Superkilen is a heterogenous site-collage in a dense, centrally located neighborhood in Copenhagen. The culturally diverse quarter is revitalized using open space as a physical framework. The Red Square, the Black Market and the Green Park create a matrix dialogue within the realities of Superkilen. An essential motif from garden-history is the translocation of an ideal, the reproduction of a far off landscape. In Superkilen this theme finds a contemporary urban form: a global, universal garden. Furthermore, the transfer of significant elements from other places and cultures reflects the multi-ethnic structure of the neighborhood and activates the design principle of multiplicity. The furnishing of Superkilen which is developed from an international catalogue of urban design elements, projects a diversity and international personality onto the matrix of the versatile neighborhood park. Through months of workshops and civic participation the creativity and fantasy of the quarter has been mobilized. In the process of cultural transfer, the objects become ambassadors of a worldwide urban culture in times of global information and communication exchange.
BIG Bjarke Ingels: Architects
Superflex Jakob Fenger: Artist
|Client||CITY OF COPENHAGEN, REALDANIA FOUNDATION|
|Localització||NØRREBROGADE, 2200 KØBENHAVN, KØBENHAVN N, DENMARK, 2200 København, Heimdalsgade, Dinamarca|