HAPPENING NOW

Temporary Town Hall Square

Come meet us at Frederiksberg City Hall

What’s the future for the large square behind Frederiksberg City Hall? We were commissioned by the City of Frederiksberg to design a temporary urban space that explores potential future uses for the existing parking lot. Join the many fun activities that takes place here throughout the month of July! Between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday 11th and Wednesday 22nd we invite you to explore virtual reality tours of different design options for the square. Drop by the square and give us your input, we look forward to seeing you there. You will get your own disposable cardboard VR glasses for safe viewing! 

See full program here

AUGUST 2020

Why we LOVE the EU

Improving sustainability in 100 cities via Tech Match

BLOXHUB and Fundingbox have recruited us for Tech Match. The idea behind the Realdania-funded programme is to couple a Danish SME with a European Union tech startup to develop innovative solutions for existing business challenges that can be solved through technology. Our proposed solution will help us to improve sustainability in 100 cities by 2030. We are looking forward to working with Heptasense of Lisbon in Portugal to train algorithms and drones to detect challenges to urban quality in cities. We are ready for R&D kickoff after the summer.

To learn more

JULY 2020

Zoom talk on the Design District

and post-Covid cities

Hear Oliver Schulze talk on the future of public space

 

Meet the Design District Architects: Jemima Burrill in conversation with Oliver Schulze, partner at Schulze+Grassov. Jemima and Oliver will be exploring the implications of Covid-19 on public space and life in cities. The interview will be hosted on Zoom with the opportunity to ask questions, following the talk. Opening later in the year, Design District is London's new permanent home for the creative industries. With purpose-designed workspaces, workshops, accessible rents and flexible leases. It comprises of 16 buildings, designed by eight architects, set in the heart of Greenwich Peninsula.

Watch webinar here

JUNE 2020

Our very own Town Hall Square!

We help the City of Frederiksberg plan for the future

 

Frederiksberg is the most densely populated city in Denmark, nested in the heart of Copenhagen. We have been appointed to help the City of Frederiksberg to draw up plans for public consultation to develop a new design for a major square at Frederiksberg City Hall. The options being tested for feasibility include a major public square, a new market hall, an underground parking garage and Denmark's first high-speed e-mobility charging station. Our smart city simulation platform and virtual reality are used to help the city consult the public under Covid-19 lockdown conditions.

Watch VR presentation

JUNE 2020

Preparing the City of Riyadh for the Metro

We help to reduce visual blight in urban areas

Riyadh's new six-line metro is the World's biggest urban rail project outside China constructed for a budget of $22,5bn. It will consist of six metro lines spanning a total length of 176 kilometers, with 85 stations. We are helping the Royal Commission for Riyadh City to ensure the best possible user experience by improving the visual quality of the built environment along the elevated sections of the network.

JUNE 2020

Public life post Covid-19

Join live discussion on new attitudes to urban life

 

Over the past four months we have seen an emptying of public spaces around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, over the past few weeks, in response to the killing of George Floyd and other acts of racial injustice and police brutality, public protests have taken place in cities across the United States. As “stay at home” orders lift and civic demonstrations continue, people are returning to streets and public spaces. We are seeing public life reshaped as a negotiation between public health concerns and urgency of the public voice.

 

Watch webinar here

MAY 2020

We LOVE Zetteler

Partnering with London communications agency

 

After getting to know the Zettler team from London through our work on the Design District in London we liked them so much we decided to partner with them in the rest of the World also. Zettler are already helping us with our PR and communications connecting us to their network. They are helping us to spread the word about good urban design and how we can make cities more sustainable and worth living in - and why we are the best at it.

MAY 2020

Delivering on our Strategic Campus Plan for DTU

Louise Grassov returns to implement our ambitious design

Following on the heels of our Strategic Campus Plan for Denmark’s Technical University earlier this year the university is now in full swing rolling out an ambitious transformation plan for growing space for teaching, research and accommodation. Our development plan capitalises on the imminent arrival of the new Copenhagen light-rail line to campus and we will improve the conditions for walking and cycling as the campus densifies over the coming generation. Louise has been asked to help deliver the development plan overseeing all major capital projects in the pipeline as a client advisor.

