Following the traveling exhibition Create with AarhUS’ successful visit to Bremen, Germany, a delegation from Bremen, consisting of 41 architects and urban developers, was invited to Aarhus, Denmark.
From 20th till 21st of June visitors were introduced to some of the projects that have been showcased on the Create with AarhUS exhibition. The purpose of the visit to Aarhus was to create the foundation for business based cooperation between Danish and German planners, architects and investors. Additionally, the cities are to learn and inspire each other regarding the development and transformation of waterfront areas.
Based on the newly established Aarhus Ø- an entirely new quarter in Aarhus situated by the harbor – and Godsbanen, Friday’s program was launched under the heading Comprehensive Urban Planning.
The delegation was introduced to the textile / fashion cluster – Dok8000, followed by a tour of Isbjerget – ten floor luxury housing with a sea view.
The program continued with a presentation, followed by a debate, of the development of the waterfront areas by the head of the center for urban development and mobility, Ms Bente Lykke Sørensen. Friday’s program ended on Godsbanen, where the delegation was shown around, and told about the future planning of the surrounding environment.
Saturday’s program, dealing with the theme Building for Science and Culture, started with a presentation of Aarhus City Hall by the state architect, Mr. Stephen Willacy. The delegation then continued to the waterfront area, where they were shown two of the major construction projects from the Create with AarhUS exhibition; Dokk1 and Navitas.
The visit was wrapped up with a tour at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, followed by a walk in the University Park.
The delegation was very successful, and revitalized the debate, that began in Bremen, on the development and the importance of creating a diverse environment on the waterfront areas.