Together with co-creators BIG and Topotek1, SUPERFLEX is awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the artistic contribution to the Copenhagen urban space Superkilen.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Aga Khan writes of Superkilen:
'Superkilen, a new urban park in one of Copenhagen's most diverse and socially challenged neighbourhoods, emphatically rejects this view with a powerful mixture of humour, history and hubris. (…) It fuses architecture, landscape and art in a truly inter-disciplinary manner, providing new opportunities for shared public engagement.'
Superkilen (2013) is an eight hundred metres long urban park project wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark. It is imagined as a giant exhibition of urban best practice with furniture and everyday objects nominated from the future users. Ranging from exercise gear from Muscle Beach in LA, to a playground octopus from Japan and palm trees from China, Superkilen is a collection of global found objects that derive from 60 different nationalities representing the local inhabitants.