• Hannah Dræby Nielsen
  • Michael Hyttel Thorø
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
The discussion of the “Third Limfjords alignment” has been an ongoing
discussion since the 1969 with several discourses and placements during the
years. The latest discourse came in the summer of 2014 where the Government,
following the recommendation from the EIA, decided a western
connection crossing the smaller island of Egholm was the best solution.
As it was described it is seen as the best solution in a socioeconomic sense,
even though it crosses several valuable and vulnerable landscapes. This decision
created a lot of steer and demurs, from local citizens, experts within
the fields of mobility and biology which resulted in the most complained
EIA-report in the history of Denmark.
This master thesis takes it point of departure in the latest discourse of the
third Limfjords alignment, and seeks to understand the decision making
behind the chosen alignment and the potential impact it will have on its
surrounding landscapes and urban areas through an analytical and theoretical
process. Resulting in a proposal for a new overall mobility strategy for
the municipality of Aalborg and the proposal of a more central placement
in a urban context - between the developing areas of Stigborgsbrygge (Nørresundby)
and Østre Havn (Aalborg).
Furthermore does the thesis seek to explore the common perception of
larger infrastructures, transforming them from singular mono-functioning
urban spaces performing to a minimum of engineering standards towards
multi functional infrastructural and urban spaces, capable of triggering
complex and unpredictable urban effects, with a natural-inspired approach.
This result in what we deem the “Delta Bridge”, a landscape element that
strenghtens the relationship between Aalborg and Nørresundby, while
facilitating both private and public transportation, natural experiences and
reconnects the city with the water.
Publication date25 May 2016
Number of pages151
ID: 234047961