Urbanplanen
– Social Housing

Site

Tahani: Lygtemagerstien 24, 4tv
Line: Nålemagerstien 11
Rikke: Remisevej 31a
2300 Copenhagen S

Open

Saturday 10-17

Accessibility

  • Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
  • Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
  • Level access to outdoor areas
  • Lift
  • Accessible restroom
  • Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
  • Chairs or benches to rest on
  • Possible to eat / drink
  • Disabled parking
  • Teleloop
  • Member of Solsikkesnoren
  • Member of God adgang

The social housing complex in Copenhagen’s West Amager district, Urbanplanen, is home to nearly 6,000 people and has undergone a positive transformation in recent years. Now you have a chance to meet some of the residents and visit three separate homes in the complex.

Urbanplanen has undergone a tremendous transformation since its early days as an infamous social housing complex. Back in the 1990s, this part of Amager, on the fringes of Copenhagen, was characterized by dismal concrete housing blocks and social problems, and definitely had a bad reputation.

Built in the late 60s and early 70s, Urbanplanen was named after the urban planning movement called urbanization.

Better Social Housing and Architectural Awards

Like many other new urban areas at the time, Urbanplanen had a closed design that seemed to turn its back on the rest of Copenhagen. It was the trend of the day and it worked for a while, but today that trend has garnered a great deal of criticism. And so in recent years, these areas have been renovated and opened up in an effort to address some of their social problems through better social housing. In 2020, a new park was built in the community, Remiseparken, which has won several architectural awards. Today, Remiseparken brings the community together and provides a range of activities.

Discover the New-and-Improved Urbanplanen

Open House invites you to visit three homes in the Urbanplanen social housing complex. You can visit Tahani, who lives with her son in an apartment in Remisevænget Øst. You can also drop in on Line, who lives with her husband and two sons in one of the little row houses in Remisevænget Vest. And finally, you can say hello to Rikke, who lives in a family dwelling from 2020 that carries the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

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