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The red carpet

featured in sb magazine 6/2022
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Gigantium urban space in Aalborg

published in sb magazine 6/2022

Assigned to transform a former loading area into a new plaza, the vision has been to ­create an urban space where sports and cultural life inside "Gigantium" – Aalborg’s ­biggest sports and culture centre – are carried further out to the outdoor space. Shades of red and white playful streaks lead people from the street into the square and give identity to the concrete elements.

Located in front of a green field with grazing sheep and a local bicycle route, the new red plaza makes a great contrast to the surrounding area. The “red carpet” guides visitors to the urban plaza, inviting them to stop by, hang out, or play. Many shapes of rouge divide the forecourt into different sections along with playful white lines.

When following the lines, people are met by ­different rails, plateaus, steps, graphics, and greenery inviting them to sports, games, and ­accommodation. The different expressions are all tied together, creating an exciting entrance that establish Gigantium as a place for sports and ­entertainment.


Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj / Coast Studio

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Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj / Coast Studio

Aalborg, Denmark

Client / operator
Aalborg Municipality

Landscape architects
JAJA Architects ApS
DK – 2200 Copenhagen

Jens Christiansen

Rasmus Hjortshøj / Coast Studio

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