MAY 2020

Architectural Digest introduces the Design District

Oliver Schulze speaks about relationships in urban space

“Good urban design considers how people, buildings, and open spaces relate to each other,” says Oliver Schulze, founding partner of Schulze+Grassov in a statement. “Rather than forcing context and conformity upon its buildings, the Design District liberates them—it has a built-in eclecticism that is distinctly British. The open spaces are the glue that holds the district together, connecting buildings and encouraging interaction between businesses.” 

 

Read full article here

APRIL 2020

Our award-winning work for

Washington University

Award of prestigious SCUP Excellence in Planning Award

The US Society for College and University Planning has awarded Washington University in St. Louis the SCUP Excellence in Planning Award 2020. We have worked for the university since 2013 transforming the campus to become safer and more inviting for students, faculty and staff that want to walk, cycle or use public transit. “This award recognizes that comprehensive campus planning and design are collaborative and involve campus planners, architects, administrators, faculty, professional consultants, and many stakeholders.”

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APRIL 2020

Open up our city

Street transformation complete in Kolding

Our first assignment in the historical City of Kolding is a look at the street leading from the central train station through the city centre with shops and businesses. Like many towns and regional cities in Europe, Kolding is suffering from changes to retail patterns coupled with competing out of town attractions that put pressure on city centres to reinvent themselves. Working with the community of business owners and other stakeholders in the city we have helped to reimagine new future perspectives for this important public realm life-line in Kolding.

MARCH 2020

Don’t forget the humans!

We put back the human dimension in smart city futures

S+G is spearheading research that seeks to inject the human dimension in city development into the global smart city agenda. Under the programme "Smart Cities and Smart Buildings: Balancing People and Technology" the Innovation Fund Denmark and Realdania have funded postdoctoral research at S+G using computer game industry developer tools to simulate public life in public spaces. The developed platform has been applied to demonstrate the merits of different design proposals in Toronto, Berlin and London, helping clients and municipal stakeholders to understand the consequences of their decisions.

FEBRUARY 2020

Using VR to include community stakeholders

Our interactive building site will reduce conflict

 

Schulze+Grassov and Enemærke & Petersen have joined forces to develop an "Interactive Building Site" to address the biggest challenges experienced by local communities as developers execute major urban development projects. The project deploys our bespoke public life simulation platform and uses VR technology to give stakeholders access to an interactive world generated with input from experienced E&P building site managers. The work is funded by Realdania and the platform will help in the dialogue between the contractor and local communities in new projects.

DECEMBER 2019

Making a star shine in Denmark's Triangle Region

Transforming the city centre of Kolding

 

The City of Kolding is part of the Trekantsområdet of Denmark, the Triangle Region. In this industrial and commercial powerhouse of the Danish economy an entire region collaborates as a network of successful towns and cities, surrounded by beautiful landscape. We have been selected by the City of Kolding to help it become a more attractive urban destination in the region, strengthening the community of existing businesses and shops and improving the quality of buildings and open spaces in the city centre and surrounding districts.

Watch final presentation here

DECEMBER 2019

Danish +2 professional education completed

Andrea and Jeppe pass final examinations

 

To round off the academic training our graduates received at Danish universities, we sponsor them to take the "Plus 2" professional education programme run by the Danish Union of Architects and Designers. In the 2-year course they are paired with an experienced mentor in our office to reflect on their work in practice and they study part-time in groups to learn about professional practice. The education concludes with an exam similar to the RIBA Part 3 and the AIA professional accreditation examinations.

OCTOBER 2019

Helping to grow the most diverse city in the World

Toronto Downsview Masterplan

The relocation of Bombardier from the Toronto Downsview area creates North America's largest urban regeneration opportunity on a site of over 300 ha within ten minutes transit of Downtown Toronto. In a fiercely competitive field we were selected into the final four competing teams with our long-time collaborators of Behnisch Architekten, Transsolar and Martha Schwartz and Partners. We were the responsible urban designers for the masterplan that focused on creating an ecosystem of networked employment sites to underpin mixed-use urban development with a fully climate-adapted public realm.

