Across Denmark, dated city and harbour areas are transformed into new and vibrant residential- and business neighbourhoods. Cities flourish, benefitting both inhabitants, tourists and corporations, with renewed vitality. Aarhus is no exception with its large and spectacular construction projects – especially in the port area.
The underground in the port of Aarhus and in the city centre differ from most other cities, because of plastic clay deposits. Plastic clay is to some extent unpredictable, with its relatively unfavourable strength- and deformation properties, due to its unique ability to absorb and give off water. The clay is therefore able to deform and even rise foundations and floor structures.
Plastic clay also presents challenges in other cities in Denmark. In the eastern part of Jutland and western part of Funen, cities like Skive, Randers, Vejle, Middelfart and Fredericia have similar challenges due to the plastic clay.
The Lighthouse* project was designed as a 142-meter tall tower, which would make it the tallest building in Denmark.
Did you know that plastic clay is a very tricky soil to build on? Plastic clay has an ability to absorb and give off water, which means that the clay can shrink and swell.
Did you know that Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in Denmark? The borough was granted a municipal charter in 1441, but can be traced back as early as the middle of the 8th century.
In the summer of 2014, Geo performed a 120-meter record deep CPT study in the port of Aarhus. This is the deepest CPT, Geo has ever performed, in one stroke.
Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark. Aarhus is located on the east coast of Jutland.
Construction in Aarhus is booming and Geo is involved in most of the construction projects in both the port of Aarhus and the centre of Aarhus. Intelligent foundation designs are in demand, in order to minimise risk and cost.
‘AARhus’, designed by BIG, is one of the other high profiled buildings in ‘De Bynære Havnearealer’. Geo performs geotechnical and environmental investigations, as well as consultancy and foundation design concerning plastic clay.
Havneholmen, a residential building under construction, will contain some 400 rental flats. Geo has performed geotechnical and environmental investigations and is consultant for the construction in regards to foundation design, execution and dewatering.
For Isbjerget, another signature project in the harbour, Geo also performed site investigations, as well as consultancy on foundation design and dewatering.
Furthermore, Geo has been involved in other significant construction projects in Aarhus, among others are Z-huset, SHiP, Kvarterspladsen, Pakhusene, Frederiks Plads and Ceres.