The City Circle Line

Handmade brick underground

More than 50,000 handmade Petersen Tegl bricks adorn the concrete walls of four of the 17 stations on Copenhagen’s new City Circle Metro Line. 

Danish history was made when the City Circle Metro Line – the largest civil engineering project in Copenhagen in 400 years – was inaugurated in September this year. The 17 new stations make passenger transport around the capital faster than ever, and local people have welcomed the new line enthusiastically. Although designed according to the same principles as the first Metro stations from 2002 – large, open spaces and daylight filtered all the way from street level down to the platforms – they also have an added twist. Each new station has a distinct look, making them varied, beautiful and easily identifiable. They also reflect the character and colours of the surrounding neighbourhoods above ground. Four of the stations are decorated with handmade, rustic brick, which provides an interesting contrast to the otherwise minimalist design. The bricks are mounted on a suspension system made by Fisher A/S.

Photographer: Anders Sune Berg