Superkilen

In June 2012 a new urban park in a less central part of Copenhagen was opened. Superkilen on outer Nørrebro should be a new site that exuded diversity. The project was both announced as urban development but also as an art project. The project idea was to create a form of world art exhibition included in the functional setting of the site. Within the outline of Superkilen can thus be found elements like benches, lampposts, trash bins, planting and more unique elements originating from countries worldwide. The site also servesas a multi-functional space constituting of three areas; a red square, the black market and a green park. While the red square designates the urban life with cafés, music and sports (Superflex 2012), the black market is a more classic site with fountain, trees and benches. The green park offers grass elds and more greenery, where you can have a picnic or take a stroll with the dog. The area of outer Nørrebro has a story of youth crime, high unemployment rates and general social problems. Proper implemented urban development is therefore both of great importance but also a greater challenge.
On the bases of a qualified assumption that outer Nørrebro can be regarded as a hyperdiverse area, how does a site like Superkilen respond and resonate with this diversity?
What effects can a suitable social site in the area have on the neighbourhood?

Firstly this smaller research will treat the term of hyper-diversity briefly, then the neighbourhood of outer Nørrebro is de ned on a general level, whereupon the project of the Superkilen site is presented. Finally the reception of the urban site among users and neighbours is estimated and reflections upon newer changes within the local environment of outer Nørrebro are made.