How does Israel Square in Copenhagen
• How does Israel Square in Copenhagen
The history of Israel Square, designed by COBE studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, reflects the history of the city itself. This is now the central area was once the outskirts of the place where the ring to pass through the protective defenses of the capital. With the gradual growth of the city there arose a lively market square, which existed until the 50s, when it was turned into a lifeless parking.
The new area is raised above the existing street level - it hangs over a variety of vehicles that had previously dominated this space, and now hidden in the underground parking. Machines were literally swept under the carpet of the new city.
The area also serves as a transition between two worlds - the city and the neighboring park. The landscape character of the park continues on the area in the form of organic inclusions live trees and rounded shapes that violate strict rectilinear contours. The new urban space functions as a large playground and a place for different kinds of activities, including sports. There is also a green oasis next to a nearby school, and wide area for ball games, designed in the form of rounded recesses. The concept of a new area of Israel is to be reminded of the importance and history of the place and at the same time to revive it, turning it into a public space for people of all ages, where you can practice various activities - leisure, sports, conduct cultural and social events.
Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj COAST Studio