The ambition with Kultorvet is to create a space which makes people stop on the busy shopping street. The placement of a fountain in the middle of the square forms a resistance to the stream of people, and users are encouraged to the calmer sides of the square.

The fountain, which can also be used as a stage, creates quiet edges of the square and life in the middle. The use of black diabas stones at Kultorvet sustains the connection to the history and name of the square. The angular shapes with different surface treatments foster a varied surface which appears as a subtle floor for the square’s diverse rows of houses.

City of Copenhagen
KBP.EU, POLYFORM, WERK Arkitekter, Karres en Brands, Oluf Jørgensen A/S, Ulrike Brandi Licht
Copenhagen, Denmark