SEPTEMBER 2019

We use algorithms to transform industrial heritage

Welcome to Siemensstadt 2.0 in Berlin

 

The Siemensstadt in Berlin is a city district built from 1899 onwards as the headquarters for Siemens. Complete with workplaces, housing and infrastructure, the growing district attracted many workers to one of Germany's industrial powerhouses. Schulze+Grassov were chosen as urban designers to compete for a complete reinvention of the district as a modern Siemensstadt 2.0 in the years to come. Working with our friends at Dietrich Untertrifaller, Studio Dreiseitel and Mobility-in-Chain, we trained algorithms to visualise the potential that employment and R&D land uses have to create a lively city.

AUGUST 2019

We LOVE Northwest-Jutland!

Growing the City of Sound

Struer is the City of Sound, the home to Danish company Bang & Olufsen. As the commercial harbour serving the agricultural hinterland is restructuring, a major opportunity has arisen to grow the city structure into the harbor area, right adjacent to the city centre. Here, the city will create new public destinations, workplaces and homes in a very privileged location. Our development plan proposal focussed on a city district with opportunities and invitations for people of all ages.

AUGUST 2019

Invite your city!

Creating positive and inspiring urban experiences

As part of our work for The City of Kolding we’ve developed a design guide for ground floor tenants. The guide will strengthen the perceived stewardship of public spaces and the overall experience of the inner city. It provides a range of suggestions on how to create a more positive, inviting and animated environment on the ground floor, including building edges and the adjacent public space. The guide has been issued to all business and shop owners in the city centre who have welcomed it. Only a few months later, we’re already seeing the positive effects.  

JULY 2019

All-danish team working in historic Nürnberg

First project with Dorthe Mandrup in Germany

For some time we have been looking out for a good opportunity to work with the team of Dorte Mandrup to explore collaboration. What better opportunity than to take our joint Danish team to Oliver's fatherland to bring Scandinavian sensibility to a post-war building icon sitting adjacent to the historic medieval structure of the Nürnberg city wall. Our project connects building and open space with a focus on improving pedestrian connectivity and natural urban habitat in this iconic location.

JULY 2019

Concept for cycle bridge for

Copenhagen super-station

Connecting Ny Ellebjerg Station and surrounding city

 

Close to Louise's home in Valby big things are happening. The local train station has been transformed into a multi-modal hub that will become Denmark's fifth biggest transport hub. Metro, S-Train, Letbane, Øresund and national rail trains will all stop here. Many new buildings are being constructed already in this new emerging urban hub. We have drawn plans for a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge that will span several lines to improve accessibility across rail infrastructure.

JUNE 2019

The City of Munich has growing pains

Plan for new district on site of Feldkirchen Quarry

 

Munich is a fast-growing German city with a high quality of life. We are advising Austrian developer CA Immo on development proposals for an urban extension on the site of a former stone quarry adjacent to the existing S-Train station in München Feldkirchen. Working in a team with Behnisch Architekten, we are developing the plan for the public realm as a "Handbook for Public Spaces" to set out the design principles for all streets, paths, squares, courtyards and the green infrastructure. The new district will have to be developed incrementally to organically extend the town of Feldkirchen.

MAY 2019

Take Me to Your Leader!

We teach strategic urban governance

 

The Danish Architecture Center runs a three year p/t professional educational programme "Strategic Urban Governance" for chief executives in local authorities. We were asked to plan and facilitate a professional study tour to Manchester and Liverpool where 28 Danish leaders met with their English counterparts and learned about the remarkable transformation of England's Northwest over the last generation. Experiences included learning about partnerships in urban development, sustainability, climate change, working with local communities and, most importantly, a pub talk in a Victorian pub.

MARCH 2019

Connecting Heidelberg over the River Neckar

New Twin Bridges Frame UNESCO World Heritage

In 2019 the IBA Heidelberg asked us to assemble a team to compete for the design of a sequence of three new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over busy highways and the river Neckar. Our twin bridges designed with UN Studio and Knippers Helbig frame the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the medieval core of Heidelberg. One of the bridges is proposed in massive timber construction to sequester carbon within the new structure.

