Following the opening of its new subway, copenhagen will receive a new breed of public space: høje torv is a 3000m2 square on top of magasin du nord, a large department store facing kongens nytorv, in the heart of the city. the square is an oasis that will combine the benefits of space, air and unprecedented views with a highly urban program including outdoor cinema, a drop-off for cars and taxis, cycle routes, cafes and stages… The sequence of spaces is orchestrated as a cascade of squares that runs down the building all the way onto the sidewalks and neighbouring squares.
|Project||Square, Public space||Budget||3.900.000 EUR||Type||Invited competition|
|Size||3.000 m2||Client||Magasin Du Nord, Realadania Foundation, Copenhagen Municipality||Status||1st Prize, Completion 2005|
|Location||Copenhagen, Denmark||Team||PLOT, JDS, BIG, Birch & Krogboe A/S|
|Creative Authorship||Julien De Smedt, Bjarke Ingels||Project Leader||N/A||Project Team|