Copenhagenize – a term often referred to the Danish culture of bicycling. For some, a term refers to a life philosophy, to others a theoretical approach to city development, and for most Copenhageners and Danes, just a way of living.
The little speciality shop Nu in Jægersborggade is a refreshing little shop. Its bare interior beams of bustling Berlin. In some way the location and the rustic deco is a perfect fit for Nu. The Street has in recent years undergone major changes. A huge part of the process of shaping the street into what it is today is Nu and other little speciality shops and cosy Cafes that’s popped up.
The dual carriageway Bipeengbuen is a gateway to Copenhagen, whose primary task is to solve a traffic infrastructural problem, are for many people considered a structural failure. But in recent years the city is using the city space in new forms, given it new life and functions. Continue reading “Bispeengbuen – Failed Architecture?”
This little sanctuary of a park The Royal Library Garden hidden away in inner Copenhagen is somehow forgotten for many Copenhageners, and maybe more known for the tourist being on guided tours in and around Copenhagen than Copenhageners themselves. Continue reading “A Forgotten Place – The Royal Library Garden”
The 20th of February huge machines captured the site on Peter Bangsvej in front of the legendary building KB-Hallen ready for demolition. A damaging fire had fatal consequences, and authorities hence decided that it was impossible to save. The demolition of the iconic building marked the final end of an era and seeing the machines for demolition on the site, evoked nostalgic memories for a lot of Copenhageners. Continue reading “KB-Hallen – The End of Story”
In 2011 the KB-Hall were in a devastating fire. Seeing the old building captured in flames evoked a lot of feelings. Not only were the architecture of the KB-Hall spectacular for its time, it somehow materialised a cultural memory common for Copenhageners and Danes. Continue reading “Why KB-Hallen where Delisted?”
– Giant Construction Concrete Epidemic
The Piece – Husk Min Havn – at the entrance to Enghave Brygge, works as a constantly reminder of what will come in the near future. As an apocalypse the mural street art in its outburst seems harmless. But embedded in it is a quite different story. By few words it shows a critical voice to the new city development at Enghave Brygge and the forthcoming demolition of the sanctuary for graffiti artist – Sydhavnen – Hall of Fame. Continue reading “Remember My Harbour”