The area has been empty for 2 years, and only sporadicly used for around 15 years. There´s four big greenhouses wich nature is taking back with lots of wild flowers, bushes and trees growing inside and a big old barn like house with a big attic. Then there´s a beautiful old villa and a little office house with toilets, kitchen, power and running water. Except for that, the huge place is overgrown by wild plants and trees and people have been building tipi´s, small houses, an underground house and a tree house.
The plan for the area is now for NCC, a big skandinavian building company, to build 135 family apartments, designed by a famous danish artist who once where one of the provo´s but now proclaim that the squatter are `properitarians and don´t know how to be real alternative and political`. The apartments will be special and the surroundings green and quite "social". But it all has a price, the price per squaremeter is very high . This is a part of the general housing policy in Copenhagen where the families in small apartments move to bigger ones and the small ones will be put together, becoming very big, expensive apartments.
The demolishing of the greenhouses and one of the other houses and cutting of some trees should have started monday the 30th of august, but the squatters and other people are preventing the workers from working in the whole area by sitting in the trees and on the roofs. NCC have not yet denounced the squatters to the police. The strategy from NCC has till now been trying to cut a lousy deal with the squatters: free beer for the 6 month birthday party, electricity back on and bottled water when they cut the electricity and water and that we could stay in the villa one month during the cleaning of the area.
We drank the beer, said no to the villa and climbed the trees and roofs.