New Urban Park
In addition to the H. C. Andersen Hotel project, Tivoli together with Gehl CEO Birgitte Bundesen Svarre presented an idea to turn busy Vesterbrogade into an urban park. Acclaimed urban design and city planners Gehl have designed a 10,400 sqm recreational space with only pedestrian and cyclist traffic in front of Tivoli and adjoining Copenhagen’s City Hall Square. The urban park will serve as a buffer area for big events in City Hall Square and in Tivoli and will strengthen Copenhagen’s green profile as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Today’s presentation was the first time both projects were shown in public. The next step is to make the final proposals for the projects and subject the proposals to the municipality. There will also be a period for public hearings, and it is not possible at this time to set an opening date for either project.
BIG is a Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors. The studio’s latest projects include Lego House in Billund, Maritime Museum of Denmark, Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, Vancouver House in Canada and many more.
BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes.
Gehl is an urban design consultancy offering expertise in the fields of urban design, architecture, and city planning. We apply a people-first approach, utilizing empirical analysis, strategic planning and human-centered design, to empower citizens, decision makers, company leaders and organizations to create a better everyday life for all people in cities around the world.
Tivoli’s founder Georg Carstensen was inspired by European pleasure gardens and with the Danish king’s permission, opened Tivoli Gardens on 15 August 1843.
Today, Tivoli is Denmark’s most popular attraction with 4.6 million visitors annually.
About one third of its visitors are tourists. The Tivoli experience includes rides and games, live music and ballet every day throughout the summer at the open-air stages, performances in several indoor venues, and spectacular scenery with flower gardens and unique architecture. The cherished traditions include The Tivoli Youth Guard marching band, the illuminations, and weekly fireworks displays.
Tivoli is Copehagen’s largest dining spot with 25 restaurants, 9 cafes, 12 fast food outlets, 6 bars, 11 outlets with sweets, ice cream and cakes plus 16 outlets in Tivoli Food Hall. Many of the outlets are open all year, among them the Nimb Hotel, which was named “Hotel of The Year 2015” by Small Luxury Hotels of the World. In November 2017, Tivoli Corner opened featuring the Tivoli Food Hall, roof-top terrace, restaurants and extra rooms for the Nimb Hotel.
In 2018, Tivoli and its concessions had a turnover of DKK 1.5 billion, and Tivoli A/S achieved a profit for the year before tax of DKK 120.6 million.