Ørestad is a major urban development scheme in Copenhagen (København). It is centrally located on the island of Amager – between the old city centre and Copenhagen’s international airport. The idea has been to establish a ‘city annex’, to attract national and international investors. Beside its central location the area owes its attractiveness to its high accessibility by different means of transportation, from all parts of the Øresund region, and its location right next to a major green area. The actual building process of this 3.1 million square metres development started at the end of the 1990s and is expected to take about 35 years.