In recent years, pedestrianised streets have been turned into motorways in the Chinese metropolis Chongqing. Now the city council is returning the streets to pedestrians and cyclists, and has teamed up with a Danish urban planner.
From ladybirds to super-cycle lanes – energy and environment often play a key role when new buildings and urban districts are planned, designed and built. We have selected a range of examples from Denmark and abroad.
Superkilen is a kilometre-long park situated in the Nørrebro area just north of Copenhagen's city centre. Superkilen is home to more than 60 nationalities, and is considered to be one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighbourhoods in the Danish capital.
During the 1990s, Danish architecture increasingly focused on Neo-Modernism and issues surrounding sustainability. A good example of this is Terminal 3 at Copenhagen International Airport. Today these beliefs are still highly valued in Danish architecture.
A newly built day nursery north of Copenhagen invigorates the children with plenty of sunlight and fresh air. It is part of an international experiment to create buildings “that give more than they take”