Multi-Cultural Community

A new kilometer-long park in Copenhagen’s most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhood reflects the population surrounding it, while interacting with and integrating its people as well. Architecture firm BIG worked with landscape architects Topotek1 and artist collective Superflex to conceive of a public space that gives the community what they asked for – via suggestion boxes, and public meetings throughout the process. The resulting design is a playful expanse that incorporates design elements from the various cultures – benches from Brazil, a Thai boxing ring, a slide from Chernobyl, and a set of swings from Iraq live harmoniously with Belgian benches, a Norwegian bike rack and a Moroccan fountain.