Kronløb Island is an entirely new island in the existing Kronløb water basin in Nordhavnen in Copenhagen. The island will serve as a stepping-stone between two new neighbourhoods in the future city district and will break up the harbour basin into a number of intimate canals. Kronløb Island will include the area’s biggest parking facility – a three-story underwater car park – as well as two new urban spaces in direct contact with the water, three new bridges and a monolithic housing volume with unique and varied housing qualities surrounding an intimate green heart. The monolithic architecture refers to the geological processes that have shaped the Danish landscape and islands for thousands of years and enhances the story of Kronløb Island as a unique new island in Denmark – a monolith carved from one stone.
The introduction of the island into the harbor will break up the expanse of water, providing a median point between two burgeoning city districts. Its presence will also facilitate a series of intimate canals that wind between the built areas.
Kronløb Island will include the area’s biggest parking facility – a three-story underwater car park – as well as two new urban spaces in direct contact with the water, three new bridges and a monolithic housing volume with unique and varied housing qualities surrounding an intimate green heart.
The island has been conceived as a geographic formation similar to the Danish landscape and naturally occurring islands. This is expressed not only by its volumetric weight, but also through the chosen material of stone and the striated arrangement of the facades. COBE described the island as “a monolith carved from one stone”.
It´s never been an easy task building an island.
Kudos to Cobe Denmark because they will do it!
COBE, together with Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Sted and Rambøll, wins the competition for Kronløbsøen – a new island in the Inner Nordhavn district in Copenhagen, including 30,000 m2 of housing, two urban spaces, three bridges and a three-storey underwater car park.
Champagne for everyone…

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