The Elmegade district is one of the most populated areas of inner Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The particular section of
Birkegade / Egegade / Elmegade in this area of the city is a triangular block of buildings with a very high density,
where there is a close to non-existent courtyard available for enjoyment. Belgian firm JDS Architects was asked
to design three penthouses on top of the development's co-owned buildings. They decided to use the roof of their envisioned structure, to create that 'missing garden' for its community of owners. Through the process, JDS looked at the typology of the garden space in Copenhagen and found that it characteristically has an associated / dual functionality. With this in mind, they have devised a hedonistic rooftop which offers the added programs of a playground with a shock-absorbing surface and suspension bridge, a green hill which is seeded with real grass and vegetation, an lookout viewing platform, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and wooden deck. The goal of this new open-air expanse is to optimise what the site has to offer, through a communal area for the co-op's residents.