Copenhagen Harbour Architecture, Danish Dock Buildings, Kongens Enghave Photos, Development
Sydhavn : Copenhagen Harbours, Denmark
Sydhavn – Kongens Enghave, København, Danmark
page updated 4 Sep 2016
Emerging Danish dockland architecture in Copenhagen:
South Docks / Sydhavnen
Kongens Enghave (“King’s Meadow Garden”), also known as Sydhavnen (“South Harbour”), is a small waterfront district (far inland from the sea) in southern Copenhagen. The area has historically been one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Copenhagen, dissected by major transport corridors and characterized by social problems as well as industry along the harbour-front.
Since around 2000 the area has undergone a fairly major transformation. While the district in general remains a relatively poor neighbourhood with social challenges, the harbour-front areas of Sluseholmen and Teglholmen have undergone massive redevelopment into new residential neighbourhoods which have been praised for their architecture. A significant cluster of IT and telecommunications companies have also emerged in the area.
photo : Klaus Bang
The atmosphere varies between an intimate canalside environment and areas characterised by a large scale and open views of the surrounding harbour areas. The houses are frequently located right next to the canals, while bridges, wharfs and waterside steps allow residents to get close to the water surface and dip their toes in the water.
Location: south Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe
Copenhagen Dock Buildings
Copenhagen Harbours / Havnen i København
Sydhavnen : Dutch Quarter
Sydhavn Buildings Photos © Adrian Welch 2002
Danish Capital Architecture
Contemporary Architecture in the Danish Capital – architectural selection below:
Copenhagen Architecture Designs – chronological list
Copenhagen Building News – Selection of key buildings along the waterfront:
Copenhagen Harbour Gateway
Design: Steven Holl Architects, Manhattan, NY, USA
image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Copenhagen Harbour Gateway
The design for the dramatic new harbour entrance to the great city of Copenhagen is based on a concept of two hotel and office towers carrying two bridges at two orientations all connecting back to the unique aspects of the site’s history. The Langelinie site, a berth for ocean ships for decades, is expressed in the Langelinie tower, Gate L, with geometry taken from the site’s shape.
Design: Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
photo : Jens Lindhe
The oak-clad promenade, a public walk floating on thin columns over the water, gives access to the foyer with its panoramic views of the harbour and historic skyline. The scene building, containing the auditorium and three scenes, echoes the material character of the harbour front with rustic brickwork and copper-clad tower.
Buildings / photos for the Sydhavn Copenhagen Docks page welcome
Website: Copenhagen, Denmark