Partnering with City of Copenhagen to articulate design parameters for

high-quality public spaces and courtyards

Public space in the City of Copenhagen is renowned both professionally and by popular opinion. Tourists and residents alike enjoy the inviting public spaces throughout the city centre. The Danish approach to accommodating all people by offering a range of places to linger and socialise is admired around the world.

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Planning Toolboxes

City of Copenhagen

City of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Copenhagen

Assignment complete 2017

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Public space is always in transformation. As a mirror of our societal norms and habits, public space must continuously adapt to retain its relevance as an important platform for communities to engage. Here, we construct our shared vision of the sustainable urban society, together. We have been asked by the City Architect of Copenhagen to draw up criteria for the evaluation of public spaces and urban courtyards today to enable an even better design for the public spaces of the future.

Tools for Sustainability

2020

Introduction to

the Threshold Zone

2014

Parameters for Public Space

2015

Life in the City

2015

Project Templates 2016

Parameters for Green Courtyards 2017

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PARAMETERS FOR PUBLIC SPACE

'Public Space Parameters' build on our knowledge of how people perceive and use public space. As a toolbox, they provide municipal staff with a coherent approach to describe project requirements and to engage communities in the transformation. As a process tool, it is used to evaluate existing conditions and design proposals.

When it comes to the planning of high-quality public space our home city is a world-leader. We have had the opportunity to advise the city on how they can take stock on the value of public space to today's citizens and to help them frame the requirements for design of the next generation of public spaces.

TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The ability and responsibility of local area plans to frame and control urban development is much debated in Denmark today. To help the City of Copenhagen anchor sustainability in new local area plans we were appointed to draw up a 'sustainability toolbox' that will help city staff and third parties to reconcile the many aspects of sustainability that need to be considered in the process.

LIFE IN THE CITY

Our appointment for 'Life in the City' provided a data-base of information gathered from the diverse citizens of Copenhagen via crowd-sourcing of data and a series of in-person interviews. Connecting big data and thick data, we helped the administration gain exclusive insight into what Copenhageners see, say and think.

Schulze+Grassov ApS

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mail@schulzeplusgrassov.com

Telephone no: +45 51 79 61 01

Niels Ebbesens Vej 11

1911 Frederiksberg C

Copenhagen

Denmark