Visualisation contract for the land-based Femern Belt Danish Rail link
DISSING+WEITLING architecture has entered into an agreement with the Danish Public Transport Authority to illustrate the effects and consequences of upgrading the rail link between Ringsted and the hook-up with the planned fixed link across Femern Belt to Germany. DISSING+WEITLING will carry out this work in collaboration with Rambøll.
The project is part of the Femern Belt treaty between Germany and Denmark: affected parts of the Danish rail and road networks will be upgraded in connection with the establishment of a fixed link between the two countries. The upgrade includes electrifying the rail service between Ringsted and hook-up with the fixed link; increasing capacity on the Øresundsbanen rail link to Malmø, Sweden; reconstructing existing bridges and tunnels; and building various new overtaking stations and rail-carrying bridges.
The project will be presented for public consultation in 2011 and debated and decided politically in the course of 2012. It will be DISSING+WEITLING’s task to ensure the best possible visual basis for the decision-making process.
Steen Savery Trojaborg, DISSING+WEITLING partner, explains: “It is a technically complex visualisation task in which we at DISSING+WEITLING will be able to draw on our experience of designing and creating visualisations of bridges and other infrastructural projects.”
The visualisations will primarily comprise so-called photo matches: realistic visualisations of the project constructed on the basis of aerial and terrain photographs as well as 3D terrain and project models. Plans, cross-section diagrams and pure 3D visualisations will also be included in the presentation material.
FactsVisualisation of Femern Belt, Danish railway land works
Client: Danish Public Transport Authority
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
In collaboration with: Rambøll