This park follows the adage Love Thy Neighbour
JAN 24, 2017 | By Aditi Sharma Maheshwari
An awkward social call at your neighbour’s place can be substituted with a fun walk together in the vast outdoors, don’t you think? This is where Superkilen, a half-mile long urban space imagined by Bjarke Ingels Group in collaboration with artists Superflex and German firm, Topotek1 becomes significant.
Located in one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark, it offers itself as a neutral place for people to congregate at. It was conceived as a giant exhibition place – a place with a collection of global found objects sourced from 60 different countries of the people inhabiting the surrounding area. The objects range from exercise equipment like Muscle Beach in LA to sewage drains from Israel, palm trees from China and neon signs from Qatar and Russia. Each object is accompanied by a small stainless plate inlaid in the ground describing the object, what it is and where it is from.
In an attempt to make the place more like a “unity in diversity” location, the multicultural products and the single coloured space tries to break all class and religion barriers.
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