MARCH 2019

Providing for safer cycling at DTU

Denmark's biggest campus becomes cycle-friendly

 

Cycling to campus and cycling on campus is essential as a way of getting around in a smart way on Denmark's largest campus. We have been asked to provide the DTU with guidelines for new bicycle paths and parking over this 106ha campus. Our guidelines provide the basis for improving and extending the offer and making bicycling an attractive transportation alternative for all students, faculty and staff.

FEBRUARY 2019

Keeping students, faculty and staff safe

Safer intersections at WashU

 

Campus perimeters are interfaces where the busy urban streets need to transform to create safe space for students, faculty and staff. In our East End transformation of the Washington University in St. Louis campus we introduced dedicated light signals for bicycles as a first in this county in the US. Having addressed how pedestrians and bicyclists can be safer on the campus we were appointed by the university with WSP to review the entire campus perimeter and to draw up intersection improvements all around this 100 acre campus.

JANUARY 2019

Getting our boots dirty in London

Foundations taking shape

 

The Design District is London's new permanent home for the creative industries. It comprises of 16 buildings, designed by eight architects, set in the heart of Greenwich Peninsula. We designed the landscape of squares, streets, lanes and co-working yards that provide the glue between all the buildings. Our foundations and drainage have been constructed and we look forward to the arrival of trees and CNC-routed stonework for benches and tree pit surrounds.

JANUARY 2019

We hand-over the reigns in Seestadt Aspern

Two terms on advisory board come to an end

After four years as member of the advisory board of Wien 3420 in the Seestadt Aspern Oliver hands over the batton to Andreas Kleboth from Linz. Oliver has served two full terms on the advisory board that is responsible for quality management in Europe's largest new town under construction. Advising on hundreds of projects from inception to completion this advisory board is one of a kind in Europe. Oliver had a chance to guide the building out of a plan he had a hand in shaping himself as the author of the Gehl project "Partitur öffentlicher Raum", the iconic plan for all public spaces in the city in 2007.

DECEMBER 2018

New context for 216m long symbol of

German stability

Bundesbank campus to be developed at Frankfurt HQ

The Bundesbank spreads 5000 employees over several real estate sites in the City of Frankfurt. At the seat of the iconic brutalist main building next to the Frankfurt TV Tower the Bundesbank wants to consolidate its body of employees in existing and new buildings in an activated and attractive campus setting. Working with our long-time collaborators Behnisch Architekten we drew up a masterplan and used public life simulations to demonstrate how employees will be able to enjoy a range of open spaces as part of their new working day.

SEPTEMBER 2018

New Cloudburst Collaboration

 

S+G, EnviDan and Colas have been awarded funding by Realdania to develop the second generation of our climate adaptation project “Vandvejen” (Waterways). The funding allows us to test new sustainable construction principles and material prototypes for our innovative urban rainwater management system. With this product we will help cities and land owners capture and retain rainwater locally, taking pressure off municipal drainage systems.

AUGUST 2018

Bridge Over Busy Parkway

The first section of the new pedestrian and bicycle bridge designed by Ayers Saint Gross in collaboration with Schulze+Grassov is being installed over Forest Park Parkway in St. Louis. The 18-foot bridge will attract more than 600,000 users per year and help to connect the 68-hectare university campus with nearby university housing areas and leisure destinations. The project is part of a range to measures by Washington University in St. Louis to promote walking and cycling to campus. 

 

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AUGUST 2018

Project Delivery in London

S+G have been appointed by contractor Volker Fitzpatrick to deliver the technical design and construction support for a fine-grain network of pedestrian-friendly squares, streets and lanes in London’s Design District on the Greenwich Peninsula. Our innovative shared co-working yards will shape the identity for four unique clusters of creative businesses operating out of 16 buildings designed by architects from England and Spain. Our open spaces will establish the bustling connective tissue of open spaces connecting the 1,800 creative workers and their visitors.

