A 50cm barrier along any beach can radically change natural dynamics, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. In the case of Hvidovre beach, the grassy area is a former landfill so this simple element is solving a number of problems whilst opening new uses. VEGA collaborated with Karin Lorentzen, a super-interesting Danish artist that designed the concrete wall. The result is an interesting and playful landscape element and I'm reminded of the Catherine Mosbach's approach to form-finding - a little bit. Smuk!
The urban plaza in front of the golden Library and Cultural house in Copenhagen's Northwest Quarter wins Danish Landscape Architecture Award 2017. The project is conducted by Schønherr, COBE and TRANSFORM, with Grontmij as engineer, Malmos A/S as Developer with the municipality of Copenhagen as client.
On the 2nd of July, 2011 large areas of the city of Copenhagen were flooded. Copenhagen is on the front line of climate change, experiencing increasingly heavy rain events, as they are also on the leading edge of urban innovation with a vision of transforming their city into a sustainable, C02 neutral city by 2025. Ramboll and Atelier Dreiseitl have been invited to create a “Cloudburst Concretization Masterplan” ...
The location of Israel Square is rich in opportunities and stretches between two worlds: the bustling covered market where thousands of people pass every day and the lush H.C. Ørsteds Park, where the people of Copenhagen enjoy the green space in the middle of the city. Israel’s Square is placed on top of the historic ramparts, which used to surround the city of Copenhagen, and was in the 1970’s rebuilt into a parking lot with Northern Europe’s largest underground parking garage.
In the city of Bagsværd, North of Copenhagen, Novo Nordisk has erected its new corporate headquarter. The headquarter, which houses the company’s top management and 1.100 administrative staff, is located in a large, public park, designed by SLA Architects.
In 2011, together with Polyform Arkitekter, Karres en Brands won the international competition for the redesign of the museum garden of the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. The design, ‘SMK tilbage i Parken’ (SMK returns in the Park) connects the museum garden with the Østre Anlæg park, located on the city’s former fortifications. With this, the SMK will become naturally embedded in the park, by which it in fact revises the previous situation.
The plaza is laid out as a unifying urban space for Bavnehøj Arena, Bavnehøj Child Care Center and Bavnehøj Public Bath, as well as the local soccer fields. Traffic, parking and plaza are clearly separated in a way that makes movement in the area simple and natural whether you arrive by bike, on foot or by car.
The project consists of two main plazas, which extend across the water and are positioned with regards to sunlight and wind conditions. To the south, the pier allows for a flexible public space on the water with facilities to host events related to the creative industry.
Precise triangular grass slopes form the low pyramid like shapes of the rooftop park area complementing the edged design of the facades and at the same time constituting the transition to street level to the east.
As well as a being a new public space in the town of Lyngby, the plaza is the new face of the company BRFkredit. As such it is designed to be inviting, calm, and modern. It is furnished with elements that in scale correspond to the new HQ and the larger neighboring buildings.

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