LSP : Copenhagen & Malmo-COBE -Paper Island & Kroyers Platz
Krøyers Plads has been an architectural battlefield for more than a decade. Five proposals
had already been rejected when the final design was developed. Therefore the final de-
sign is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach.
The new buildings are inscribed into the existing built-up structure along the harbour
The urban structure and street scape is continued into Krøyers Plads.
The street ends up in a new public plaza: “Krøyers Plads”.
Chritiansholm is located in the inner harbour of Copenhagen among some of the most im-
portant cultural institutions in the city, such as the Opera House and the Royal Danish
Historical map that shows Copenhagen in year 1761
CA. 1920 CA. 1920 2016
CA. 1900CA. 1830
The architecture of the island has always consisted of large industrial buildings.
The island has always been occupied by large industrial halls with incredible spatial ca-
pacity and qualities.
The halls have been storage for crucial functions for the city througout history. Such as
canons for protection, coal for heat, salt for street maintance and paper storage for the
Danish press. From its last function it got the name ‘The Paper Island’.
5 years ago the island was private property, and the puplic was not allowed here. The
halls was used for paper storage for the Danish press.
Today the halls have temporarily been converted to street food market and galleries. The
Paper Island is today one of the biggest tourist attractions in Copenhagen.
In recent years, the halls have proved to be a fantastic frame for culture for Copenhagen’s
residents and guests
The new development should not change these fantastic potentials - so we propose the
new halls of Copenhagen!
Today, the halls are full of activity and has become an urban destination in Copenhagen.
In the future, the new halls will create the frame for new activities as part of the future de-
velopment of the island.