Rambøll Denmark A/S: Guldberg Byplads is the final result of a five year old urban renewal project in Copenhagen. The main idea was to cut off the traffic in the street and instead create an attractive open space, where people can meet, sit, talk, play and hang out during the day. Also, it has been a desire to create safer routes for the many children each day traveling to and from the local school.
The main concept of Guldberg Byplads is based on an analysis of how the users of the space move during the day and night. The different types of movement of the users have been transformed into a pattern on the surface of the space. The intention behind Guldberg Byplads was to create an attractive urban space in the center of densely built-up Nørrebro. Below the newly-planted trees, Spanish imported benches made out of tree are located. Furthermore a plinth made out of concrete, where you can sit in different heights and enjoy the view, has been designed especially for the location. A map of the neighborhood has been cast into the horizontal surface of the plinth.
To create the best possible conditions for urban life 24 hours a day, eleven new trees have been planted. The trees soften the urban space, creates niches and an improved microclimate. In the darker hours the space is lit up by bended, conically shaped light masts, which have been supplied with spotlights, which graze the tree leaves and project the leaves on the granite pavement.
Landscape Architect and Engineering: Rambøll Denmark A/S
Project name: Guldberg Byplads
Location: Nørrebro, Copenhagen
Realized: The 15th of june 2012
Area: 2000 m2
Client: The Municipality of Copenhagen