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Gellerup Urban Park

Gellerup/Toveshøj’s new urban park will be the green backbone for the transformation of Gellerup/Toveshøj into an attractive neighborhood in Aarhus. In SLA's design, the city park will benefit the citizens in Gellerup/Toveshøj as well as the rest of Aarhus, and will become a safe and beautiful green space with activities and functions for all - from playgrounds, climbing towers and outdoor fitness, to fruit groves and greenhouses. The result is a completely new type of urban park that gives safety and new recreational opportunities for the residents while also adding a variety of aesthetic, sensual and human values which were not there before.

 

Service Park design
Location
 Aarhus, Denmark
Type Invited competition, 1st Prize
Client Aarhus Kommune, Brabrand Boligforening and Realdania

Design Period 2014
Realization  2014-2017
Area
 54 ha.
Collaborators EFFEKT, COWI, Social Action, GAME, 
Boris Brorman Jensen

"Team SLA focuses on security and uses strong and sturdy architectural concepts. At the same time the winning team has been very responsive in the process and managed to meet the jury's visions for the future Gellerup. The winning team has ensured that we will have a park that is attractive for the residents in Gellerup/Toveshøj as well as for Aarhus as a whole. We get a park that will have an attraction value for the entire city and thus contribute to the transformation of Gellerup into an attractive neighborhood in Aarhus."

                                              From the Jury's Report