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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!