Ørestad is a developing city area in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the island of Amager. It is expected that 100,000 people will live in Ørestad, 20,000 will study, and 80,000 people will be employed in the area. The area is being developed using the new town concept with the Copenhagen Metro as the primary public transport grid, connecting the area with the rest of Metropolitan Copenhagen.
Ørestad is noted for its attractive location and excellent infrastructure, which apart from the metro includes Oresund Railway and the Copenhagen Airport as well as the Øresund Bridge close by. The regional Oresundtrains go to Copenhagen Airport in 6 minutes, to Copenhagen Central Station in 7 minutes, and in 29 minutes to the Central Station in Malmö, Sweden's third largest city. Ørestad has once been referred to as "the largest crossroads in Scandinavia".
Ørestad is divided into four districts: Ørestad Nord, Amager Fælled kvarteret, Ørestad City and Ørestad Syd. Among the most notable institutions located in Ørestad are the DR Village, the headquarters of the national Danish broadcaster DR, Copenhagen Concert Hall designed by Jean Nouvel, Field's, the largest shopping mall in Denmark, and Bella Center, the largest exhibition and conference center in Scandinavia, with Bella Sky Hotel, the largest hotel in Scandinavia.
Ørestad es un área metropolitana en desarrollo a unos siete kilómetros del centro Copenhague. Se espera que 100.000 personas vivan en Ørestad, de las cuales 20.000 serán estudiantes, y 80.000 personas que trabajarían y vivirían en la zona. El área está siendo desarrollada utilizando el concepto de nueva ciudad con un metro elevado que conecta la zona con el resto del área metropolitana de Copenhague. Ørestad se destaca por su atractiva ubicación y excelente infraestructura, Ørestad ha sido definida como "el mayor cruce de caminos en los países escandinavos".