Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016

Every 3 years, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is awarded.
A master Jury met in June decided on who were this years winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture- I had the pleasure to photograph one of the winning projects- Superkilen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Reuters.
The park is much appreciated and used by the local population in the area of Nørrebro in Copenhagen.
Superkilen is divided into three sections. The long green section includes a basket ball/ skatepark area.
This family from Iraq plays chess on this Sunday afternoon in April.
The park is surrounded by apartment buildings and the population is very diverse.
The design of the park is done by designed by BIG, landscape architecture studio topotek1 and artist collective superflex, ‘superkilen’ is defined by  three color-coded areas.
Children are creative in their game while using the basket ball court.
All the furnitures, toys and other items in the park comes from all over the world- the swings are from Iraq.
Bright neon signs from Russia and Quatar are placed in one of the main urban squares. 
The neon lights are lit up at night. 
The spirit is high and a little boy agreed to be photographed if he could photograph me!
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