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Old November 30th, 2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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PROJECT | Europaplads 16 | 57 m | 16 fl | Pro

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The property developers Claes Remien, Peter Andersen and Flemming Rasmussen is planning a new highrise at Europaplads 16 next to the new main library of Aarhus currently under construction. The existing building at Europaplads 16 was built in ? and it will either be demolished completely or the steel structure will be reused for the new highrise. The architects on the project are Aarhus Arkitekterne.

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I fremtiden vil det nye Europaplads sammen med det nye multimediehus blive et af de vigtigste rum i byen, og med beliggenheden tæt ved cityområdet og åens udløb vil det igen komme til at udgøre et centralt bindeled mellem byen og bugten.
The new highrise will be 57 meters high with a total of 16 floors. It is expected to be completed in 2014. Though there is currently no tenants, which will either kill or severely delay the project.



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Old November 30th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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Couldn't the owner of the hotel on the right hand side of the proposed highrise modernize the facade . It is so ugly. The aerea could be really nice with hotel Atlantic renovated next to the river, new main libary and the new highrise. Anybody knows if It is gonna be renovated any time soon?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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I was just starting to believe that this highrise would never be realized, but fortunately a public hearing has beeen initiated.

I would invite all in favor of the highrise to send a comment to aahus municipality. I will indeed do so today

From Aarhus.dk:

Forudgående offentlig høring
(09.05.12 - 30.05.12)

Link to the public hearing folder:

http://lokalplanerweb.aarhuskommune....an.aspx?id=986
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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I would invite all in favor of the highrise to send a comment to aahus municipality.
I second that
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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The public hearing brings a new visualization of the highrise:



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I would invite all in favor of the highrise to send a comment to aahus municipality. I will indeed do so today
You are aware that your personal approval or for that sake dislike of the highrise has no influence on the municipality's decision, right?
The local plan process does not function like a democratic vote. I think it is dangerous to encourage people to send in comments based entirely on their personal viewpoint regarding a sepcific building project, which they are not neighbours of.
It is dangerous because it creates a precedent where also people that dislikes the project and are not neighbours can make their personal opinions heard making the whole process unprofessional. It then becomes a contest of popularity instead of adhering to the regulations that govern construction. In fact the official highrise politic in Aarhus allows for highrise construction on the very spot, so there is no reason at all to send in positive comments, because it will be approved. The project can of course change based on valid arguments like those made by the industries on the harbour with large polluting chimneys, which meant the ventilation in the Værkmestergade highrise were changed from the upper 25th floor to a much lower floor. Something the architect's had not taken into consideration.

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Old May 10th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #6
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I don't agree with you at all. I am aware that the official highrise politic in Aarhus allows for highrise construction on that spot, but It is always important to state your opinion in these matters IMO. There are so many nimbies in denmark, so it is very important to show the city council and developers/contractors, that 'where there's a will there's a way'. Even though a project intirely depends on the municipality's decision, there is always a chance that it can change based on valid arguments (..as you mentioned).

Every time a new major construction project is published, it is always the nimbies, who are heard in the media. I belive, that It is very important that the city council and developers/contractors are aware of all the positive voices in the city.

I have, for many years now, supported the major buildingprojects in Aarhus and has, in that respect, since been contacted by several developers, who wanted to thank me for my positive support concerning their specific projects...so your opinion matters, now and for future projects.

...I would also invite all in favor of the highrise to send a comment to Aarhus municipality...let them know your opinion...and help to make it easier for future projects in Aarhus
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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Jyllands Posten withdraw their plans of moving in the new building

http://jp.dk/aarhus/erhverv/article2787586.ece

The project is not dead despite the lack of potential renters
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Jyllands Posten withdraw their plans of moving in the new building
The project is not dead despite the lack of potential renters
Rather disappointing though.
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Jyllands Posten withdraw their plans of moving in the new building
The project is not dead despite the lack of potential renters
Rather disappointing though!

Hope they will find some other tenants!

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Old May 26th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #10
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The probability of this highrise being built just went from good to bad. Furthermore the local plan was just sent to public hearing so this comes as a complete surprise.

It will be interesting to see where JP is going to relocate now. The positive aspect of today's news is that they still have plans for relocating.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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Actually, I don't think this is a surprise at all. This was an obvious high-risk target and is surely the reason they have not found other tenants. Now they can start over again and get the right tenants in the building although there still appear to be a so-called "economic crisis" in Denmark.

This is, of course, a step backwards, but it is a correct and sensible setback IMO.