JULY 2018

We deliver our biggest campus plan to date

Denmark's Technical University wants to grow

Denmark's Technical University campus in Lyngby is the biggest university campus in Denmark. Built in the post-war period the campus was situated 20km outside the dense city of Copenhagen, along a new motorway and without access by rail or transit. We were hand-picked to lead a team including Henning Larsen Architects and others to draw up a strategic campus plan to facilitate an aggressive growth agenda to consolidate DTU's status as an elite university. Our plan has been adopted by the DTU Board of Directors in June 2018.

JULY 2018

Princeton University Shortlist

 

Together with Behnisch Architekten of Boston we have been shortlisted to a major university project on the Princeton University Campus in New Jersey. The historic campus was established in 1756 and the university is rated as one of the best universities in the world today. The campus has been the home to 63 Nobel prize laureates. 

JULY 2018

Breaking Ground in the UK

 

The site hoarding to our Greenwich Peninsula project has gone up and construction has started on London's first purpose-built design district, complete by 2020. The site hoarding has already become a popular surface engaging the community where people stop, look, play and take photos. The artwork to the site hoarding and the adjacent street were installed to illustrations designed by HATO of London.

JUNE 2018

Greening Historic Courtyards

The sketch design for our three historic urban courtyards has gone through public consultation with local residents and is now awaiting approval from the city council. We look forward to working on the technical project and building three exemplary landscaped courtyards fit for increasing the quality of life for residents of dense urban blocks in the centre of Copenhagen. 

MAY 2018

Glückauf Zukunft!

The German coal mining company RAG has invited us to spend a day visiting one of the remaining active coal mines in Germany before they stop extracting coal by the end of 2018. The wonderful RAG team at Prosper-Haniel took us 1200m underground where we took a monorail train system right up to the face where coal is extracted. This was an unforgettable and intense experience during an emotional time for the German coal mining community that will cease all coal production by the end of 2018.

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MAY 2018

S+G Presents "The Waterway" at Realdania

Event at BLOX

 

Klimaspring - When the rain animates the city.
Since 2013 and until the end of the campaign, Klimaspring has supported the development of seven new products and systems for climate adaptation in the city. The solutions, including the S+G project "The Waterway" all have in common that they provide a value other than 'just' to handle stormwater and cloudbursts. All solutions seek to fulfill several purposes, and "the Waterway" introduces added value to streetscapes via robust public space design.

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MAY 2018

Streets Matter Most!

Louise Grassov was invited to address the assembled Planning Department of the City of Aarhus: Our streets have enormous potential as a primary urban resource enabling people to lead a healthy, happy and active everyday life. However, today the urban street is a contested space that has to reconcile an ever-increasing number of demands. Transportation and an evolving culture of mobility recognize the need to accommodate people walking, bicycling, driving cars and using public transit. New global trends seek more and diversified urban nature to compliment traditional street trees; new storm water retention infrastructure will compliment conventional urban drainage systems. Can our streets accommodate all our needs?

APRIL 2018

Simulating Public Life

 

Smart Cities & Smart Buildings: Balancing People and Technology. Architect Mohammed Almahmood is appointed as a postdoctoral researcher working with Copenhagen University and S+G to employ state-of-the-art information technology to simulate public life in urban spaces. The research is carried out under a new programme funded by the Danish Innovation Fund and Realdania to further Denmark’s smart city knowledge base. 

MARCH 2018

Bringing Light-Rail to DTU

 

Denmark’s Technical University has appointed S+G to advise on the integration of a new light-rail system including tracks, bridges and three stations serving the campus. The new network will be constructed from Ishøj til Lundtofte, connecting the 100-hectare DTU campus to the city of Lyngby and the existing transit station by 2024. The project is one of the measures taken to transform the campus into a multi-modal mobility environment with new opportunities to walk, bicycle and use public transit. 

FEBRUARY 2018

S+G Sidewalk Products

The urban sidewalk is a contested space. It hosts people in motion, people crossing, people waiting, and people lingering. Working in collaboration with Danish product designer Henning Solfeldt, S+G have developed a new family of innovative sidewalk paving and seating products. The “Holdepunkter” (Point of View) product series stems from the vision to create generic streetscape elements for all Danish cities looking to transform life on the sidewalk: new places for people to linger, new ways to strengthen urban nature and resilience, and smarter ways of securing public safety. 

