NYC Gets a Slice of Scandinavian Urbanism

A residential development in the Upper West Side aims to bring a taste of Danish urban aesthetic to the Big Apple.
February 16, 2011, 8am PST | Shay Kahen
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Danish Architectural Firm BIG has unveiled designs for a 140-unit building which combines the best of New York City's skycrapers and Copenhagen's Green Urbanism.

Architect Bjarke Ingels has this to say of his firm's plans:

"The building is conceived as a cross breed between the Copenhagen courtyard and the New York skyscraper. The communal intimacy of the central urban oasis meets the efficiency, density and panoramic views of the tall tower in a new hybrid typology. The courtyard is to architecture what Central Park is to urbanism: a giant green garden surrounded by a dense wall of spaces for living."

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Published on Monday, February 14, 2011 in GOOD Magazine
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