Marshall Blecher & Studio Fokstrot
The islands reintroduce wilderness and whimsey to the rapidly gentrifying harbour, with endemic plants, trees and grasses above and anchor points below providing a habitat for birds and insects, seaweeds, fish and molluscs. the islands offer a constantly changing, generous, green space in the centre of the city. The project also hints at a new type of climate resilient urbanism, inherently flexible in its use and only using sustainably sourced and recycled materials.
The first prototype island ‘CPH-Ø1’ was launched in 2018 and became a popular feature in the harbour, moving from place to place, hosting part of a photography exhibition, a series of talks and many seaside picnics. The prototype will be followed by three more islands to be launched in 2020, CPH-Ø1, CPH-Ø2 & CPH-Ø3 with plans for even more in the following years.
Copenhagen islands is a not for profit initiative started by australian architect Marshall Blecher and Danish Design studio Fokstrot, it is supported by københavns kommune, by og havn and den gode havneliv.