© Philippe Ruault

JANUARY 2018

S+G design exemplar Copenhagen Courtyards

 

Schulze+Grassov has been appointed by the City of Copenhagen to design and refurbish three historic urban courtyards in the heart of Copenhagen. The municipality is looking to us to apply our 2017 project “Design Parameters for Copenhagen Courtyards” in three exemplar locations. The goal is to create innovative design solutions that will increase the quality of the communal spaces and lead to more people spending more time in open space. The design will also include state-of-the-art thinking on how active-rainwater-management in urban areas can help reduce pressures on municipal infrastructure systems and provide added-value through access to beautiful open spaces for residents in urban areas.   

 

Read about our Parameters for Courtyards here

JANUARY 2018
Re-humanising Public Urban Space

 

Monday, January 15th, S+G Urban Designer Mohammed Almahmood defended his PhD-thesis about public urban space in Riyadh. The thesis entitled “Re-humanising Public Urban Space” unfolds the influence of socio-cultural norms on the use, experience, and provision of the sidewalk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Professor Mashary Al Naim from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) in Saudi Arabia, Associate Professor Stefan van der Spek from TU Delft and Associate Professor Lise Herslund from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) made up the assessment committee.


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NOVEMBER 2017

Bring on the rain!

The Waterway has gotten off to a good start with plenty of rainwater throughout an exceptionally wet Danish summer. Local residents and professional observers praise the optimized accessibility for people with mobility problems and the aesthetic solution to dealing with rainwater management challenges. The Waterway project is supported by a grant from the Danish REALDANIA philanthropic fund to test a new way of handling large volumes of rainwater in urban areas. This project delivers added value through the provision of accessible high-quality public space inviting people to dwell and socialise in the street. 

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OKTOBER 2017

Zaryadye Park in Moscow open to the public

 

Zaryadye Park is the first new park to open in Moscow in 50 years! We contributed to the project with street designs to improve pedestrian access to the Moscow River and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kremlin and Red Square. The concept for the 13-hectare park was developed by Diller Scofidio and Renfro, Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers. Our Citymakers partners Peter Kudryavtsev and Andrej Grinev have been great patrons of the project from its inception all the way to helping the City of Moscow manage more than 35,000 visitors a day. 

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SEPTEMBER 2017

New research published in Anthos Magazine

 

S+G ethnologist Pil Kleinschmidt was recently published in Swiss landscape architecture magazine ANTHOS. Focusing on innovative approaches on “participation,” Kleinschmidt explains how S+G has used “big data” and “thick data” to help the City of Copenhagen connect the municipal administration with its citizens. The municipality used S+G’s work to inform the recently adopted vision, Co-Creating Copenhagen, which will guide the development of the capital of Denmark in the coming decade. 

 

Find the article here

SEPTEMBER 2017

Design District on Greenwich Peninsula

New Design District on Greenwich Peninsula provides affordable workspace for creatives and a new cultural destination for London. We have designed the open spaces for London’s first purpose-built district designed for the creative industries. Our streets, lanes, a central square and four co-working yards will provide the connective tissue for a community of 1,800 creatives working out of 16 architect-designed buildings offering workspace at affordable rents. 

 

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JUNI 2017

Planning Better Mobility at DTU

 

We are thrilled to share that S+G has been selected - together with DTU Campus Facilities – to kickstart and coordinate the development of a new campus plan for Denmark’s Technical University in Lyngby. DTU’s 100 ha campus, home to a community of approximately 15.000 students, faculty and staff, is preparing for major transformations in the coming years by increasing density and implementing a new approach to mobility that will change the way people move around and spend their time on campus. In order to meet new requirements, DTU seeks to develop a campus plan that sets out a strategic mobility framework leading the DTU community towards the university's 200th anniversary in 2029.

MAJ 2017

The Parameters for Urban Courtyards has Landed

 

S+G has developed guidelines for urban courtyards 

establishing a shared vocabulary and approach to maintaining a consistently high level of quality in urban courtyards throughout the city. The Parameters for Urban Courtyards in Copenhagen joins the Parameters for Public Spaces in the planning toolkit developed for the Municipality of Copenhagen. The guiding principle behind these manuals is to equip employees in the Copenhagen municipality with tools that ensure high quality in the development of Copenhagen's public spaces and courtyards. The parameters identify residents' wishes and municipal strategies that should be considered early in the development planning stage. Happy reading!

