We have been on an important, cultural and historical walk around Copenhagen’s harbor with Politiken, DAC and a couple of our talented colleges.
Historically, the harbor has had great industrial significance for the danish capital but has since undergone a remarkable cultural and architectural development. The harbor front is now a natural and important part of the Copenhagener´s consciousness, identities and lives.
Our stop was at Skuespilhuset from where we could look at Papirøen. What is now a construction site will within years transform into the new Water Culture House, where the significance of water in history, culture and life of the inhabitants of Copenhagen will be celebrated.
You have to understand the city’s history when you build, and you have to be aware that there are stories and traces everywhere. Copenhagen hold a thousand years of history and our most important task as architects are – alike writers – to grasp the narratives and use them in our architecture.
Read more about the Water Culture House and other of the harbor’s new projects here.