Category Archives: Waterfront

The Krane, Re-defining Copenhagen’s Waterfront

The setting was befitting a dramatic scene from yet another nordic TV production and with a wind verging on gale-force accompanied with unrepentant rain, only added to the drama. The location, The Krane, stood majestic and very inviting against a sky so black emphasizing the theme of this innovative project. Secluded in an industrial landscape […]
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Sluseholmen In November

As I prepare for my daily ritual of resetting my mind, body and soul by dipping into Sluseholmen’s perfectly chilled harbor waters, I notice the Copenhagen’s skyline has been replaced by dense fog. Not the smog that is ravaging Delhi, Beijing and Paris, but good, old-fashioned November fog. A poem for November. For some reason, […]
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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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Vrångö: A Pearl In Gothenburg’s Archipelago

If island-hopping on Sweden’s southern archipelago is on your summer agenda, then Vrångø should be on your list.

Kulturtårnet: Above Knippels Bridge

Since 2010, one of Copenhagen’s most treasured landmarks, Knippelsbro, has featured on the front of the Danish 200 kroner bank-note, pushing other celebrated Danish gems aside. A few precious times a day the city’s bike-flow takes a breather as the bridge does what it was designed to do back in 1937, allowing ship traffic to […]
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Egils Deli: A Slice Of Provence

With the summer holidays moving into gear, Islands Brygge’s harbor front transforms into one of Copenhagen’s favorite playgrounds, with a mix of beach volley, fearless skateboarders and the odd traceur going through their Parkour motions. The queues growing outside this harbor front’s cafés, bistros and delicatessens indicate how popular this neighborhood has become. Islands Brygge became one delicatessen […]
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In The Hall At The Royal Danish Playhouse

Since 2008, The Royal Danish Playhouse has been attracting audiences to an array of classical and modern works on its 3 stages. The theatre’s success is not only what is happening on the stage, but its presence on Copenhagen’s skyline and its eye-catching location in the city’s historic districts and of course, the harbor.  The […]
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Kvæsthus Pier: A Space For All Seasons

As the summer finally made a brief, but glorious entrée in Copenhagen, there is probably no better harbor space than Kvæsthus Pier, Kvæsthusmole, to welcome the summer’s arrival. This vast urban space, designed by the Danish architect studio, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, has been a popular meeting point for locals and visitors since its opening in 2016. […]
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Copenhagen’s Sauna Dwellers

Copenhagen’s winter bathing and sauna culture has never been more popular as the harbor waterfront sees recreational initiatives popping up to the delight of the city’s residents and visitors. It is still hard to believe that just 20 years ago, Copenhagen’s harbor was one of the most polluted in Northern Europe. The Copenhagen municipality’s modernization of […]
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Esplanaden, A Street With A Historic Pedigree

Every major European city probably has its own version of Esplanaden, although few thoroughfares have Esplanaden’s historic pedigree, with over 300 years of architectural styles represented on one of Copenhagen’s most iconic streets. A former military route to the Citadel, Esplanaden, stretching from Store Kongensgade to the waterfront at Nordre Toldbod, parades its excellent urban […]
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