Client: CPH City & Port Development
Status: Competition (2016)
Clasification: 1 prize
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinates: 55.679187, 12.598508
Climate: Oceanic / maritime, Temperate
Materials: Concrete, Wood, Glass
Environments: Seaside, Urban
Scale: 45.000 ㎡ Large
Types: Masterplan, Public space, Refurbishment
Christiansholm, also known as The Paper Island having stored huge rolls of newsprint for decades for the Danish press, is uniquely located in the heart of Copenhagen’s waterfront. In recent years, the island has become an urban destination in Copenhagen with a vibrant street life that welcomes citizens and guests inside old industrial warehouses and make up a unique and versatile setting for multiple cultural activities.
The vision for the project is to create a series of new halls for informal, public functions such as an event hall and a swimming hall. Private housing will be placed on top of the halls which encirles a green and intimate courtyard. The whole island will be flanked by a unifying public promenade. The existing vivid public life is balanced with the private life of the future inhabitants to make the island attractive for visitors as well as local residents.