Modern Breakthrough is a public space design in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The site is located in Israels Plads. Central element to the founding of the Copenhagen, the site draws an invisible connection to the three historical gates; Nørreport, Vesterport, and Østerport.
The site is defined by physical and historical landmarks: the Botanical Gardens, the Lakes, and Ørstedsparken.
Through this investigation, comes about the main shape that inspired this design (triangulation of the design elements).

The design revolves around 3 triangular shapes. Each incorporates different type of activity with the surrounding elements of the site. Graffiti wall, grass areas facing the park, skate park, stairs to be used for level change and seating, and a wooden deck to purpose the market on the north side. Level and texture change adds interesting points to the design.

This public space design brings together past and present, and considers all ages and activities as it becomes a ‘montage of possibilities.’

 Concept Collage

Concept Collage

 Plan and Sections

Plan and Sections

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