Superkilen

  • Artists: Superflex with BIG and Topotek1
  • Location: Denmark
  • Date: 2012 – 2012
  • Produced by: Copenhagen Municipality, Realdania
  • External links: Superflex artist website, BIG


Superkilen, by BIG, Topotek1 and SUPERFLEX, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen.
Places and Sites Public Realm Urban Architecture
Material and Skills Sculpture Play Landscape Architecture


The park is divided into three sections: the Red Square is the southernmost area and is covered in pink/red rubber and pink/red paint that stretches up the sides of the surrounding buildings. Maple trees add a similar pink to the surroundings and a local market is held in this space.

As one moves further north into the Black Square, the surface turns black with white lines drawn from north to south which avoid the installations in the space. The area is an urban living room and it is intended as a place for games, reading and relaxation.

The final part of the park is Green Park, a more traditional green space with hills, basketball courts, and space for sports and sunbathing.

Each of the sixty installations represents a different nationality and helps illustrate the diversity within Copenhagen and Denmark. These include a trash can from Blackpool, England; a picnic table from Yerevan, Armenia; a manhole cover from Galway, Ireland; a bike rack from Nijmegen, the Netherlands; a neon sign of a crescent moon from Doha, Qatar; a fountain from Morocco; a chess table from Sofia, Bulgaria; a playground octopus structure from Tokyo, Japan; a basketball hoop from Compton, USA; and a Thai boxing ring from Bangkok, Thailand among dozens more. 

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1

Superkilen, 2012, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, by Superflex with BIG and Topotek1