The goal is to ensure that Amager Bakke will become an eventful recreational public space with a strong aesthetic and sensuous city nature that gives value for all Copenhageners - all year round.
To solve these challenges, SLA and BIG are working with a wide range of nature-based design solutions, testing different types of vegetation and materials on top of the roof in 1:1 experiments.
“The idea of our project, THE SOUL OF NØRREBRO, is to create a project that improves the quality of life for the entire Inner Nørrebro.
Our solution is based on creating a robust city nature that both solves the specific problem of handling torrential rain to avoid flooding, while at the same time creating a new and coherent series of urban spaces that offer stronger social community, greener and more natural experiences and new, creative opportunities for all Copenhageners,” says Stig L. The project was designed by SLA as the head of an inter-Scandinavian team which also includes Ramboll (technical lead), Arki_Lab, Social Action, Gadeidræt, Aydin Soei and Saunders Architecture, and has been selected between more than 145 entries from all six Nordic countries, According to plan, THE SOUL OF NØRREBRO will start construction in 2019 and will be finished in 2022.
Read more and see the full presentation here: 11/10/2016 How do you create a green and attractive landscape on top of a 85 meters high waste-to-energy plant?
That is the challenge SLA is facing on one of the most complicated landscape architectural projects in the world: The urban ski slope on top of Amager Bakke in Copenhagen.
– Scandinavia's largest and most prestigious architecture competition.
We are honored and proud to announce that our proposal for the climate adaption of Hans Tavsens Park and Korsgade ‘THE SOUL OF NØRREBRO’ has won Scandinavia’s biggest and most ambitious architecture competition regarding sustainable urban development, Our proposal shows the way forward for using nature to create better and more livable cities by using nature-based design solutions to solve a wide range of urban challenges while also creating new amenity values, cultural innovation and social communities in Copenhagen.
Together with our Torggate-neighbors Haptic and wood experts Oslotre AS we have created a modern, livable part of town, blending in with Drøbak’s well-preserved historic wooden houses.
The project proposes three large wooden houses with a mix of residential and commercial uses, and an underground car park, allowing public gardens and private court yards to flourish between the buildings.
The project is done in close collaboration with BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and will include specially designed nature, hiking trails, vantage points and 500+ meters of ski slopes.
The landscape project is without previous references: The steep slope of the roof puts great demands on the construction of the landscape, and the complicated wind and weather conditions 85 meters up in the air create difficult living conditions for trees and plants.