Two-thirds of all persons with diabetes live in cities making it important to design urban spaces that support good health
and well-being by focusing and enabling physical exercise. Public urban space is scarce and shall accommodate multiple functions such as infrastructure, parking of cars and bicycles and street furniture like benches and signs. The challenge is to find the additional space for recreation and exercise in all large cities.
The combination of a green facade, an activity landscape and a parkinghouse, Konditaget Lüders has resulted in a ‘park and play’ hybrid, optimizing urban space into public amenity. A staircase and a red handrailguide people from street level to the 2,400 m2 rooftop 24 meters aboveground level. Here swings, trampolines, jungle gyms, crossfit equipment,monkey bars and benches offer a view of the Copenhagen skyline, and anopportunity to exercise for people defying the altitude. The building offers485 of urban parking spaces on seven floors, limited footprint for parkingpurposes. Moreover, the facade and roof offer opportunity to increasehealth and well-being of the residents in the neighbourhood by addingand activating additional public space, and a living green facade.
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