TINGBJERG URBAN SQUARE

Tingbjerg, DK

Area

3.600 m2

Client

Copenhagen Municipality

Contract Period

2015-2017

Collaboration with

COBE

Award

Brolægger Prisen 2018

TINGBJERG URBAN SQUARE

Tingbjergs Culture House and Library is located in the important cultural environment in the district created by architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen and landscape architect C.Th.Sørensen in the 1950s. The new culture house is a new distinctive landmark for Tingbjerg and is intended to promote cohesion and community in the area. Kragh&Berglund’s square around the building is rooted in a similar set of aspirations. It can host informal activities as well as market days and other large-scale cultural events.

A NEW PLACE WITH A LONG HISTORY

Kragh&Berglund has taken into consideration the area’s unique context and history and meticulously added green elements. This gives the the residents of Tingbjerg a possibility to experience the changing of seasons and the growing of the trees. The landscape was designed with the participation of the users to ensure the kind of local anchoring that the district needs and which helps create a space for the users to take pride in and use for informal meetings.

TESTIMONIAL

“Kragh & Berglund has succeeded in creating an urban space that has a clear identity and goes into refined dialogue with buildings and landscape. They re-used for example the original cobblestone pavement to create a new urban space with its own identity. They have carried on the area’s cultural milieu and heritage, and created a welcoming urban space, that can strengthen neighborhood and cohesion.”

Claus Johnsen

From the Danish Pavement Guild about Kragh & Berglund winning the Brolæggerprisen “Pavement price 2018” for the square around Tingbjerg Culture House & Library