Activities/Superkilen - Bench from Iran


14 Nov Launch

Superkilen - Bench from Iran
Photo: Superflex

An urban park project in Copenhagen divided into three main areas: the red square, the black market and the green park. While the red square designates the modern, urban life with café, music and sports, the black market is the classic square with fountain and benches. The green park is a park for picnics, sports and walking the dog. The people living in the immediate vicinity of the park relate to more than 50 different nationalities. Instead of using the designated city objects/furnitures used for parks and public spaces, people from the area was asked to nominate specific city objects such as benches, bins, trees, playgrounds, manhole covers and signage from other countries. These objects were chosen from a country of the inhabitant’s national origin or from somewhere else encountered through traveling. The objects were either produced in a 1:1 copy or bought and transported to the site. Furthermore, five groups traveled to Palestine, Spain, Thailand, Texas and Jamaica in order to acquire five specific objects. The objects have since been installed throughout the park. In total there are more than 100 different object encountered from more than 50 different countries. Commissioned by City of Copenhagen and RealDania, the concept for

Superkilen is developed by SUPERFLEX in collaboration with architectural firms Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Topotek1.


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