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FEBRUAR 2017

Modellquartier Integration - Glückauf Nachbarn

S+G have been selected to lead an inter-disciplinary team to draw up a plan for a new urban quarter in the Ruhrgebiet area of Germany. Working with the site containing the listed historic structures of the “Schachtanlage Friedrich-Heinrich” in Kamp-Lintfort we will find new answers to an old question: How can urban districts provide a blueprint for life that supports the integration of people with many different cultural backgrounds into one cohesive urban society?

 

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JANUAR 2017

New public space research published in the Journal of Urban Design

 

Mohammed Almahmood, Eric Scharnhorst, Trine Agervig Carstensen, Gertrud Jørgensen & Oliver Schulze (2017): Mapping the gendered city: investigating the sociocultural influence on the practice of walking and the meaning of walkscapes among young Saudi adults in Riyadh, Journal of Urban Design.

Find the article here

JANUAR 2017

Mayor of London unveils Peninsula Place Project

 

We are pleased to announce our involvement in the Santiago Calatrava design for the £1-billion project of Peninsula Place near the River Thames on the Greenwich Peninsula. Schulze+Grassov have been appointed as public realm designers by developer Knight Dragon to develop public spaces serving 1.4m square foot development on top of the North Greenwich tube station.

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DECEMBER 2016

Modern Hamlets as Alternative UK Growth Model

 

Working in collaboration with Maccreanor Lavington from Rotterdam we have developed concepts for a modern variant on the historic English urban settlement form of the hamlet in medieval surroundings. The client expressed a desire to preserve the rural landscape qualities found across a 300ha+ site primarily consisting of farmed land today. 40 minutes on the train North of London this development will offer an alternative to the commonplace British urban expansion model that consumes the landscape without allowing people to engage with it in a meaningful way. A share of the existing agricultural land use will be retained, whilst new eco-corridors with full public access to the iconic open landscape are established throughout the site.  

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NOVEMBER 2016

Søndergade in Middelfart open to the public

 

In November we celebrated the official opening of Søndergade, a street designed by Schulze+Grassov in collaboration with EnviDan and Colas DK. This is the second project completion in a series of on-going street and climate adaptation projects where Schulze+Grassov are driving innovation in the design of urban streets and storm-water management systems in Denmark. Executed on behalf of Middelfart Municipality, this project is supported by grants from the Realdania Foundation under the Klimaspring climate adaptation programme.

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JUNE 2016

Schulze+Grassov Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge

in the US

 

A new bridge designed by Ayers Saint Gross and Schulze+Grassov is part of Driving Discovery, an ambitious Arts & Sciences project, to transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities at Washington University in St. Louis. As part of an ambitious 10-year transformation plan our project will make new connections between different schools at the university and connect the existing campus with adjacent communities via a state-of-the-art bridge, designed to accommodate thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists every day.

 

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MAY 2016

Time-Lapse shows effect of new meeting places

In May 2016, seven new pop-up places were installed at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Schulze+Grassov were commissioned to lead the evaluation of the pop-up places on campus. The pop-ups are designed to encourage the use of outdoor spaces on campus to support the experience of DTU’s strong community of students, faculty and staff. We documented the transition of outdoor spaces when the Lunchbox Garden, the Pink Grandstand, the Hammock Woods and a ten meter wide blue bench were put up on campus. The result is three time-lapse videos that show the effect of the new meeting places. 

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MAY 2016

New Ways for Water in Jutland

 

A street designed by Schulze+Grassov in collaboration with EnviDan and Colas DK has been completed on site and is now open to the public in the city of Låsby, Skanderborg. This is the first project completion in a series of ongoing construction projects where Schulze+Grassov are driving innovation in the design of urban streets and storm-water management systems in Denmark. Executed on behalf of Danish municipalities, this project is supported by grants from the Realdania Foundation under the Klimaspring climate adaptation programme.

