BRIDGE OVER COPENHAGEN HARBOR

Copenhagen, DK

Area

1.500 m2

Client

RealDania

Competition Year

2015

Collaboration

COWI, Dissing+Weitling

BRIDGE OVER COPENHAGEN HARBOR

In 2015, together with COWI and Dissing+Weitling, Kragh&Berglund participated in a competition for Lille Langebro, the newest bridge across Copenhagen's bustling harbor. The new bridge over the inner harbor connects two very different urban harbors. The new Bryghus project will make Christians Brygge appear very urban and modern, while, on the opposite side, you are greeted by the old Copenhagen ramparts which extend like a green wall the way down to the harbor.

Both sides are distinctive spaces, and in respect of the character of the two spaces, we wanted a bridge that leaves as gentle and minimal an imprint as possible. The bridge is a simple object that connects the two sides. On the Christiansbrygge side, the design helps emphasize a modern and urban space, whereas on the Christianshavner side, the aesthetic and minimal design of the bridge makes a fine contrast to the historic ramparts and the more raw waterfront.

TWO SIDES- URBAN & GREEN

This place is a hub for a number of important connections in the city. At the same time, there is a significant connection to the recreational ramparts. We thus thought the obvious solution was to work with a more humble and quiet space - a place that serves as a break in the city's many impressions. We suggested a bridge that, in the choice of materials, inscribes itself in the classic Copenhagen motif, while at the same time appearing as a friendly and welcoming place to stay.