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Stejlepladsen masterplan: spaces for diversity

25. September 2023

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URBAN POWER ApS is an architect and urbanist office who advises municipalities, regions, companies and private developers in making decisions within the fields of urban planning, buildings and urban spaces with a solid focus on sustainablílity and co-creation.


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The Stejlepladsen masterplan seeks to further develop a unique, densely arranged, and organically developed Copenhagen community into an inclusive and multi-generational neighbourhood supporting active community at all times of the day. 


The project is designed specifically to support diversity. The vision is to integrate both the mindset, processes, and community from the existing site. 

Existing clusters of dwellings in various shapes and sizes have defined the scale and structure of the masterplan, which is centred around eight guiding principles: build low and compact; support diversity with green buildings and sustainable urban drainage systems; integrate mixed forms of housing; make space for DIY projects and structures; create a car-free urban space; build smart, sustainable, and affordable; and optimise design in accordance with 3D simulation of local wind and daylight conditions. 


The masterplan seeks to deliver 900 new homes promoting residents’ inter-relationships, sense of security, and common goals for sustainable living. It champions diversity, healthy and carbonreduced materials, biodiversity, affordability, and community to serve families, seniors, and students alike. 

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