Case #4 – August 15-19

Glostrup, Innovation Lab

Glostrup Station – The gate to the city

City branding and strengthening of city life.

Challenge: You can contribute with ideas and concepts on how to revitalise the urban area surrounding Glostrup train station.

Case: Glostrup was once a thriving commercial centre along a busy railway. But now the city has lost its importance and its train station has developed into an anonymous stopover. There is no longer an obvious connection between the city centre and the train station. Commuters come and leave, but they only use the city sparsely. As a consequence, the urban area around the train station is lacking the ability to attract people.

In 5 to 10 years, the town centre will be improved with new train connections and a new light railway. This entails great potential for urban development. Glostrup believes the new infrastructure can sustain a city growth of at least 5000 citizens and numerous new jobs. However, realising the potential requires effort and planning.

Glostrup is looking for a transformation from a lifeless and discouraging atmosphere with a lack of urban and human qualities to an attractive and welcoming environment where residents and travellers feel welcome and curious to explore the city.

Join a 5-day Innovation-Lab to:

  • get your seat in a multidisciplinary team
  • help solve a real-life urban challenge
  • improve your professional and interdisciplinary skills
  • meet and exchange knowledge with other talents
  • network with professionals and organisations.

Lab Facilitator

This year, the Innovation Labs will be lead by four international professional  facilitators from the Institute without Boundaries (IwB), based in Toronto. The IwB employs and trains professionals and postgraduate students from various disciplines. As a top design training and research centre, the IwB is committed to collaborative and interdisciplinary design practice, in order to create innovative local solutions to 21st century global challenges.

Kar Yan Cheung, Senior Designer, Bruce Mau Design.

Kar Yan is a biologist and an interdisciplinary designer. Kar Yan’s work goes across research, visioning, strategy and communications as she advises a broad variety of clients in their storytelling efforts by translating their core raisson d’êtres into audio visual expressions.

She studied genetics, health sciences, and ecology at the University of British Columbia. Kar Yan completed her postgraduate studies at the Institute without Boundaries in sustainable design and culture.

Advisory Board

Based on relevant academic or practice-based experiences, an interdisciplinary group of experts is connected to each lab, with the purpose of guiding and inspiring the focus and work of the participants. Advisors will join the lab on-site during  1-3 sessions, where they will give direct feedback on ideas and work in progress, presented by participants.

Helle Rootzén

Helle Rootzén

Professor at the Technical University of Denmark
Mikkel Schønning

Mikkel Schønning

Senior Project Manager at the Danish Architecture Centre
Bo Billenstein

Bo Billenstein

Head of the culture and citizen service center
Jan Loerakker

Jan Loerakker

Architect, MSc
John Engelhardt

John Engelhardt

Mayor, Glostrup Municipality
Jørgen Bjerregaard

Jørgen Bjerregaard

Selmer Group
Louise Boel

Louise Boel

Head of Education, KEA DESIGN
Mette Harrestrup

Mette Harrestrup

Head of programs for design educations at KEA
Morten Winge

Morten Winge

Chief executive of Glostrup Municipality
Ole Sørensen

Ole Sørensen

Chief adviser, SWECO
Rasmus Hansen

Rasmus Hansen

Planner
Sofie Kirt Strandbygaard

Sofie Kirt Strandbygaard

Architect and Industrial PhD Student
Søren Arildskov

Søren Arildskov

Architect MAA, Partner Juul Frost Architects

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