Client: CPH City & Port Development
Status: Competition (2016) Project (2016) On going (2016 - ?)
Clasification: 1 prize
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinates: 55.694912, 12.607470
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Environments: Seaside, Urban
Visualizer: Beauty and the bit
Scale: 68.000 ㎡ Large
Types: Housing, Masterplan, Public space, Residential
Kronløb Island is an entirely new island in the existing Kronløb water basin in Nordhavnen in Copenhagen. The island will serve as a stepping-stone between two new neighbourhoods in the future city district and will break up the harbour basin into a number of intimate canals. Kronløb Island will include the area’s biggest parking facility – a three-story underwater car park – as well as two new urban spaces in direct contact with the water, three new bridges and a monolithic housing volume with unique and varied housing qualities surrounding an intimate green heart.
The monolithic architecture refers to the geological processes that have shaped the Danish landscape and islands for thousands of years and enhances the story of Kronløb Island as a unique new island in Denmark – a monolith carved from one stone.