Superkilen and The Red Square in Copenhagen

15 Feb
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Superkilen, a multicultural section of Copenhagen in the northwest part of the city has recently finished its new Red Square; a park and playground that is actually painted all shades of red. To reflect the many cultures in the community, the park is furnished with elements such as benches, trees, signage, and other furnishings all imported from 57 different countries.

Designed by Superflex, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and TOPOTEK1, the urban park occupies a long stretch containing a green and a black area in addition to the red zone. Each section facilitates different activities.

Very cool and fun.

Photos courtesy of the architects, classiccopenhagen’s flickr, and Drumstik1’s flickr

via a+t magazine

4 Responses to “Superkilen and The Red Square in Copenhagen”

  1. Chris February 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I wonder how slippery those bicycle lanes get in the wet though.. that’s a lot of paint. Nonetheless, great design, just doesn’t look as functional as it could be

  2. Kristian Kornum February 16, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    Horribly slippery and dangerous! They will have to redo it somehow.

    It certainly looks great in the aerial photo, but seems very chaotic on ground level, and not very ‘pretty’.

    Some basket courts, hockey rings, or similar would have been more useful, as they are highly sought in CPH.

    Seems a bit too much like an architectural rampage than anything useful…

  3. olivier February 17, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    So that’s design and architecture nowadays… it doesn’t matter what added value you offer to the user(s). It just matters how many times it gets published and how cool it looks on photos.

    Once the trend effect will be gone, the red paint will be worn out too, so no one will remember who paid how much to get what.

  4. karen ho fatt February 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Red unfortunately that is one color generally that fades very fast!

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