Urban Revitalization Superkilen
Superkilen is a heterogenous site-collage in a dense, centrally located neighborhood in Copenhagen. To enhance the diverse characters within the site, a black square, a red square and a green park was created. The design reattributes motifs from garden-history. In the garden, the translocation of an ideal, the reproduction of a another place, such as a far off landscape, is a common theme through time. Where the historic Chinese garden features miniature rock formations of famous mountain ranges, the Japanese zen garden abstracts the sea into waves of gravel. The historic gardens in Florence or Versaille are loaden with allegorical depictions and the historic English landscape garden showcases replications of Greek ruins. A contemporary, an urban version of a universal garden. Familiar, yet surprising.
by Topotek1, BIG and Superflex