Climate Adapted Neighborhood / Tredje Natur | ArchDaily
August 26, 2012 Leave a comment
This project for a neighborhood in Copenhagen by Tredje Natur is Landscape Urbanism done right; it creates usable green space and manages stormwater without breaking up the existing urban fabric. I also really like their plan images and diagrams (honestly not wild about their renderings; their really well done but quite dark, and I don’t think it gives the message that this is a new, fun green space to enjoy), so I’m going to be showing a lot of them.
The plan mainly consists of three squares and the streets that link them. By expanding green infrastructure through these areas, the neighborhood can better manage stormwater and will create a green network that will connect it all the way to the harbor.
The central square is Sankt Kjelds Square.
Among others, one major intervention is that this flat site will be given some topography, enough that the surface area of the site will be more than doubled.
The plans go through step-by-step diagrams like this one below, which I love, to explain further interventions.
Although I certainly have a beef with some of the doctrine and even the works of the Landscape Urbanists, this is one project that I wouldn’t want to argue against. Not only does it achieve environmental goals without disrupting the social fabric of the neighborhood, but it looks good while doing it.