JP should relocate to a new and safe building outside the city center
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 11:45 AM   #12
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Work starts today on the new flood sluse and pump system at the mouth of the Aarhus river by Europa Plads.
Next year the final section of the river will opened.


http://www.realdania.dk/Presse/Nyhed...er_020113.aspx

http://www.aarhus.dk/~/media/Dokumen...ing-sluse.ashx


[IMG]http://i49.************/5bcqkj.jpg[/IMG]

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Old May 1st, 2013, 12:26 PM   #13
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Maybe this project is now comming closer to be realized.

At least, the "Lokalplan 962" has been moved from "Sager under vurdering" to "Igangværende lokalplansager" and the dates in the timeline have been updated.

Today, 1st of May 2013, the preparation work of the lokalplan will be started.

Indeed good news
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Old May 1st, 2013, 07:01 PM   #14
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That's great news. I had hoped that it would be just a tad higher, but still. The question is then who the renters of this building is going to be now that JP has decided not to relocate?
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Apparently the project is not dead yet. The planing milestones have just been updated at aarhus.dk:

Tidslinje

Byrådets 1. behandling (11.06.14)

Lokalplanforslaget er offentligt fremlagt i mindst 8 uger, hvor interesserede kan indsende deres bemærkninger til forslaget. Lokalplanforslagets offentlige fremlæggelse (25.06.14 - 20.08.14)

Byrådets endelige vedtagelse af lokalplanforslaget. Byrådets 2. behandling (15.10.14)

Anybody knows who the investor is?
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Old March 27th, 2014, 11:19 PM   #16
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unfortunately, I don't think you should put too much faith into those dates: once in a while, like every second month or so, the dates are updated. The date for 1. Behandling has been postponed several times throughout the last 10 months. I think the administration just use a 'Best guess' approach... 😰

(I have been disappointed more than once)
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I thought this project was stone dead in the water, but suddenly, after almost three years of silence, it finally seems to come alive again. According to the summary from the last meeting in Teknisk Udvalg, a draft local plan 962 will be presented during May.

http://www.aarhus.dk/~/media/eDoc/1/...1587-1-pdf.pdf (p. 3)

Of course, a local plan is no assurance that the project will be realized, but I guess the municipality doesn't prepare a local plan for a project unless it believes in it. I think there's room for some optimism about this project.

There are several renderings of the 57 meter highrise from Aarhus Arkitekterne:







http://www.aa-a.dk/Projekter/?Nav=Pr...=567&p=1&page=

The existing building between Havnehuset and Hotel Atlantic - where Aarhus Arkitekterne currently resides - will be demolished.



The builder Ckaus Remien was very positive back in 2011, when the plan was revealed:

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"Denne beliggenhed er helt unik og bynær. Hvis man ikke udviklede dette område, ville det svare til, at Nyhavn ikke var udviklet ved det nye skuespilhus i København," siger Claes Remien.
http://jyllands-posten.dk/aarhus/erh...%C3%A5+havnen/

Originally it was the plan that Jyllands-Posten and Ekstra Bladets local editorial office should move to the new highrise, but those plans were abandoned, some say because the neighbors on the waterfront were not happy about the new residents due to the terror threat:

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Bankdirektør Esben Kjeldsen: "At få Jyllands Posten helt ind i midt af Aarhus C vil være utroligt uheldigt i forhold til den terrorrisiko, avisen udgør ..."
http://journalisten.dk/node/21074

I think the public hearing folder from 2012 is the most recent news we have about the project:

http://lokalplanerweb.aarhuskommune....t.aspx?id=1969

Hopefully we'll soon hear more.
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I remember, the developer said, they would start the project, when the work on the lightrail is completet in that area...and it will be soon, so let's hope 2015 will be the year for construction start
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Of course, a local plan is no assurance that the project will be realized, but I guess the municipality doesn't prepare a local plan for a project unless it believes in it. I think there's room for some optimism about this project.
Do you have any odds on a construction start, based on that?

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The builder Ckaus Remien was very positive back in 2011, when the plan was revealed:

Originally it was the plan that Jyllands-Posten and Ekstra Bladets local editorial office should move to the new highrise, but those plans were abandoned, some say because the neighbors on the waterfront were not happy about the new residents due to the terror threat:
If they made it into apartments then it would be very easy to sell, if JP can't live there, who then?
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I remember, the developer said, they would start the project, when the work on the lightrail is completet in that area...and it will be soon,
The developer mentioned a year? Or does he think there is a connection to the lightrail project? Urban media Space is a more obvious connection?
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