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The Last Frontier of Urban Waterfront Regeneration.
Northern Europe.

Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, Dublin, Køge


The last frontier of urban waterfront regeneration: Northern Europe

For several decades now, port cities worldwide have been restructuring former derelict docks and waterfronts in their inner cities. Their abandonment and the subsequent reclamation of the waterfront can only be understood in the context of worldwide restructuring, … More

PORTUS 25 - June 2013

The Royal Seaport project in Stockholm

Stockholm at the water’s edge


The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is positioned at 59° north latitude, close in latitude to the neighbouring northern capitals of Tallinn (59°), Oslo (59°) and Helsinki (60°). The city’s relationship to the … More

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OSLO | Norway

About the Fjord City from the Port’s point of view


From Port of Oslo perspective the discussions regarding the Waterfront development in Oslo started long before the word “Fjord City” emerged in 1998.


Already in mid of the 1980-ties we had an … More

PORTUS 25 - June 2013
OSLO | Norway

Oslo Fjord City Course is Set, Making Good Speed!

The Fjord City Strategy Leads the Way The Fjord City is a result of deindustrialization and a renewed interest in the city

Oslo lost its shipbuilding industry in 1982, which marked the start of a radical transformation of … More

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HELSINKI | Finland

Helsinki converting waterfronts into residential areas

Major transformation of the urban structure

In the latter half of the 1900s and early 2000s, the key issue in the history of urban development in Europe has been the gradual disappearance of industrial cities. In … More

PORTUS 25 - June 2013
HELSINKI | Finland

Helsinki experiencing a period of growth: the Daughter of the Baltic Sea gazes out over the sea

Helsinki continues to grow and the City is building for the future at full speed. With former cargo harbours having moved from the city centre to the new harbour, the field is now open to ambitious new building … More

PORTUS 25 - June 2013

The Case of Copenhagen

The origins of the name of the Danish capital itself suggest the close connection between harbour and city. Copenhagen, in Danish originally Købmannehavn, later København, means the Harbour of Merchants. Today the same harbour is the focus of … More

PORTUS 25 - June 2013

Copenhagen Waterfront:
a status on the ongoing regeneration of the Harbour

The year is 2013. Take a boat ride through Copenhagen Harbour and experience this ancient, beautifully preserved city with its buildings dating back five centuries. You can almost read the chapters of the Harbour’s history from fortress and … More

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KØGE | Denmark

Køge is turning to face the sea

Køge is one of the medium-sized Danish towns having seized the historic chance: transforming centrally located harbour and industrial areas into a modern and sustainable urban district. For a town of 35,000 inhabitants, perspectives go beyond the mere … More

PORTUS 25 - June 2013
DUBLIN | Irland

Dublin Docklands 2013

Riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodious vicus of recirculation to Howth Castle and environs – from James Joyce, Finnegans Wake”


If … More

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