mobility offer (canals, metro, roads, walkways, promenades), for which Artelia Denmark is studying the functionality and providing the design and engineering.


Enghave Brygge is a former industrial port close to the centre of Copenhagen. Its transformation is part of an urban renewal project (Sydhavnen), of which it is the final component. Given its waterfront location, Frost Architects, who began work on the project in 2007, drew inspiration from some of the districts of Amsterdam and Christianshavn to draw up plans for a city made up of residential blocks built around a main artery, Enghave Kanal, and several lateral canals. In addition to the footbridges, lanes and promenades linking the blocks, and the canals that will have to be dug, the project includes the development of an underground station and an urban square forming a mobility hub and a living centre.

In collaboration with Frost Architects, Artelia Denmark is designing the urban spaces and the new metro station. Our teams have carried out an extensive study to take into account the impact the new metro station will have on traffic, buildings and the surrounding urban area. They provide all engineering services relating to geotechnical studies, civil engineering works, bridges and canals. They are also coordinating health and safety aspects and site accessibility issues.

Photo credits: Juul Frost Arkitekter, Architects