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Housing contest launched for new Copenhagen island

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Denmark’s Corporation for Development of City and Port has launched a design competition for a 25,000m² residential development on Kronløbsøen island in Copenhagen

Open to teams of teams of architects, engineers and landscape architects – the contest seeks conceptual proposals for an artificial island within the city’s harbour district.

Planned to complete in 2020, the project will deliver a series of quay-side housing blocks rising up to 20 metres tall and all clad in the same materials. A subterranean 1,000-capacity car park will also be delivered.

Nearby landmarks include 3XN’s 45,000m2 UN City office complex and the cylindrical Portland Towers by DesignGroup Architects.

Steven Holl Architects’ competition-winning scheme for a new harbour gateway – comprising two skyscrapers connected by a pedestrian bridge – is also due to start on site this year.

The latest competition’s language is Danish and qualifying teams will receive around £51,500 each to participate in the first round. Participants in the second round will receive an additional £15,000 each.

An earlier competition for the site was abandoned last year due to the high cost of bids for construction of the car park.

Design of the car park has been omitted from the latest competition but the winning team – set to be announced in June – must possess suitable engineering skills to deliver the subsurface structure.

The deadline for submissions is 3pm local time on 15 February.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Lise Palm
Planning and Architecture
Corporation for Development of City and Port
Nordre Toldbod 7
1013 Copenhagen K

Tel: +45 33769801
Email: lpa@byoghavn.dk



Source: Image by Bob Collowan

Nordhavnen in Copenhagen

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