The history of Israels Plads reflects the history of Copenhagen’s transformations. This central plaza was once where the city ended in a ring of protective fortifications. As the city gradually extended,the plaza became a vibrant market square – unti lthe 50s, when it was turned into a lifeless carpark. With the renovation the idea is to celebrate the significance and the history of Israels Plads and revitalize it, turning it into a vibrant, diverse plaza for all kinds of people and activities. The surface of the new plaza is elevated above the existing street like a new urban carpet. It hovers over the many cars that used to dominate Israels Plads and are now placed in the basement.