Designing a building worthy of this unique part of the harborfront was no easy task. And the superb quality of the final result quickly garnered multiple awards.
Krøyers Plads is a mixed-use development uniquely situated in the heart of Copenhagen’s harbour. Its design consists of three five-storey housing units seamlessly continuing the aesthetic of the historic warehouses of the waterfront.
Yet the site of Krøyers Plads was an architectural and political battlefield for more than a decade, with several earlier proposals being rejected by the local community. The final design was based on a contextual approach developed in dialogue with this community.
The resulting buildings work in harmony, both stylistically and materially, with the surrounding architecture, as folded roofs and bold forms create a dialogue between old and new. It’s an empathetic interpretation of the old warehouses and a respectful addition to the charming Christianshavn neighbourhood.
The development’s publicly accessible outdoor areas consist of surfaces in brushed concrete. Occasional patches of grass cut through the urban material like ripples at the water’s edge. The prime location opposite Skuespilhuset and historic Nyhavn is surrounded by a beautiful wooden promenade with several lovely restaurants nearby.
Krøyers Plads has quickly become a favourite spot among locals to soak up the pleasant – if not far too limited – Copenhagen sun.