URBAN POWER developed this proposal for Papirøen teamed up with the dutch architectural practice MVRDV.
In respect of the industrial heritage and the newfound cultural importance for Copenhageners, as much of the ambiance of Papirøen should be preserved as it is being developed.
Therefore, the streets and facades of the industrial buildings are kept, with the strategy being to build vertically, but in different levels to create open space and a view of the harbour for all residents. Much of the lifted area is constructed as a roof-top landscape, improving the quality of life in the otherwise hard surfaced environment.
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