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A successful event...

Both the project stakeholders and the students were proud to present and discuss their project proposals at the final presentations that took place 18th October 2013.

Over the coming days the active images links will lead to a glimpse of the intensive development process that each group went through during the 5 day event.

Where: KEA, Guldbergsgade 29N, Copenhagen

When: 14th – 18th October 2013


  • 8 Groups
  • 68 Students
    • Architecture
    • Architeural Technology
    • Design Technology
    • Graphic Design
    • Multimedia Design
  • 6 Schools
    • Beuth Hochschule für Technik, Berlin, Germany
    • Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Göteborg, Sweden
    • Fontys University of ICT, Eindhoven, Holland
    • George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
    • Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
    • KEA, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 45 Expert Advisors
  • 9 Jury members
    • Bert Luvö (Chalmers Tecniska Hogskola, Goteborg, Sweden)
    • Ineke Huyskens (Fontys University of ICT, Eindhoven, Holland)
    • Prof. Gisela Glass (Beuth Hochschule fur Technik, Berlin, Germany)
    • Lori Endes (George Brown College, Toronto, Canada)
    • Prof.ssa Raffaella Colombo (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
    • Meghan Kelly (Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia)
    • Ove Larson (Miljøpunkt, Nørrebro)
    • Rene Sommer Lindsay (Skt.Kjelds Områdefornyelse)
    • Shane O'Brien (KEA Faculty)

Project Background

With the coming metro ‘City Ring’, several ‘Quarters’ located within Copenhagen will have a new level of connectivity with the rest of the city, transforming the way people can come to/from those areas. The path of the new Metro in fact brings all of the sites with a 10  minute walking distance from one of the following stations:

  • Nørrebro Runddel
  • Kongens Nytorv
  • Nuuks Plads
  • Vibenshus Runddel

In contrast to the man-made connectivity of the Metro system, many other connections have appeared between parts of the city that previously had very little in common. Recent changes in weather patterns have led to conditions that push the current infrastructure beyond their original design limits. In those situations, the excess water that is unable to drain into the sewers, remains on the surface and flows to the lowest areas of the city.

Both types of ‘connection’ will initiate other transformations that could bring great opportunities to the local communities. However, exploiting those opportunities requires focus, patience and determination.

The interdisciplinary teams of students worked together for 5 days to develop a proposal for an interactive digital/physical solution that facilitated a more sustainable and engaging way of ‘living in’ and ‘interacting with’ the locality. Each team was advised by professional experts in digital technology, urban issues, society and sustainable living.

GROUP 1 - Viride
GROUP 2 - CubeHaven
GROUP 3 - Blå Å
GROUP 4 - Greenet
GROUP 6 - The Butterfly Effect
GROUP 7 - Å Punktt
GROUP 8 - Ikonik

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