Smith+Kennedy Architects recently returned from a study tour to Copenhagen. We saw the innovative architecture of new developments and the red brick old town, sewn together with the famous Five Fingers Development Plan from 1947.
This planning concept brilliantly connects the old town with wider urban areas allowing for the cycling culture and minimal use of cars. Seventy years has proven that this concept works and investing in the public transport infrastructure is the key to a healthy city.
We saw lots of new housing developments with impressive attention to detail, social spaces and green infrastructure. … lots of inspiration to bring back to the office!
We learned that 30% of the Danish housing is affordable & social, developed by housing associations. Smith + Kennedy Architects are proud to be involved in this growing sector in Ireland.