BLOX – BRYGHUSGRUNDEN

KØBENHAVN, DK

Area

6.000 m2

Client

Realdania Byg

Contract Period

2008-2018

Collaboration with

OMA, Realdania, DUCKS SCENO, Ove Arup & Partners, COWI

BLOX – BRYGHUSGRUNDEN

Around the cultural institution BLOX by the Copenhagen waterfront, which is home to the Danish Architectural Center, Kragh&Berglund have created a square for the international architectural studio OMA. At this intersection of city and harbor, Kragh&Berglund have created a living and diverse space surrounded by the contrast of new constructions, the raw waterfront, and old historical buildings. The new square thus provides an authentic experience of old and new and creates a meeting place between different spaces and people.

SPACE FOR CITY KIDS

The square is based on the ideals associated with an active urban lifestyle and social spaces in the city and creates continuity between the building’s inner and outer functions. The result is a cohesive and recreational space in the city that welcomes the area’s diverse user groups. The square emphasizes free play, movement, and community by creating a fun space for children as well as adults, tourists as well as locals.

TESTIMONIAL

“The playground at BLOX has the same spirit of innovation as the building itself. The details are well thought-out, and I look forward to seeing both Den Classenske Skole and the institution Vartov, as well as all the children of Copenhagen exploring the city’s newest playground. This different approach towards the creation of playgrounds will provide good opportunities for free play and relaxation for children of all ages.”

Jesper Christensen, Child and Youth Mayor