SKOVLUNDE, BYMIDTE, COPENHAGEN

Competition          Highly Commended
Architect               John Pardy Architects
Client                    Ballerup Kommune
Urban Designer    AR Urbanism
Status                   Unbuilt
 

VISION   ExA were part of a multidisciplinary team invited to submit a competition entry for a mixed use masterplan in Skovlunde, Copenhagen.  The vision for the site was to introduce a new type of nature to urban living. A nature that combined the wildness with contemporary living.

GREEN FABRIC   Trees refused to adhere to the confines of the urban grid and instead spread though the site (and up buildings) in a series of organic green pods.  The pods (either play pod/food production pod/beer drinking pod) enable a number of landscape functions to be integrated into the landscape which addressed the immediate use, whether commercial or residential.  The main dividing road which bisected the site was re-dressed as a spatial ‘zipper’, which used decreasing distances between trees to build anticipation and drama on the approach to the main pedestrian crossing.