THE UPCYCL member, Frederiksbjerg- and Langenæs Residents' Association, has won the City Architect's Special Prize 2022 for Ingerslevs Plads during Aarhus Festival. They created a sustainable and community-involved urban space in the heart of Frederiksbjerg. This was achieved through the action group Frederiksbjerg Spirer with Jeppe Spure Nielsen as the project leader, in partnership with THE UPCYCL.
The action group received the City Architect's Special Prize 2022 at Aarhus City Hall.
During Aarhus Festival, Frederiksbjerg- and Langenæs Residents' Association, in collaboration with Frederiksbjerg Spirer, transformed Ingerslev Plads, which is usually used as a parking lot, into a temporary urban space. The action group focused on using New Waste residual materials through local collaboration and community involvement, creating an upcycled urban space in the heart of Aarhus. The project was born out of local synergy, involving residents, businesses, and associations in Frederiksbjerg as co-creators.
Frederiksbjerg- and Langenæs Residents' Association and Frederiksbjerg Spirer received the City Architect's Special Prize 2022 for setting a great example of a citizen-driven and sustainable urban space, contributing to the circular economy through material reuse. During Aarhus Festival, the square was transformed into a hub for urban life and activities, accommodating people of all ages and interests. New waste materials were, among other things, turned into a stage, furniture, and equipment, allowing residents to gather and enjoy activities like concerts and presentations on Ingerslevs Plads.
Learn more about the City Architect's Special Prize 2022 here.