Category Archives: Urban planning

João Albergaria, Penning Copenhagen’s Harbor Life

The following blog is the first in a series showcasing photographers and illustrators perception of Copenhagen’s waterfront and it’s ever changing neighborhoods. The first is urban sketcher and illustrator João Albergaria. With Copenhagen’s waterfront neighborhoods undergoing extensive development, the harbor’s characteristic houseboat & fishing communities and marinas have come under the eye of João Albergaria, […]
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Copenhagen’s Lille Langebro Deserves A Fanfare

I’m standing at the ferry terminal between The Royal Library and BLOX in Copenhagen’s inner harbor admiring the display of bridges linking central Copenhagen to the island of Amager. Within a range of just 710 meters, Knippels Bro, Cirkelbroen and Langebro have now been joined by Lille Langebro, the third bike and pedestrian bridge constructed […]
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There’s Something About Bywater.

Far away from the December chills of southern Scandinavia, I find myself in a corner of New Orleans trying to make sense of it all. Nestling on the northern banks of the magnificent Mississippi River, the community of Bywater, with its distinctive architectural Creole heritage could not be more different from its noisy neighbor, the French […]
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An Orange Thread Uniting Copenhagen’s South Harbor

The long anticipated M4 line, connecting South Harbor to the Metro City Ring has finally begun and in 2024, Teglholmen, Sluseholmen and Mozart’s Plads will be just a heartbeat from central Copenhagen. However, the construction site for the forthcoming Metro station at Mozart’s Plads is causing concern for local businesses and residents. With the instantly recognizable green fence […]
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Byens Hegn Arrives In South Harbor

Byens Hegn has finally come to 2450sv. The long anticipated M4 line, connecting Sydhavnen to the Metro City Ring has finally begun and in 2024, Sluseholmen will be just 5 minutes away from The Main Railway Station. Since 2011, Byens Hegn has been a popular feature of Copenhagen’s urban landscape providing local residents, businesses and artists […]
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Sluseholmen Captured In A New Light

11 years ago, the first wave of expectant residents moved into Sluseholmen and I among them. There was a pioneer spirit back then that brought many neighbors together and formed friendships for life. And from a theoretical master plan designed in Amsterdam, a neighborhood and a community gradually developed that still attracts architects, urban planners […]
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A Copenhagen Icon: H. C. Ørstedsværket

It’s a race against time as the sun is sinking and H.C. Ørsted Power Station’s shadows are as black as the coal that once fueled its furnaces and photographing this Herculean building is not only challenging, but feels forbidden. For as long as I can remember, H.C. Ørsted Power Station has dominated South Harbor’s skyline. The deep red […]
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Copenhagen: Krøyers Plads Rejuvinated

For more than a decade, plans for developing one of Copenhagen’s most prestigious and historical waterfront locations, Krøyers Plads, were continually rejected by local community organizations and politicians, vigorously believing that the designs were failing to respect the identity of Christianshavn’s waterfront. The bruised egos of an international and domestic architectural community had to take […]
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Kids City, Building Blocks In Christianshavn

With Copenhagen’s population expanding by almost 1000 new residents monthly, the city’s authorities, urban & spatial planners and architects are having to seek innovative and alternative solutions to accommodate the pressures of urban living, especially the challenges of providing child-care physical environments. Kids’ City, is undoubtedly Copenhagen’s most ambitious pre-school, day care centre and youth club […]
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Urban Rigger Afloat

A northerly wind rips through Copenhagen’s harbor whipping the water into a frenzy. A couple of hardened kayakers battle their way into the wind. I eventually find the Urban Rigger’s construction moored at Refshale Island (Refshalsøen) afloat and remarkably steady considering the blustery conditions. Urban Rigger is yet another creative initiative addressing the challenges of providing affordable […]
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