New spectacular square in Copenhagen, promoting green transportation, climate change adaptation and biodiversity
Late August was the official opening of a new, major square at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Karen Blixens Plads.
The square has a unique undulating landscape with bicycle hills and plant beds. It is one of the largest public spaces in Copenhagen and has room for more than 2,000 parked bicycles, two-thirds of them in covered spaces inside the bicycle hills. In a soft transition, Karen Blixens Plads brings together the university's need for urban spaces and bicycle parking with the open landscape of the neigbouring common, promoting green transportation, climate change adaptation and biodiversity.