In this architectural proposal, pyramid-like buildings stand tall next to one another, with ample green shrubbery dotted beside.The buildings’ facades are made from warm grey brick which casts glittering patterns of light inside the space.
As part of COBE’s Paper Island competition in Copenhagen, architectural organisations across the world were invited to design a proposal for the Papirøen Waterfront Culture Center, which is envisaged to be completed by 2021.
The winners of the competition were Japanese architectural company, Kengo Kuma & Associates whose pyramid-like buildings embrace the prevalence of water in Danish lifestyle.
The design champions contemporary Danish design principles and compliments Copenhagen's building's roof profile.
Paper Island, also known as Christiansholm, is located at the centre of Copenhagen’s waterfront and having once stored rolls of newspaper for the Danish press, by 2021 the area will be transformed into a buzzing cultural hub.
The project will be home to informal leisure facilities and private houses, creating an attractive location for local residents and visitors.
Kengo Kuma & Associate's Water Culture House is not only intended to house leisure facilities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, it will be featured next to the canal, creating an architectural connection between water and land.
As the cultural centre's architecture is intended to play with shadow, the design reflects how light dances upon water and illustrates the beauty of Copenhagen's waterways.
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