Between high density city and open landscape

Between Ørestad Syd and Kalvebod Fælled – exactly where the high density city meets the flat open landscape – 239 homes are on their way

The Ørestad city block “Lavetten” is on its way up. When the building is at full height, over the 239 homes, You will find a giant green roof that slopes six floors. The plants on the roof refer to Kalvebod Fælled which is just outside. The slope gives light and views to the homes.

Until 1943, Kalvebod fell under water, but the 20 km2 area was dammed and nature – not least birdlife – took it quickly. For 40 years, it was the military exercise class, but now everyone can move freely in Amager Nature Park. Kalvebod Fælled’s main attraction is the landscape: the flat beach flood that lays flat with the sea’s surface. Heaven and sea meet in a straight line on the horizon. It is a landscape of infinity until you notice Ørestad’s vertical new building with grazing cows, deer and horses in the foreground and the Copenhagen towers in the background. Photo: Lena Skaustein, Danielsen Architecture