Recreational green-blue area to climate-proof neighbourhood
The climate adaption project in Vorup, Denmark, resolves the town's current and future climate challenges by converting the neighbouring nature area, Storkeengen (Stork Meadow), into a public nature park. The Vorup neighbourhood is a low-lying area in Randers near the river Gudenåen (the longest river in Denmark). This makes the area further vulnerable to extreme rain events and flooding from the river.
The project has received DKK 3 million from the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, and will unite climate adaptation and recreational value in the new green-blue area. At Storkeengen, visible technical wastewater solutions are combined with recreational activities and nature dissemination, increasing the area's accessibility and bringing new nature experiences right into the heart of the town.
Storkeengen is the first step in the far-reaching urban development project, “City to the Water”.