Danish Architecture Guide

Sønder Boulevard

Sønder Boulevard is perhaps the most striking example of the transformation of the Vesterbro district ind recent years. Not long ago it was known by the nickname "Europe's biggest dog toilet". Now it is a lush stretch, filled with the hustle and bustle of daily life that many feared would disappear into the green courtyards behind the housing blocks.

The layout of the boulevard was designed not to favour one kind of activity rather than another. Trees, paving and grass have been used to create a so-called strip park with a perennial garden, a playground for toddlers, a playing field, a track for BMX bikes and seating areas with very different ambiances. Families with children, teenagers, adults who like to get together over a beer and many more use the boulevard, which ought to be called a new kind of park.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014