HOUSING, RETAIL, OFFICES, FOOD MARKET
BY & HAVN
MVRDV, GHB LANDSKABSARKITEKTER A/S
SHORTLISTED FOR RESTRICTED COMPETITION
The Paper Island, or Christians Ø which is the official name, is located on a prime location in the heart of Copenhagen harbor.
The masterplan for the island is therefore of great importance to the city. Today the area consist of some large one-level industrial buildings which is reused for cultural and public purposes and creative workshops.
It is one of the most liveliest places in the city.
This project is all about keeping the interesting and unique environment which is in the area today. So the multi-functionality of the large halls and the small workshops should stay as well as the small intimate corridors in between. Therefore the footprint of the existing buildings is kept as well as some unique building parts. On top of this public one storey base, a semiprivate rooftop garden is situated and in this are placed boxes in different sizes with a mixed type of housing. All the apartments are guaranteed a view to the sea.
The quay around the island is activated with small boat bridges and a harbor bath.