0100 Islev ID


Year: 2011
Location: Rødovre, DK
Size: 1 km
Status: 1st prize in Europan 11

Islev ID is a new dynamic and identity creating hub for Islev and at the same time a social focal point for the whole area. The street and the line of Islevbrovej create new possibilities of usage and spread out the activities and possibilities over not only one center point at a certain point of the day – but at different places at different time of day and year. Islev ID invites all Islev citizens, users and guests – to get active through recreational activities in new vivid surroundings.

Rødovre is situated right on the edge of the uninterrupted urban fabric of Copenhagen in the ring of dense suburbs surrounding the city. Within a foreseeable future, this ring will be linked by a new public transport system, that will act as a possible catalyst for development in these suburban areas. While this makes Rødovre a more attractive development area, it also fuels a process of centralisation in favor of the strong, big, and well established central areas of the city. Instead of creating a new center we propose to connect locally the concentrations of activities. It is the potential of these activities that the project seeks to realise. The strategy focuses on reinforcement of the urban life in the heart of the activities and at the same time to qualify the connections between them. In order to achieve this goal, concentration of destinations need to be strengthened by adding new program to the existing activities. It is a typology for an urban life that could be implemented in other locations.