FORMER DOCKLANDS In
the northern part of the city centre, on the former docklands of
'Amerikaplads', a diverse structure of living and working will be
created, based on plans by West 8. Different building blocks and
offices complement the existing structure of buildings. The ferries to
other Scandinavian countries depart from a new passengers terminal,
designed by 3 X Nielsen.
Not far from the inner city
area, on the left and right side of the inland waterways, different
developments are taking place at this very moment. Islands Brygge is a
new district which is connected with the city centre by a shore park.
Especially the conversion of two grain silos, dubbed Frosilos and
turned into apartments by MVRDV, is noteworthy. A pedestrian bridge
interlinks the smaller development of Havneholmen where high-end
housing is realised.
As a southern final piece of the development alongside the water the
harbour island Slusehomen has become a city quarter with closed
building blocks. Dutch architect Sjoerd Soeters was asked to design an
urban plan like he did for the Amsterdam Java-eiland in the 1990s. The
blocks are structured by a grid of new canals. The houses and facades
of each block are, exactly like in Amsterdam, designed by different
(local) architects as to ensure the liveliness of the new development.
by Arkitema, Hvidt & Mølgaard, West 8, DISSING + WEITLING,
Arkitektfirmaet C.F. Møller, Lundgaard & Tranberg, SLA Stig L.
Andersson, Dorte Mandrup, MVRDV, Soeters
Van Eldonk, Grøning Arkitekter, Format Arkitekter, Vilhelm Lauritzen
Arkitekter, Future Systems, Kasper Danielsen Arkitekter, Kim
Utzon, JJW Arkitekter, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, PLH Arkitekter, Poul
Børge Pedersen, Tage Lyneborg Tegnestue, Dybroe & Hæstrup, Wingårdh
Arkitektkontor, and many others