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The Copenhagen Islands project: floating parks in Denmark

by Dennis Lee on Sep 4, 2018 in Architecture , Lifestyle
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A group of experimental floating islands in Copenhagen is set to challenge how we perceive public spaces

Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg of Danish design studio Fokstrot have created a wooden pentagon platform called CPH-Ø1, placed in Copenhagen's South Harbour. The Copenhagen Islands project, an archipelago of nine, has been introduced as a public park concept in the Danish capital. Made from sustainably and locally sourced materials, the 20sqm (215sqf) platform, which has a linden tree at its centre, has been handcrafted in boat-building yards using traditional techniques. marshall blecher_Ø1_19The platform will be joined by eight others of varying sizes to be completed by 2020 to form one single, larger island complex – a 'parkipelago' – each serving a different purpose. They include a floating sauna, stage, sail-in cafe, garden, diving board and mussel farm, all accessible by boat.

The Copenhagen Islands project has been introduced as a public park concept in the Danish capital

Given the threat to recreational spaces from urban development, as well as the problem of rising sea levels, the designers believe the concept of inhabitable and movable floating platforms is more relevant than ever. The clear waters of the inner city harbour are being enjoyed by thousands of people every day with water that is now clean enough to swim in. The Copenhagen Islands aims to make the most of this new paradigm and provide a new type of public space for people to use as they please.

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Photos: Marshall Blecher &  Magnus Maarbjerg


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