In 2004 the Oslo ferry left the quay at Kvæsthusmolen for the very last time, and the plot, with its highly desirable location, could look forward to a new future. After years of temporary projects and experiments, permanent plans have now been made and the rebuilding has begun. The ambition is to create an exciting everyday area, which will buzz with diverse urban and cultural life throughout the year.
Right opposite the Royal Danish Playhouse is Christiansholm, better known as Papirøen (“Paper Island”). You can probably remember the distinctive grey buildings with their red gates, which mysteriously faced the harbour. For several decades this was where the Procurement Association of the Danish Press stored their paper: hence the name, Papirøen. But when the Procurement Association of the Danish Press terminated their contract at the end of 2012, five years ahead of time, this paved the way for all sorts of new opportunities and exciting experiments on this central, and much sought-after site.
Amidst such Copenhagen architectural icons as the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the Tivoli Gardens, a new day care centre is being built. On the outside the building will hold its own in relation to its high-profile surroundings, while concealing a much gentler and flexible ambience inside for the children's day, a space for excitement, fun and vegetables!
Last updated Monday, May 05, 2014
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