Copenhagen is constructing a collection of floating islands

Stunning footage have revealed the unbelievable 270-square-foot floating island that’s getting used as a brand new public house for folks to satisfy up.

Copenhagen’s new floating island. Image by /

Striking photographs present the island from above as a person relaxes on it whereas his boat is docked. Other pictures present the one tree that sprouts out from the center of the island offering with some greenery. The floating island has been launched as a prototype in Copenhagen, Denmark, by architect and designer Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg from Studio Fokstrot. The island is step one within the ‘Copenhagen islands’ undertaking which is able to see a group of islands floating by town, bringing life and exercise again to the previous industrial harbour aspect.

This island is the primary of many. Image by /

The first prototype ‘Ø1’ (after the one letter Danish phrase for island) was just lately launched and might be found floating across the south of Copenhagen harbour. It is open to the general public and has thus far been used for barbequing, stargazing, winter bathing, by native fishermen, and has hosted some small occasions. The 270-square-foot island was constructed by hand within the boatbuilding yards within the south harbour of Copenhagen utilizing conventional picket boat constructing strategies and encompasses a six-metre linden tree rising at its centre.

The islands shall be scattered across the harbour. Image by /

The ‘Copenhagen islands’ undertaking will see an archipelago of comparable floating picket islands scattered across the harbour supporting varied features. A floating sauna island, floating gardens, floating mussel farms and a floating diving platform might be used freely by boaters, kayakers and swimmers. The clear waters of the inside metropolis harbour are being loved by hundreds of individuals day by day with water that’s now clear sufficient to swim in and eat some fish from.
‘Copenhagen islands’ will benefit from this new paradigm and supply a completely new kind of public house for folks to make use of as they please.

A solitary tree grows on the island. Image by /

“The islands could be brought together in the wider parts of the harbour for events and festivals, or moved to catalyse activity in newly developed or underused locations,” recommended the staff. Marshall Blecher & Fokstrot are engaged on a spread of different initiatives within the harbour together with a floating fish market and a floating cabin with the broader purpose of reimagining the connection between cities and the ocean in a time of speedy city improvement and sea degree rise. The prototype was constructed with the assist of Konstfonden and Havnekultur 365. Help was additionally supplied by SITAS (Scandinavian Instant timber), Susens Bådbyggeri and Syddjurs Savverk.

More details about the undertaking might be found right here.

Words: Mark McConville/

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