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Bryggervangen and Sankt Kjeld's Square

The proposal gives Bryggervangen and Sankt Kjeld's Square a strong identity as the city’s landmark for bluegreen climate adaptation. The project defines a distinctive urban nature of Copenhagen, that learns from characteristic biotopes in Copenhagen such as Utterslev Mose, Kongelunden and Amager Fælled and uses their processes in a rational and aesthetic way.

The result is an urban nature that is aesthetic and functional, biodiverse and sustainable, green and blue, climate adaptable, and creates a sense of community. An urban nature, which gives the Copenhageners a strong aesthetic feeling of nature right on their doorstep.


The project won the prestigious award 'Årets Arne 2020' by The Danish Association of Architects.

Service Landscape and urban space design
Location Østerbro, Copenhagen - Denmark
Type Competition
Client The City of Copenhagen
Design period 2015
Realization 2016-2019
Area 34,900 m2
Partners NIRAS, HOFOR, Viatrafik, Jens Rørbech and Ebbe Dalsgaard

Bryggervangen and Sankt Kjeld's Square centers around climate adaptation. But the project is also about the extra benefits we get from climate adaptation: The blue, the green, the health, the active and the social. In short: All what makes life in the city worth living.