Kronløb Island

Location: Nordhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Client: Kronløbsøen Projekt P/S 

Program: New artificial island in harbour bassin including housing, urban spaces, bridges and underground parking facility

Size: 33.000 m2 (above ground), 35.000 m2 (underground)

Status: 1st prize in competition 2016, completed in 2023

Collaborators: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Sted, Rambøll, Per Aarsleff

Team: Alexander Ejsing, Alexander Forsch, Bart Smets, Birk Folke Daugaard, Dan Stubbergaard, Dorte Buchardt Westergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Ela Czyzewska, Emmeily Zhang, Karoline Liedtke, Kristoffer Harling, Ludvig Holtenäs, Peter Laust Hønnecke, Rasmus Bernhard Nielsen, Rosa Bui, Sara Jønler, Thomas Krarup, Tonny Jensen.

Kronløb Island is an entirely new island in the existing Kronløb water basin in Nordhavnen in Copenhagen. The island will serve as a stepping-stone between two new neighbourhoods in the future city district and will break up the harbour basin into a number of intimate canals. Kronløb Island will include the area's biggest parking facility - a three-story underwater car park - as well as two new urban spaces in direct contact with the water, three new bridges and a monolithic housing volume with unique and varied housing qualities surrounding an intimate green heart. The monolithic architecture refers to the geological processes that have shaped the Danish landscape and islands for thousands of years and enhances the story of Kronløb Island as a unique new island in Denmark – a monolith carved from one stone.