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Copenhagen’s Red Square is Literally “RED”

The Danish Capital, Copenhagen, is getting a new urban place called Red Square, not much like Moscow’s red square, this one is literally painted in red. The square is part of the urban park ‘Superkilen’, a long stretch which also contains a green and a black zone. Each zone facilitates different activities.   Superkilen is located in Nørrebro (north-west), a multicultural part of Copenhagen with 60 different nationalities represented. To reflect the community, the park will be furnished with great diversity; benches are from Kuwait, bins and bike racks from Norway, ping-pong tables from Spain, playgrounds from Japan, lamp-posts and signage… Read more »

Sagrera Linear Park – new “green lungs” for Barcelona, Spain

Development of new railway connections in Barcelona, Spain, dug in the ground a new tunnel route for the trains, emptying plenty of space above ground for something new and fresh in the heart of the city. Winners of 2011 design competition in Spain – Alday Jover, RCR and West8 – suggested covering around 40 hectars of land with a “green lung” – La Segrera Linear Park or Park del Cami Comtal, a slim garden strip slicing through the city. Construction period is expected to take 14 months of work, when complete, the new diagonal axis will be the connection between Catalan Pyrenees, the seashore,… Read more »

The Elevated Bar and Terrace at the 9 April Garden in Lisbon, Portugal

The Bar/Terrace at the 9 April garden, is the optimum example of benefiting from a vantage point with the perfect panoramic horizon over the Tagus River and the surrounding historical buildings of Lisbon, Portugal. It lies at the edge of the elevated park on the roof of an existing building which anchors the level change between the garden and the lower plane of the adjacent street below. The garden of 9 April -also known as Alberta or rock garden of Count Obidos, a promontory appears as a green space surrounded by tradition, open to the river and ships. Designed by aspa, the bar/terrace… Read more »

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