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Sport Round-Up: Architect’s solution could revolutionize Copenhagen’s football pitch problem

For all its many joys, Copenhagen has one problem that residents who play football, or have children who play football, can understand: an overall lack of football pitches.

The demand for playing fields is immense and, according to the national football association DBU, almost 2,500 children were on the waiting lists of the 13 largest clubs in the city last year.

The capital has fewer sports facilities per capita than anywhere else in the country.

But soccer fields need space, and that’s the problem facing urban areas around the world. As more and more people move to cities, space is a luxury that is not easily accessible.

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Stack them up!
However, the architectural firm Werk Arkitekter has come up with an ingenious plan.

The company has proposed Copenhagen to pioneer a solution where five or more pitches are “stacked” on top of each other to form a kind of wooden sports tower.

“The huge space-intensive sports are a challenge in terms of urban densification. The idea is that we can stack out. That could be a solution and we think it would be an interesting way to use the city’s square meters as efficiently as possible,” Werk Arkitekter’s creative mind, Thomas Kock, told Politiken newspaper.

“Apart from being socially responsible, it will also be environmentally sustainable. So it can have a positive effect on all parameters.”

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The company has suggested several suitable locations for its plan, including the Meatpacking District in Vesterbro, Nørrebroparken, Kalvebod Brygge and the car park in Ørestaden.

The architects didn’t explain how long balls would work on the stacked playing fields – presumably there would be some height between each level.

Well, the Danes prefer to stay on the ground anyway.

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