Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Artificial Islands for Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s planning department has commissioned Danish architects Tredje Natur and PK3 to come up with an eco-conscious proposal to develop a network of artificial islands that will transform the city’s harbour into a recreational area, complete with wildlife and water sports.
The House of Water will be the first of the five zones to be created, an area comprising of curving concrete islands that are accessed by a wooden jetty.
Bird Island will be the second zone and as the name suggests the area will provide a green, plant-covered habitat for birds and other small animals.
A third island will feature a harbour bath with heated inlet pools and sauna caves.

A fourth island will be dedicated to music and performance and a fifth island will 
be reserved for water sports such as kayaking and swimming.

Floating pathways and bridges will connect the new islands, making them accessible from several locations around the city.