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2008 – Climbing Copenhagen Sky _ Copenhagen Denmark



Program Rehabilitation of a Copenhagen district – Nd city
Place Nordhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Team Eric Cassar, Emilie Le Cavorzin, Juan Jesus Alfaro Reta, Ghada Chakroun, Christian Svetoslavov, Margaux Bordet
Owners Copenhagen town – competition – selection in an advancing phase

General Principles Spatial town district / Mixed programs / Indoor and outdoor public spaces with various atmospheres / connection with the sky, sea and town / Campaign into town / Environment respect / Wild Vegetal river / Sensitive areas.

The global idea is to create in Copenhagen a new landscape (new ground floor floating into space) in connection with elements and nature. The district plays with movement created by flow or natural elements. Those energies are captured and concentrated and then transformed to be reused (ecology) while generating new atmospheres, new space poetries…The 3 dimensional town we propose constructs itself around 4 main ideas : SOCIAL, PRAGMATIC, ECOLOGICAL and POETIC.

Copenhagen surface is rare and expensive, so we have to construct multi-storey buildings. But instead of creating, as usual, one public floor (ground floor) and several private spaces on the other floors, we want to create a district that spread in 3 dimensions. This town typology permits to increase density 1,6 to twice more compared to current town density. It is a good way to make profitable every Copenhagen ground surface. It also improves lifestyle with a public space surface that increases at least twice more than today.

The kind of town area we propose is not a break-up with the past, it tries to continue historical town plan while offering new kinds of public spaces. What has been done through years in urbanism (street urbanism) work usually well! What we propose now is to open the city. To open its perception, its ‘senses’ and the perception (visions) it offers to its users. We want to open the area into the third dimension, the height. This does not mean to create high building but to open the public space into the third dimension.


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