Islands Brygge / Copenhagen

Children participate in discussion about an open space at Islands Brygge

What Involving children in the local debate through an architectural workshop
Copenhagen / Islands Brygge 
 2018 / June
Team Julie and Charlotte

How should the empty urban space in Havneparken at Islands Brygge look like if children were to decide?

The local Council has given the children a voice in the debate through an architectural workshop in collaboration with All About A and the local Council. The tendency is clear: Smaller zones for relaxing, movement, and water in a human scale.

The large open space at Islands Brygge has for some time been at the center of attention. The space also known as Bryggens Plads has a unique location directly facing the waterfront. The school class 5.Y. from Islands Brygge School was given the task and have spent three days analysing the space and adding form to their ideas into in scale 1:50 and 1:10. Finally, they passed on their visions assisted by the architects from All About A.

Their work resulted in an exhibition, which was opened on June 25th 2018 by the member of the City Council Klaus Mygind together with Susse Suhr from the Local Council, About A as well as the students from 5.Y. The visions of the students will now be handed over to the Local Council for use in the further discussion about the future of the Bryggens Square.

The project was supported financially by the Local Council as well as ‘Genbruggen’.

Photo Charlotte Carstensen