Israel’s Square by COBE

Israels Plads

Israels Plads“Israel’s Square in Copenhagen has been undergoing a renovation since we won the competition in 2008. Now the new square is completed” from the architects.
Israels PladsIsraels Plads is a large public area in the center of Copenhagen, situated in the area between the station Nørreport and The Lakes, with a bustling covered market and close to Ørsteds Park and the Botanical Gardens.
Israels PladsThe goal was to integrate these realities transforming a car park and play area a contemporary urban space, flexible and a unifying place one of the most popular historic areas of Copenhagen.
Israels Plads“The new Israel’s Square consists of a folded surface floating above the ground – like a flying carpet. The square, or surface, hovers between two worlds: the city and the neighboring Ørsted Park” COBE.
Israels PladsThe idea of a giant flying carpet that sits in the center of the square, ridifenendo defining its contours and soft waves that can accommodate functions and sports and leisure activities, not only upgrading a space but helps to strengthen the sense of community in the city of Copenhagen .
Israels Plads“The park wanders into the square as a series of cut-outs on this surface, and folds are placed towards east and west to create sitting areas. Different features and facilities are created on the surface, inviting visitors to stay.
Israels PladsFor example, niches with bench formations under the tree crowns, a lowered green playground area close to N. Zahle’s School, areas for ball games and play and a trickling waterfall.” in the description of the COBE.
Israels PladsLocation: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architects: COBE
Project Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Caroline Nagel, Morten Emil Engel, Therese Wallstrøm, Jens Wagner, Tobias Mürsch, Christian Sander
Collaborators: Sweco Architect, Niras, professor Morten Stræde
Size: 12.500 m2
Status: 1st prize in competition 2008, construction start 2013, completion 2014
Client: City of Copenhagen
Photographs: Source by COBE
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