island no. 1,420
In order to emphasize the uniqueness of Denmark’s newest island, the project takes inspiration from the geological abrasion processes which have shaped the Danish coastline for thousands of years.
Kronløb Island will appear as a monolith carved from one stone. Horizontal formations will appear in all scales, from the stacking of functions to the choice of materials.
From being a void in the new urban structure, the island will break the water bassin up into several intimate canals while also establishing a coherent flow of future urban spaces.
Six strategies shaping the project
Kronløb Island brings the project’s many complex preconditions together in an overall holistic approach: A monolithic volume in slate, a green heart, two urban spaces in contact with the water, three bridges as well as a well-functioning underground parking structure and unique and varied housing qualities.
The foundation of the island consists of a three-storey underwater parking garage, which frees up space on land for livable urban development.
from the valley
In the heart of the building is a wild, grassy landscape – a green oasis that offers a series of differentiated experiences for pedestrians or cyclists moving through a lush, green space that acts as a counterpoint to the rest of the island’s blue waterfront space.
The public functions on the ground-floor level are concentrated around the areas, where most people are expected to pass by or linger to enjoy the sun. The three urban spaces contain cafés, shops, a kayaking club as well as lush green spaces.
Mixing housing types gives the island diversity
The particular kind of life that unfolds near the water and on an island is emphasized in the overall development plan, where all the homes are placed in direct connection with the water. There are many different apartment types and sizes which will contribute to the island’s diversity.