Not So Square

Karen Blixens Plads is one of the largest public spaces in Copenhagen, and it’s bicycle parking heaven.

The 20 000-square-metre combined public square and university plaza has an undulating terrain of small hills, which contain high-capacity bicycle parking with room for 2000 bikes. The project was designed by COBE in close collaboration with EKJ Consulting Engineers.

Park vibes

“All in all, we have created a unique space based on three main principles: improving the connection between landscape and urban space, integrating optimal green spaces with a large capacity for bicycle parking and creating a space that offers good social meeting places and learning environments,” says COBE’s founder, Dan Stubbergaard.

Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST