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Boasting a resplendent topography, Karen Blixens Plads in Copenhagen is both a 20,000-squaremetre public space and a parking lot large enough for 2,000 bicycles. Architect Dan Stubbergaard of local firm Cobe achieved this feat by stacking one program element on top of the other. On the surface, the square is an undulating landscape, half hardscrabble, half green, and perfect for bike rides or summertime strolls. But in key locations, the space is punctuated with whimsical circles to reveal semi-submerged parking lots beneath the artificial mounds. Karen Blixens Plads is a climate park, too: During heavy storms, when nobody’s biking anyway, the storage will become a massive rainwater collector.

Team Dan Stubbergaard (Cobe) with Peter Droob (EKJ), Rolf Carlsen (CN3), Jacob Møller Madsen (M.J. Eriksson), Esben Misfeldt (NCC Denmark) and Per Jørgen Jørgensen (Vind-Vind)

People’s Choice: Landscape Architecture
AZ Awards 2021 Finalist: Karen Blixens Plads

Boasting a resplendent topography, Karen Blixens Plads in Copenhagen is both a 20,000-squaremetre public space and a parking lot large enough for 2,000 bicycles.

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2014
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