Ørestad is a city development district in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The first building was completed in 2001. Fast forward to 2019: Ørestad has more than 15.000 inhabitants and 20.000 workplaces.
Ørestad is split into two main districts: The northern part, which lies close to downtown Copenhagen, and the southern part, which is a couple of kilometers away from the city centre.
The Real Ørestad
The southern part of Ørestad is often referred to as “The Real Ørestad” because it isn’t closely connected to other parts of Copenhagen, and thereby has to develop its own identity and urban environment – and according to some people, Ørestad lacks identity and an urban vibe.
I live in Ørestad South myself, and I like to follow and document the ongoing changes. In the fall of 2019, I set out to make a photo series of “The Real Ørestad.”
About The Photo Project
The photo project was taken over a couple of days in October 2019. It starts in west at sunrise, south in the morning, and moves through the city from south to north during the day, reaching the northern part of “The Real Ørestad” at sunset. Then south again at night…
A Day in Ørestad in Magasinet KBH
A Day in Ørestad was published in Magasinet KBHs “photos” section just before Christmast 2019.
Have a look at: https://www.magasinetkbh.dk/foto/et-dogn-i-orestad