Superkilen (meaning: super wedge) is a public space in Nørrebro dristrict of Copenhagen, Denmark, extending from Nørrebrogade to Tagensvej.
The highly conceptual urban space was developed in cooperation between world-famous Danish architectural studio Bjarke Ingels Group, artist group Superflex and landscape architectural studio Topotek1 from Berlin. It consists of segments of the Red Square, the Black Market and The Green Park - all three of them being both pedestrian and bicycle areas.
The most remarkable segment and the first to be finished, den Røde Plads, is located among newly renovated industrial buildings housing library, sport and culture facilities, restaurants etc. Its distinctive feautre is that in the middle of it one can find a bunch of illuminated index marks and advertising signs from different places all over the world: Morocco, Armenia, USA, Zanzibar, Gdansk and Paris to name a few. It is a sort of a small anthropological garden relating to Nørrebro where people of around 60 nations are said to live in. Some of the area's local residents have traveled with Superflex to countries that have had a special significance for them, to find items and furniture that could fit into the space. Covered with materials painted with all the shades of red, the Red Square is a modern recreational space for both adults and children.
Another segment, det Sorte Marked, is coceived as a modern kids playground. Finally, Den Grønne Park, the most modest among three segments, is ment to be a peacuful park, in which the locals could gather.
Super wedge is constructed at an earlier court area, and had its official opening on Friday 22 June 2012.
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|Geographical coordinates||55.6997430, 12.5422670|
|Address||2200 Copenhagen, Nørrebrogade|
|More information||official website|