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Bio DiverCITY, Denmark design by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

16 Dec 2011

Sankt Kjelds Plads Copenhagen Master Plan


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Bio DiverCITY / Key Concepts 1

Two axes

To clarify the two axes: The streets are actually crowded by parked cars. This needs to be removed to increase the attractiveness of the area for pedestrians and cyclists. Moreover, the space occupied by cars will be transformed into green areas and pedestrian paths. Space for cars will be limited to one lane, with a separate lane for cycles.


Grown trees on the existing traffic circle are hiding the views, specifically for cyclists, but as well for all traffic users. We propose to allow more visibility, in order to see the orientation and different characteristics of the roads, which will help to identify the streets to users.

Bio DiverCITY

Varied activities will occur in the open spaces along each axis, and will provide an education of ecological and social living. These activities include several green social spaces, such as areas for playgrounds, art exhibitions, and picnics.

In addition, there are several organic gardens, in which participants of all ages will work together and learn about gardening. Gathered fruits, vegetables and flowers can be sold in organic shops on the open public courtyard. Compost material will be used as fertilizer for the garden. This educational system will encourage people to appreciate the value of local gardening techniques.

New Construction

Side A and B are reorganized to improve the neighbourhood lifestyle. Added programmatic elements include a sports center and kindergarten, as well as apartments, offices, and commerce areas. All apartments with balconies and terraces are orientated to the south, while the office area is situated in the north of site A. The commerce area exists on a single floor. Depending on the needs, this surface can be expanded to multiple floors. The kindergarten is located in the middle of the open courtyard.

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Sankt Kjelds Plads Copenhagen – Building Information

Project Name: BIO DIVERCITY – Sankt Kjelds Plads Master Planning
City and Country: Copenhagen, Denmark
Competition Official Site:
Client: Copenhagen City
Type of Competition: Open International Competition
Program: Use of dwellings, Offices, Commercial, Kinder Garden, Indoor Sports and Landscape
Building Surface (Project): Total Net Floor Area : 30,000m²
STUDY SITE: Approx. 100 ha
SITE OF PROJECT: Approx. 0.5/8 ha
Result (Dec 2011): Competition Entry
Competition entry submission: Jun 2011

Competition Team

Designers: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Yves BACHMANN
Landscape Architect: Bassinet Turquin Paysage
Environmental Engineer: Øyvind VESSIA
Perspectives: Sebastien Rageul
Architects: Ikbal BOUAITA

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Location: Sankt Kjelds Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark

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