The project covers an area of approximately 37,000 square metres and forms a 600-metre-long continuous stretch of park, streets and urban space.
WSP carried out the project in collaboration with Schønherr as general consultant and Givrum as sub-consultant.
The project team has been working on the project since 2017; construction is scheduled to start in August 2021. Landscaper and contractor Ebbe Dalsgaard will carry out the project. The project will help to upgrade the Music Quarter (Musikkvarteret) in Sydhavn, a district characterized by great social diversity and a strong local identity. Copenhagen’s climate adaptation provides a unique opportunity to rethink the city's space and create a framework for diversity, local initiatives and events.
This applies in particular to the Karens Minde project, in which climate adaptation is integrated with other needs and plans for the area. A new pathway through Karens Minde will be established to link the South Harbour better than ever before.
Biodiversity and greenery
As part of the project, a number of improvements will be made to the landscaping and urban space. Thanks to a lighting initiative, the area’s character will be strengthened while creating greater safety for residents. The area’s biodiversity and greenery will be enhanced by a planting strategy designed to protect and preserve iconic trees.
In addition, a link to stormwater management will be provided while emphasizing local environments and climate zones. Over 100 iconic trees in the current landscaping design will be preserved, thus largely defining the park’s future layout and configuration.
Increased road safety
WSP's traffic planners have a special role to play as residents expressed a strong desire for increased mobility and road safety in the area. Mozartsvej will be adapted, parking spaces will be managed and preserved, and new access will be provided to Karens Minde Kulturhus (community centre) and local institutions as part of this urban design project.