On the border between Ørestad South and Kalvebod Fælled – exactly where the high dense city meets the flat open landscape– lies Fælledkanten where the roof, courtyard, and edgezones, take note and draw from the existing character of the surrounding landscape.
On the border between Ørestad South and Kalvebod Fælled – exactly where the high dense city meets the flat open landscape– lies Fælledkanten where the roof, courtyard, and edgezones, take note and draw from the existing character of the surrounding landscape. Until 1943, Kalvebod Fælled was under water, but the 20 km² area was enclosed and nature – not least the bird life – quickly took it over. For 40 years, it was a military exercise boundary, but now everyone can move freely on the Fælled which today is part of the Amager Nature Park. Kalvebod Fælled’s biggest attraction is the landscape: the flat coastal meadow that lies just above the seas surface. It is a landscape of infinity with grazing cows, deer and horses in the foreground and Copenhagen’s towers in the background.
The roof terrace lifts you up above the town and the Fælled, so you get a an unobstructed view of the surroundings. There are small terraces, footpaths and lush multi-stemmed trees with white-flowering wild apples and red-fruited Swedish whitebeam. Pink capsules on Spindle trees and blue-black berries on Lithy tree, form small color explosions in dense scrubs, which at the same time create shelter. Ørestadens terrain falls naturally towards the common in the west, and it creates exciting terraces in the courtyard. Stairs and ramps are integrated in the terrain and connect the terraces together so that you can easily move around. Raised beds include Henry’s honeysuckle, which keeps it’s glossy dark green leaves all year round. It is complemented by lace shrub with it’s light foliage and bright flowers. A carpet of the Great Masterwort, Persicaria, Tufted Hair grass and Greater wood rush connects the landscape inside the courtyard with the surrounding landscape just outside the courtyard.
Raised terraces give direct access from the groundfloor apartments to Blue Green Moor grass, Hirse and Hemp-agrimony. Multistemmed trees of Siebolds crab, Honey Locust, Snowy Mespilus and bushes such as Bush-honeysuckle and Japanese quince meet the surrounding landscape in scale and lushness and the places where the edge zone width permits, there
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