The first of nine artificial islands currently floats in Copenhagen Harbor; the 215 ft² wooden pentagon platform has one linden tree in the center. The project Copenhagen Islands by Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg from Danish design studio Fokstrot, to create individual little parks instead of stray docks, should generate a public gathering place on water.
Once the other islands are completed, all nine can come together to form one single, larger island. Each island will serve a purpose, and this first one has already hosted events such as a lecture series. Plans for a stage, sauna, coffee shop, diving board and mussel farm, all accessible by boat, we’re looking at a cultural development which will boost life and activity on the harbor. Currently located in Copenhagen’s South Harbor, the island will be moved north to the area of Refshaleøen later this spring.
American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.