Copenhagen Inner Harbour




The project envisions the water surface of the harbour as the floor and the sky as the ceiling, the “walls” were lacking to define the (harbour) space. Thus, it was recommended to establish large elements in the shape of buildings on each side of the harbour fairway at Kvæsthusbroen, Dokøen and Christiansholm, respectively.

Irrespective of function no building may “turn its back” to the harbour. On the contrary the buildings must compliment already defined plans of public promenades and squares along the entire harbour fairway with the purpose of stressing and strengthening previous initiated activities.

The large building volumes have at a later stage been concretised as the Danish Theatre’s new playhouse, the Opera and new building-up of Christiansholm awaits the expiration of current leases.

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Project facts

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Client: Municpality of Copenhagen
Gross floor area: 80,000 m2
Year of design: 2000 - 2000
Type of assignment: Commision


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