13th International UFZ-Deltares Conference on

Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources

9–12 June 2015 • Copenhagen, Denmark

Tour 4: Meeting demands for sustainability and climate change preparation in urban development of brownfields


This tour will be on bikes (the best and fastest transport in Copenhagen) through an area that used to be a landfill. The AquaConSoil conference is situated in an area of Copenhagen that was once considered an unattractive wasteland and today constitutes several new neighborhoods housing numerous prestigious and innovative architectural developments, among them the sustainable Crown Plaza, the VM Mountain (awarded the title of “the world's best residential building” at the World Architecture Fair in 2008), 8House, the National Aquarium, etc. It has been a focal point in these building projects to incorporate various sustainability and climate adaption aspects, e.g. green roofs and natural drainage. We will visit two of these new buildings, Rambøll and Crown Plaza. Along the way we will bike by many of these famous buildings. After visiting the Crown Plaza, we will bike to the northern part of the island. Here we will visit harbor bath where all inhabitants of Copenhagen can go swimming.


All bikes have to be returned at the Bella Centre. It is therefore not possible to leave the tour in the city.


Time table for Tour 4

12.30 - 13.00      Bike to Rambøll, Amager

13.00 - 13.30      Presentation of groundwater cooling system

13.30 - 13.50      Bike to Crown Plaza

13.50 - 14.30      Presentation of Crown Plaza

14.30 - 15.15      Bike to the harbor bath

15.15 - 15.45      History of the habor bath

16.15 - 17.00      Transport back to the Bella Centre















Version: 20 April 2015