Breaktime! [before Presentation]

Hej! My apologies for this very late post. I am going to talk about leisure activities I did before my final presentation for urban design studio. Two weeks before the presentation day, my instructor, Josh, decided to bring my classmates and I to Nordhavnen for a final field trip. Covering the area size of 625 football grounds, Nordhavnen is a sustainable town and a harbour area. The town used to be an industrial site. The uniqueness of this town is one can reach shops, work places, public transport and cultural facilities within 5 minutes’ walk from any point in the district as a way to promote efficiency and liveability.

On that day, we cycled to Nordhavnen as a group. It was an exciting journey because we had to cycle coordinately as a group on the road. At the same time, we had to be alert on the in-coming cars, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Cycling as a Group

In Nordhavnen, we visited Konditaget Lüders, a playground on top of a multi-storey car park. Some of my classmates got frenzy and they quickly climbed up the climbing spiral. Overall, we had fun!

Konditaget Lüders, a Playground on Top of a Multi-storey Car Park

During the weekend, I went to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art at Humlebæk. The journey took about 45 minutes from København by train. In the museum, I was amazed with the display of the art collections. As for the building itself, it had a gorgeous interior. For example, the picture below showed a harmonious relationship between the interior transparent corridor and the exterior garden.

Interior Corridor of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Outside the museum, the sculptures were scattered around the garden and a view looking towards the shore of Øresund. I couldn’t help myself but mesmerized the breath-taking scenery.

Looking towards the Shore of Øresund

One week before the presentation, I went to Camp Adventure at Gisselfeld Kloster’s forests. The journey took about two hours from København by train and bus. After arriving to the site, one needed to walk through a guided path to the spiral tower. The 45-meter high spiralling tower integrated the structural architecture to its natural context, allowing visitors to enjoy multiple perspectives of the forest canopy.

Camp Adventure’s Forest Tower

Fast forward to my presentation day, I presented a A0 poster and a model. The goal of the project was to design an abandoned storage site in the neighbourhood of Nørrebro. My design proposal was creating a permanent market place for Nørrebro’s community. During the review, I received some constructive feedbacks from my instructors and a visiting critic from COBE Architects. Overall, I am pleased about my produced work and some insightful feedbacks from the instructors, the critic and my classmates.

My Final Presentation Board, My Model, and My Happy Face

At the end of day, I learnt that balancing between taking a break and working is essential while doing study abroad. If one was to work excessively, one might miss the life of the outdoor summer!

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