This bachelor project will analyse the impacts of the privatisation and redevelopment of Kalvebod Brygge in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen. As a consequence of what we call neoliberal planning in the 1990s, the area is dominated by a line of office buildings that fence off the waterfront from the remaining city. This planning strategy was criticized for its inability to include the citizens demand for recreational areas along the harbour. As a public space Kalvebod Brygge has since been an austere area unused by the population. The municipality acted on this problem and consequently built Kalvebod Wave, which was completed in 2014, to attract more people to the area. We have used qualitative methods such as observations and interviews in order to study the changes that Kalvebod Brygge has undergone and the effects the addition of Kalvebod Wave has on its use. In conclusion we argue that Kalvebod Wave only partially gave the citizens their recreational demands, but that this mainly happens in the summer periods and under great restrictions from the estate owners. Consequently, we suggest that Kalvebod Wave has not succeeded in changing Kalvebod Brygge area as a whole from a ‘non-place’ into a place.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2016|