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!
The conversion of Vester Voldgade has reduced traffic and enhanced the boulevard atmosphere, adding rows of trees, new open spaces and wide promenades, and giving pedestrians priority on what was once a very busy stretch
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