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MARCH 2016

The Best New Town in Europe?

 

Oliver Schulze is a member of the aspern Beirat; the design advisory board guiding the development of all building lots and public spaces in the 240ha new town Seestadt Aspern in the 22nd District of Vienna. In a sophisticated procurement and quality assurance process that is only found in a handful of major European city development projects this board is empowered to work hands on with developers and to advise the master developing agency on design proposals at key moments in the project delivery.

Photo: © DnD landschaftsplanung

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FEBRUARY 2016

Ambitious Vision for New Urban Centre in Malmö

 

The City of Malmö has selected Schulze+Grassov as one of three teams to draw up a development framework for the Dekanen district in the Triangeln Station area of Malmö city center. The site contains historic building fabric and sits on top of the recently completed City Tunnel rail link that connects Sweden to the Øresund Bridge and to Denmark beyond. Combining urban living with a resilient public realm framework we are shaping the long-term vision for an exemplar urban melting pot of people and places - where Malmö can connect to Europe.

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JANUARY 2016

New Ideas for Nørrebrogade in Copenhagen

 

The City of Copenhagen has commissioned Schulze+Grassov to lead the development of a new vision for one of the most iconic streets in our home city. Nørrebrogade is a high street serving the socially and ethnically most diverse urban community in Scandinavia and it also serves the whole city as an exemplar sustainable multi-modal urban corridor. Together with NORD Architects we will take stock on the current state of the street and develop a new vision for public realm interventions that will ensure that the street remains a place for all people into the future.

OCTOBER 2015

Leader on Innovative US Campus Mobility Survey

 

Working with more than 15,000 members of the Washington University in St. Louis community we are conducting an innovative study of mobility infrastructure and mobility needs. The first step in the mobility study is to understand how the community – students, faculty, and staff – move about and experience multiple campuses in St. Louis. The results of this study will inform future investments that support pedestrians, bicyclists, and other forms of mobility. At present this is the largest survey of its kind for a major research-led US university.  

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SEPTEMBER 2015

Grosvenor Appoints Schulze+Grassov 

as Lead Landscape Architect in London

 

The development company of the Duke of Westminster has appointed KCA, Cottrell & Vermeulen, Schulze+Grassov and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris to bring forward designs for the former Peek Frean Biscuit Factory and former Lewisham and Southwark College sites, comprising 12 acres in the London Borough of Southwark. New homes for Bermondsey, a secondary school, shops, community facilities with Schulze+Grassov responsible for the design of all streets and public spaces.

 

Press release (English)

SEPTEMBER 2015

Schulze+Grassov at RISING ARCHITECTURE WEEK 2015

 

Join our Rising conference session on patient capital and urban neighbourhoods at 2.15pm on 16th September. Katherine Rodgers of Grosvenor in London will be in conversation with Migge Hoffmann and Oliver Schulze discussing the role that custodian developers can play in developing great urban neighbourhoods. How can we create places where a rich and complex city life can emerge? Oliver Schulze will be presenting a development framework developed by Schulze+Grassov for Grosvenor in Bermondsey in London. 

AUGUST 2015

Masterplan For Olympic Sailing Competitions 2024

 

City of Kiel Presents Masterplan For Olympic Sailing Competitions 2024 by Behnisch Architekten and Schulze+Grassov to the German Press. Along with the Olympic applicant city of Hamburg the 1972 Olympic Centre Schilksee will be developed for the Olympic Sailing Competitions 2024 to become a comprehensively vital centre for maritime sports. Improvements to connectivity and better integration with the surrounding context will extend the offer of new attractions to local communities and visitors. 

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Download the press release (Danish)

Download the masterplan (German)

JUNE 2015

Prestigious Working Grant from Statens Kunstfond

 

The principal Danish state funded arts foundation has awarded Louise Grassov and Oliver Schulze a 285.000 Kroner working grant. The award recognizes artists and architects that have made exemplary contributions to their profession in order to support their continued artistic development. With construction projects on site in Denmark and the USA our young office will soon close the loop between innovative research into the complex life of streets and public spaces and realizing real places for a high quality everyday life. Streets matter most!