'Copenhagen Urban Lab’ members by Sankt Jorgen’s Lake, Copenhagen, Denmark
By Martin Zoffmann
In order to support the development of cross-disciplinary solutions for climate adaptation in urban areas, Ramboll recently hosted the event ‘Copenhagen Urban Lab’ together with municipalities and utilities in the Danish capital.
Over ten days, the group was given the challenge of making a detailed proposal for transforming Sankt Jorgen’s Lake in the centre of Copenhagen into a more liveable blue-green area designed for absorbing rainwater from the whole catchment during very heavy rainfalls.
The group developed some exciting ideas, including a floating stage for entertainment, as well as new facilities for playing and other recreational possibilities.
”It was a pleasure to witness how the group managed to combine their professional expertise with their experience from large cities all over the world,” says Trine Munk, Project Manager at Ramboll. “The result was a creative but not unrealistic concept and the group harvested a lot of acknowledgement from the organisers.”
In addition to Ramboll, Copenhagen Urban Lab also consists of City of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Municipality, HOFOR, Frederiksberg Utility, Young Water Professionals Denmark and University of Copenhagen.