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Ramboll wins Nordic Cities competition prize

SLA Hans Tavsens Plads

A park that acts as a rainwater catchment basin in  Nørrebro, Copenhagen has been acknowledged in a regional competition. 

Ramboll has been selected as a local winner in the Nordic Built Cities Challenge, a competition to encourage projects related to climate change and sustainability in urban environments. 

The competition is organised by regional cooperation organisation Norden, which brings together government ministers from across the Nordic countries. 

Ramboll’s design is for a park that acts as a rainwater catchment basin during cloudbursts. During a storm event, rainwater will be filtered out to the Peblinge Lake, and purified by the city park plants that it passes through.

“This project in Nørrebro will be an international beacon for climate adaptation in cities, because it brings together the right technical and social aspects, and at the same time provides an innovative solution by focusing on improving water quality in the lake,” said Christian Nyerup Nielsen, global service line leader, climate adaptation and flood-risk management at Ramboll.

The space extends over 85,000m2 and is home to 25,000 locals. Cloudbursts have caused damage in the area over recent years. If the project succeeds it will clear and reuse the rainwater during a storm event.

Ramboll was among six local winners, an overall winner for the competition will be selected in November. 

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