Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Hou, Zhikun

Project Center

Copenhagen, Denmark


This project provided Miljøpunkt Nørrebro, a Danish environmental group, with designs for a stand-alone pilot project featuring a daylighted river and green space that addresses both stormwater and pollution concerns. This small pilot project is part of the larger vision of daylighting the Ladegårdsåen, which would lead to the creation of a city green strip and flood management highway tunnel. Public feedback and expert opinions, gathered through surveys, interviews, and a focus group led us to incorporate natural and multifunctional spaces into our green space design. We are confident that a successful pilot project will showcase the potential benefits of a larger scale green strip for the city of Copenhagen.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering