Paper Island

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Client: CPH City & Port Development and CØ P/S

Program: Masterplan for Christiansholm island

Size: 45,000 m2

Status: First prize in competition in 2016, completed in 2021

Collaborators: Inside Outside, Via Trafik, Transsolar

Awards: MIPIM Awards 2017 Finalist - Best Futura Project

Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Mads Birgens Kristensen, Thomas Bang Jespersen, Ted Schauman, Birk Folke Daugaard, Simon Sjökvist, Alexander Ejsing, Greta Tiedje, Bart Smets, Majbritt Lerche, Lars Harup, Kristoffer Harling, Sigrid Marie Poulsen, Peter Laust Hønnecke, Matilda Andersson, Caroline Beck, Ben Allnatt, Marie Harvard-Delcey, Artur Gorski, Piotr Zalewski

Christiansholm, also known as Paper Island having stored huge rolls of newsprint for decades for the Danish press, is uniquely located in the heart of Copenhagen's waterfront. In recent years, the island has become an urban destination in Copenhagen with a vibrant street life that welcomes citizens and guests inside old industrial warehouses and make up a unique and versatile setting for multiple cultural activities. The vision for the project is to create a series of new halls for informal, public functions such as an event hall and a swimming hall. Private housing will be placed on top of the halls which encirles a green and intimate courtyard. The whole island will be flanked by a unifying public promenade. The existing vivid public life is balanced with the private life of the future inhabitants to make the island attractive for visitors as well as local residents.