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Fokstrot : CPH-Ø1

Far from the imposing artificial islands created in the United Arab Emirates, the island designed by the Danish agency Fokstrot for the port of Copenhagenis disconcerting simplicity: a tiny wooden pentagon only adorned with a lime tree. A refined and enigmatic realization, yet full of meaning!

It can do without things on a surface of 20 square meters lost in the middle of the Baltic Sea! Handmade, this assembly of wooden planks thought of as an aquatic public space, is dedicated to accommodate both exhausted kayakers and swimmers looking for a quiet place to sunbathe or dive. The platform CPH- Ø1is also planned to house small events. This month we will be able to find a conference on the future of port cities.

"CPH-Ø1 was developed to introduce life and activity in the Copenhagen harbor, and to bring back some of the fantasy that has been lost in its evolution. " Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg, architect and designer at Fokstrot

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The platform is the first of a future series of nine islands, each with its own functions: a sauna, a music scene, a sailing café, a water farm or a diving board will be available to summer visitors of the Danish capital. . These different infrastructures can be connected to each other during events or festivals.

An initiative to develop the ever-changing Copenhagen seafront.

To learn more, visit the Fokstrot site

Photographs: Christian Emdal

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