Photo essays - 07/July/2017

The big picture

Lack of space in cities restricts opportunities for outdoor exercise, resulting in city-dwellers wasting energy on journeying to the outskirts in search of open areas. The energy saving solution to the problem is close by, however.

Lack of space in cities restricts opportunities for outdoor exercise, resulting in city-dwellers wasting energy on journeying to the outskirts in search of open areas. The energy saving solution to the problem is close by, however. Rooftops are readily available outdoor space that can be used for sporting activities. In central Copenhagen the roof of a multi-storey car park has been transformed into a 2400 square metre adult fitness zone where people can run and work out all day, all year, 24 metres above the ground. The all-weather exercise surface is produced from the granulated remains of old tyres and Nike shoes.


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PHOTO Rasmus Hjortshøj / Coast studio

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