Marshall Blecher & Studio Fokstrot Imagine Floating Island in the Center of Copenhagen
Marshall Blecher & Fokstrot Studio has introduced “wilderness and imagination“, To the Danish capital by creating a series of floating islands in the city harbor. Adding a new archetype to city space, this project can be used by sailors, fishermen, kayaks, stargazers, and swimmers.
Title Copenhagen IslandThe project is a non-profit initiative started by Australian architect Marshall Blecher and the Danish Design studio Fokstrot. In 2018, the first island prototype that was introduced to the port became very popular. In fact, CPH-Ø1 holds a photography exhibition, a series of talks and many waterfront picnics. Scheduled for 2020, three more islands will be launched, with plans for more in the near future.
“garden“The island places a strange and pleasant floating green space with”endemic plants, trees and grass above and anchor points below provide habitat for birds and insects, seaweed, fish and mollusks“Adding new destinations to the fast port of gentrifying, an ever-changing project will be built by hand using traditional wooden boat building techniques in the shipbuilding yard.
Easy to move, these islands will be transported seasonally between underutilized and newly developed ports, “catalyze life and activity“In addition, a generous green oasis has just been introducedhinting at a new type of climate-resistant urbanism, inherently flexible in its use and only using material that is sourced and recycled in a sustainable way“
Awarded the Taipei international design award for public space and the award for social design, Copenhagen Islands is also a finalist in the Beazley design prize at the London Design Museum and has just been announced as a finalist in the Danish Design Prize.