Case #2: Brøndby Stadium 365 days a year – Brøndby IF

Area transformation and supporting everyday life.


Around 20 – 25 times a year the football club Brøndby IF welcomes visiting teams to Brøndby Stadium, attracting masses of fans to the area. For the rest of the year the two large areas outside the stadium remain somewhat deserted and underused. These undeveloped areas will be transformed into a new framework, where life among local people can thrive all year round.

Brøndby Stadium should be developed to provide communal areas for local citizens, encouraging activities among children, adolescents and the elderly. This should act as a catalyst for life around Brøndby Stadium.

What will it take to make the area around Brøndby Stadium an attractive meeting place for the town’s population including both dedicated football fans as well as other citizens?

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Lab Facilitator

This year, the Innovation Labs will be lead by four international professional facilitators from the Institute without Boundaries (IwB), based in Toronto. The IwB employs and trains professionals and postgraduate students from various disciplines. As a top design training and research centre, the IwB is committed to collaborative and interdisciplinary design practice, in order to create innovative local solutions to 21st century global challenges.

Graeme Kondruss, Manager of Academic Space Planning & Design, George Brown College.

Graeme Kondruss is a designer and project strategist who uses his wide array of experiences in architecture, planning, project management and interdisciplinary design strategy to focus much of his educational and professional career on the study of space and its impact on social behaviour.

Graeme attended the Institute without Boundaries (2010-2011) and upon graduating, worked as a Design Associate (2011-2015) on projects that utilized collaborative and multidisciplinary design practices to find innovative solutions to social, ecological and economic challenges. Using his experience in design strategy methodologies Graeme has helped to design and facilitate dozens of charrettes for public and private sector organizations in Italy, Ireland, Chile, the United States and Canada.

Most recently, Graeme has joined George Brown College in Toronto, Canada as the Manager of Academic Space Planning & Design. Graeme provides support to the organization in ongoing consultation with academic stakeholders, external consultants and government agencies to understand space planning requirements and set priorities for the development of institutional assets.

Graeme has a diploma in Architectural Technology and a post-graduate in Integrated Design Strategy from the Institute without Boundaries.

Advisory Board

Based on relevant academic or practice-based experiences, an interdisciplinary group of experts is connected to each lab, with the purpose of guiding and inspiring the focus and work of the participants. Advisors will join the lab on-site during  1-3 sessions, where they will give direct feedback on ideas and work in progress, presented by participants.

Jesper Jørgensen

Jesper Jørgensen

CEO at Brøndby IF
Peter Froulund

Peter Froulund

Head of Communication and Marketing, Arbejdernes Landsbank
Morten Bødskov

Morten Bødskov

Member of The Danish Parliament, Folketinget
 Kim Østergaard

Kim Østergaard

Head of Marketing, J. Jensen
Elisabeth Sonne Marinos

Elisabeth Sonne Marinos

Consultant for urban planning and outdoor recreation, Brøndby Municipality
Ellen Hvidt Thelle

Ellen Hvidt Thelle

Head of Planning, Brøndby Municipality

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