Hanstholm, Denmark, Europe
 
 
Year1966latitude: 57° 6'
longitude: 8° 37'
Period1966-1970
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Scherning Dybbro
Knud Haastrup
Design organization
Inhabitants5,850 (2004)
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
After the second world war, the Danish state adressed a long-held dream: a harbour at Hanstholm on the west coast of North Jutland. Construction was finally completed with great difficulty in 1970. A whole new town was built simultaneously. Central facilities were grouped in an area outside the harbour, protected north- and westwards by a huge plantation established just after the occupation to cover the great bunkers. A path running east from the town centre serves cyclists and pedestrians; ringroads south and north serve motor traffic. To the east, taking advantage of the area's west winds, are industrial parks. Houses are low-rise in a variety of designs. Fishing industry got supplied by a holiday centre in 1970.

source: Olaf Lind, Jutland Architecture Guide

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